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Potato Leek Soup
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  Here’s a hearty soup for fall and winter days. Serve it as a main course or as a warm-up for skiers, woodcutters, and snow-shovelers. You can use brown-skinned potatoes, which often keep better through the winter, but the red ones look nice with the pale yellow-green of the leeks. For a meatless version, substitute butter […]
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Apple Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce
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Illustration copyright © by Tae Won Yu From the author: Just a little twist on the classic version. The apples introduce both a texture and flavor that makes the pudding different. Apple Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 1 cup heavy (whipping) cream 1 cup milk 2 large eggs, at room temperature 2 large egg yolks ⅓ cup (lightly packed) light brown sugar ¼ […]
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Back in the Day KitchenAid Sweepstakes
Cheryl and Griffith Day, prolific owners of the Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah, Georgia, are the team behind the brand-new, gorgeous cookbook The Back in the Day Bakery: Made With Love. Their recipes for classic, from-scratch sweets and treats will have you baking up a storm. And what could make baking easier than a KitchenAid […]
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Mrs.Tate’s “Old and Tried” Orange Cake
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Photograph copyright © 2006 Andy Ryan From the authors: We found this recipe as we browsed through a pile of cookbooks we had bought in central Massachusetts. It literally fell into our laps. We were intrigued by the simple little recipe and the reference to “old and tried.” This delicate all-natural cake, flavored with the zest and […]
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Host Your Own Neighborhood Soup Night
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Get to know your neighbors with a neighborhood soup night. Hosting is a breeze! 1. Pick a night and send out invitations: Click here to download a printable invite you can leave in your neighbors’ mailboxes. 2. Make your contribution: This recipe is just DIVINE! You can make this Taco Soup recipe from the new book Soup Night, and […]
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