Funfetti Cake

Funfetti Cake

Unlike Molly, and maybe many of you, this was not an “iconic cake of my childhood” mainly because I was a child in the 1960s and cake innovation technology just wasn’t there yet. But even without the strong pull of nostalgia, how can you not be drawn to this cake? It’s got “fun” right in the title for crying out loud!

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Juicy Lucy Burgers

Apparently a Minneapolis tavern specialty, the Juicy Lucy is a burger with the cheese -- are you sitting down? -- inside. Wow, way to blow our minds, half of the Twin Cities!  I'm not sure what the advantage is to a cheese surprise but it's a cheeseburger and I adore...

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Next book: Master of the Grill

Guess what?  America's Test Kitchen contacted me and asked me to review their new book. You know what that means? Yep.  I won. It's possible that they sent the same email to dozens of bloggers, food journalists, respected practitioners of the culinary arts like this...

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Short Rib Pot Pie

Photo by Gentl and Hyers Why humble-brag when you can just straight out brag?  I kicked my own ass when I made this dish.  You know how they say if you can read a recipe you can cook?  I did that.  But first, I used my formidable powers of discernment to pick a recipe...

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