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Lamb Shanks with Garlic
| Blog, Blue Plate Special, Recipes
Need an idea for a crowd-pleasing recipe, perfect for Easter brunch or Passover? Forget the ubiquitous deviled eggs, and try this rich lamb dish. Roasted and braised with the deep burnished flavor of garlic, this lamb shanks recipe is the perfect way to impress friends and family members this April. Photo © Susan Goldman Lamb […]
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Win An Easter Box of Macarons!
| Blog, Blue Plate Special, Giveaway
Macarons – those delicate, colorful French confections – are all the rage, and this week we’re giving away a whole box of them, with an Easter twist! This box from the New York City-based Dana’s Bakery includes three Easter-inspired flavors – Creme Egg, Marshmallow Peeps, and Chocolate Peanut Butter flavored macarons. Enter for a chance […]
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Chocolate-Almond Macarons
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Sweet, airy, and with just the right bit of crunch, there’s a reason that French macarons have become so popular as of late—they’re delicious! These delicate confections are versatile, inspiring classic flavors like chocolate and vanilla to more experimental combinations of Key lime pie and s’mores, and they are surprisingly easy to make. Here’s a […]
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How to Fold an Omelet (A French Technique)
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Many people tend to shy away from making omelets, particularly French-style omelets, for fear of fancy technique. (Who hasn’t broken an omelet mid-fold and turned the dish into a delicious scramble instead?) Fear not, egg-lovers! Richard Grausman, author of French Classics Made Easy de-mystifies the fluffy French tri-folded omelet with step-by-step instructions—and a recipe for […]
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Chicken Dumplings with Ginger Dressing
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Dim sum is a genre of Chinese eating involving many bite sized dishes, from dumplings, to buns, to springrolls, and more. A dim sum brunch is a smorgasbord of contrasting colors, textures and delicious flavors. While it might not be practical to cook up 11 different small dishes at home, this recipe for boiled chicken […]
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