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The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook: “The Only Tomato Sauce You’ll Ever Need”

This was a perfectly delicious tomato sauce but if I had to pick one to call “the only tomato sauce” I’ll ever need it will not be this one.  That honor goes to Marcella Hazan’s brilliant sauce which is simply … Continue reading

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Potato Gnocchi

I need to buy a ricer.  Because I hate my food mill and I am going to want to make gnocchi more often. This is from the September/October issue of Cook’s Illustrated.  I did not use one of the yummy-sounding … Continue reading

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My Father’s Daughter: Macaroni & Cheese (One Way)

The real title of this recipe is Macaroni & Cheese (A Few Ways) but I only made one so…full disclosure. Here’s a funny thing: I have never, ever, in my life had Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.  I don’t know how … Continue reading

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My Father’s Daughter: Spaghetti Limone Parmeggiano and Cacio e Pepe

The next time life hands you lemons and about 12 minutes to cook dinner, remember the first of these two recipes.  When life says “you know what? I can’t even give you the lemons today” then you’ll need recipe #2. … Continue reading

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Off Topic: Risotto

Earlier this year (May, 2010) Cook’s Illustrated featured a recipe for “Almost Hands-Free Risotto.”  Got my attention.  I’d been tinkering with risotto and had some success but hadn’t yet found the perfect recipe.  The game-changer in this one is the … Continue reading

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