Tag Archives: mashed potatoes

Testing Shepherd’s Pie from Cook’s Illustrated

My sister Tina, my BFF Grace and I exchange Christmas lists sometime in November; this year, I asked for a subscription to Cook’s IllustratedContinue reading


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A New Pork and Apples Dinner

As much as my husband Kurt loves my braised pork loin with its creamy mustard cider sauce, it takes a while to prepare and it makes a lot.  When I make my standard barley side dish, the amount of food lasts for days. Continue reading


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(Really) Easy BBQ Ribs

Nothing is better when a friend sends you a recipe she’s tried– especially when you know you are simpatico with her palate.  My friend Jacki sent me a recipe for BBQ ribs; instead of cooking them for hours Continue reading


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