Sourdough-Pumpkin Beignets with Mexican Coke-Braised Pork Belly and Black Garlic Butter

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The best things in life are …………………………………………………………………………fried. It’s true. Maximum guilt is intrinsically linked to maximum pleasure. Sex is good, but sex in an elevator is better. You may feel guilty that old Mrs. Crotchet and her poodle caught you doing it doggie style when the lift doors opened too soon, but that makes it all the more memorable. And devilish. Which is equally true of these Halloween-themed beignets. They are Halloween-themed because they’re made of pumpkin and I served […]

Green Eggs and Ham

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Dear Nature’s Pride,

I am a from-scratch kind of gal; consequently I rarely have store-bought bread in my kitchen. I was extremely pleasantly surprised to sample your Country Potato Bread and to find it luscious both in flavor and texture. You might be extremely (pleasantly, I hope) […]

Foie Gras Chantilly Croquembouche with Maple Balsamic Sauce

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Never one to jump on the latest baking trend, you can imagine my surprise when I found myself unable to shake the concept of engineering a croquembouche.  Let’s start by answering the question, what is a croquembouche.  It’s essentially a tower of profiteroles glued together with caramel, often drizzled in chocolate, spun sugar, or all manner of fancy schmancy décor.  Not my type of thing. I like contemporary solid lines, bold colors, no frills.  So why can’t I get the […]

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