Posts From the monthly archives: "November 2011"

Mincemeat: The very thought of it is enough to make you shudder. What’s in there? And most importantly, does it really contain meat? The answer to the meat question is: It depends. It used to have meat because it was a good way to use up those leftover meat scraps and bits no one…(Read More)

One of the most important Thanksgiving foods at our house is yeast rolls. I go back and forth between plain rolls and rolls that contain mashed potatoes, but I think that potato rolls are my favorite. Make sure to use a floury, not waxy, potato, cooked and mashed well. Lumps aren’t a plus in…(Read More)

Autumn quartet

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This quartet of pies features fall produce: apples, cranberries, pears and nuts. As for the Chocolate Coconut Pie, neither chocolate or coconut are particularly fall ingredients, but they are, after all, chocolate and coconut. It is always the right time of the year for chocolate and coconut. Topping sweets with salt is still in fashion…(Read More)

Making a meal shouldn’t be dangerous. I’ve never been tempted by those Japanese puffer fish that kill someone every so often, or even by pain-inducing incendiary chilies. I have, however, fallen for sweet meat squash. Sweet meat squash is very pretty — a flattened round of pale, silvery blue-green, sometimes with light…(Read More)

Mincemeat without mincing words

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Mincemeat: The very thought of it is enough to make you shudder. What’s in there? And most importantly, does it really contain meat? The answer to the meat question is: It depends. It used to…

Potatoes add a holiday touch to rolls

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One of the most important Thanksgiving foods at our house is yeast rolls. I go back and forth between plain rolls and rolls that contain mashed potatoes, but I think that potato rolls are my favorite…

Autumn quartet

By | | Eating In

This quartet of pies features fall produce: apples, cranberries, pears and nuts. As for the Chocolate Coconut Pie, neither chocolate or coconut are particularly fall ingredients, but they are, after all, chocolate and coconut. It is…

This squash presents a challenge

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Making a meal shouldn’t be dangerous. I’ve never been tempted by those Japanese puffer fish that kill someone every so often, or even by pain-inducing incendiary chilies. I have, however, fallen for sweet…