Peppermint Truffles from Ganache

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So, you may have been wondering how much hot chocolate I was going to make with all that ganache the other day. Hot chocolate for everyone! Actually, not really. Hot chocolate for no one. Truffles for everyone…or at least for me. The bonus of making hot chocolate from ganache is that I successfully crossed off […]

How to Roast a Turkey in 5 Easy Steps

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Remember the scene in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation where the turkey comes to the table, browned and glorious, and then as Clark goes to carve it the whole thing deflates? Here, let me refresh your memory. This doesn’t have to be you. Roasting a turkey can be easy, and it doesn’t take as long as […]

Chicken Piccata: Chicken Fingers for Grown-Ups

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That, up there, is flat-leaf parsley, growing in a pot. And down below here? Those are all things that I had sitting around the house. No joke. If I had shopped for this meal, I would have picked up a better wine. As it happened, we don’t often drink white wine (we drink red), and […]

Crab on the Grill: Keep Your Kitchen Cool

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When it comes to grilling, some things are obvious.  Burgers, hot dogs, steaks, chicken.  But others are less obvious.  Pizza, pineapple, asparagus, crab.  Crab?  Yes, crab.  Why not crab?  That’s what I thought to myself a few years ago when we found ourselves with two pounds of crab legs and the desire to cook them […]