185. Tomato Barbecue Sauce p.479

185. Tomato Barbecue Sauce p.479

There’s no recipe for this one on Epicurious.
This barbecue sauce is meant to accompany Lillie’s North Carolina Chopped Barbecue, which we’ll get to next time. It’s apparently the style of barbecue sauce popular in Lillie’s part of North Carolina, and is best served slathered over chopped pork barbecue. It probably works well on most grilled [...]

9 August 2008 | Beef, Veal, Pork, and Lamb, The Book | 4 Comments
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180. Seared Salmon with Balsamic Glaze p.290

180. Seared Salmon with Balsamic Glaze p.290

The recipe
Jacques Pépin said it best, if you’re going to fry fish, try to do it at the neighbours’ house. I was working from home the day I made this dish, and my dining companion wasn’t getting back until 9 pm so I decided to make fish for lunch. As regular readers know she’s not [...]

9 July 2008 | Fish and Shellfish, The Book | 7 Comments
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176. Apple Raisin Cake p.704

176. Apple Raisin Cake p.704

The recipe
I’m really trying to work on my hosting skills these days. I love to have friends over, and I love to cook for them. Unfortunately that often means that we don’t spend a lot of time together once they arrive. I’m pretty rotten about sharing kitchen space, or involving others in the cooking process. [...]

22 June 2008 | Cakes, The Book | 4 Comments
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173. Spice Sugar Cookies p.669

173. Spice Sugar Cookies p.669

The recipe
My cookie baking bonanza got a little bit confused. I made ginger cookies that didn’t taste much like ginger, and these spice cookies, which are gingerbread in disguise. I kept mixing them up when I told people which cookies where which, it seemed pretty obvious that the crispy cookies which tasted like ginger should [...]

16 June 2008 | Cookies, Bars, and Confections, The Book | 2 Comments
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172. Brown Sugar-Ginger Crisps p.665

172. Brown Sugar-Ginger Crisps p.665

The recipe
I made these cookies in the middle of a cookie-baking frenzy, I was buying ingredients for about five different types, with a couple of backup shopping lists in case I couldn’t find all the stuff for the first tier cookies. Somehow the crystallized ginger that this recipe called for never made it into the [...]

14 June 2008 | Cookies, Bars, and Confections, The Book | 4 Comments
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169. Sweet and Spicy Bacon p.656

169. Sweet and Spicy Bacon p.656

The recipe
The food blog world has been swamped with recipes for caramelized bacon with a kick, so I decided that now would be a good time to see what all the fuss was about. After trying this recipe I’ve decided it’s just a gimmick, and not a worthy treatment of bacon. I get the concept, [...]

31 May 2008 | Breakfast and Brunch, The Book | 3 Comments
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160. Cranberry Walnut Tart p.786

160. Cranberry Walnut Tart p.786

The recipe
Cooking is a learning process, and a lot of lessons just need to be learned the hard way. There are a host of excellent kitchen habits that food educators are desperate for us to get into, such as, reading the recipe all the way through, verifying that you have all the ingredients, doing things [...]

23 April 2008 | Pies, Tarts, and Pastries, The Book | 5 Comments
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146. Sweet Potato Parsnip Purée p.584

146. Sweet Potato Parsnip Purée p.584

The recipe
This dish seemed like a winner, but ended up a real disappointment. I’m a fan of sweet potatoes, and I adore parsnips, so what could possibly go wrong? It’s about a simple as a recipe can get, you just simmer chunks of sweet potato and parsnip ’till they’re tender, and run them through the [...]

10 February 2008 | The Book, Vegetables | 5 Comments
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127. Barbecued Chile-Marinated Spareribs p.490

127. Barbecued Chile-Marinated Spareribs p.490

There’s no recipe for this one.
These ribs are dead simple, but they take some forethought. The ribs are simmered in water for an hour, then marinated in sauce of New Mexico chiles, ketchup, garlic, cider vinegar, brown sugar, salt, tequila, vegetable oil, ground cumin, and ground allspice for the next eight hours. Half of the [...]

3 December 2007 | Beef, Veal, Pork, and Lamb, The Book | 4 Comments
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83. Oatmeal Cookies p.664

83. Oatmeal Cookies p.664

The recipe
People are funny about baking. Not everyone, but probably a majority of people who “don’t bake” would at least be willing to try their hand at making oatmeal cookies. When their 5 year olds help bake, they make cookies. These are the same people who will look at you funny if you tell them [...]

30 August 2007 | Cookies, Bars, and Confections, The Book | 1 Comment
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