A Tale of Two Cookbooks (Coffee Cheesecake Swirled Brownies)

For those familiar with Food52 Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks, I received two cookbooks this past week that made me feel like one of the judges for the tourney.  In a nutshell, The Piglet is like March Madness, sixteen cookbooks go head to head, winner goes on, loser goes home. Judges are selected by Food52 staff…

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Soured by Cookies, Saved by Lemon Cake

I tried a couple of new cookie recipes recently and as the saying goes, you win some you lose some.  The first recipe Malted Milk Chocolate Cookies came from a book I received to review, Holiday Cookies.  Decidedly MEH.  The malt flavor was barely discernible and the milk chocolate did not stand out.  Oh well,…

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What’s for Dessert? Croutons!

Awhile back I reviewed Food52 Mighty Salads. Flipping through the book I found quite a few recipes to try including a tomato pasta salad, a crab and corncake salad and a tomato cucumber salad with lamb kebabs.  At the very end of the book, snuck in on the last page (those sneaky Food52ers) I found…

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52 Ways to Have Your Salad

Slip out the bowl Joe, toss some new greens, Jean…just get yourself free..to make some satisfying salads.  After quite the wait I received a copy of Food 52 Mighty Salads from Blogging for Books.  I flipped through the book and with my trusty pad of post it notes tagged quite a few recipes I wanted…

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You Had Me at Tomato (One Pan Pasta)

Every year Wes, the garden guy in our house, plants tomatoes.  We pick out a mix of cherry tomatoes and heirlooms and usually by this time we are enjoying fresh vine ripened tomatoes. Our jaunts to the weekly farmer’s market include plums, nectarines and berries but we smugly walk by stalls with the expensive heirloom tomatoes….

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