Monthly Archives: December 2011

Sticky Toffee Pudding: An Easy Recipe for an Elegant Christmas Desert

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I tasted my first sticky toffee pudding while visiting Edinburgh when I was pregnant with my son. True to the myths about pregnant women, I had cravings. Uncontrollable, intense cravings. For instance, seeing a box of Nilla Wafers in the … Continue reading

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Easy Chicken Liver Paté Recipe

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“What am I, chopped liver?” Such a deft colloquialism, it is. The implication at first glance being that chopped liver is forgettable, not worthy of notice, insignificant. But good chopped liver is such a wonder of culinary genius, combining the … Continue reading

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Jelly Donuts for Hanukkah

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One day several Decembers ago, a friend mentioned in passing that she had stopped in to Mollie Stone’s on the way to work to pick up Krispy Kreme jelly donuts for her coworkers. “You know, for Hanukkah,” she said casually. … Continue reading

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Easy Latke Recipe for Hanukkah

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The main thing I remember about my childhood Hanukkahs is my mother’s latkes. And not just the latkes themselves—as delicious as they were, crispy-fried, fresh from the frying pan—but also the image of my mother in the kitchen, first peeling … Continue reading

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