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A Holiday Feast: Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Port, Shallot, and Mushroom Sauce

A Holiday Feast: Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Port, Shallot, and Mushroom Sauce

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

A roasted beef tenderloin with velvety, savory-sweet sauce is a thing of beauty. Find out how to cook it to perfection for your next gathering.

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Bake Homemade Cheese Crackers for Holiday Gift-Giving

Bake Homemade Cheese Crackers for Holiday Gift-Giving

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Forget store-bought Cheez-Its. The best savory, cheese-filled nibbles are made at home with plenty of real cheese. Homemade crackers seem intimidating, but they’re basically just savory cookies — something anyone can make. Plus, a jar of these crackers makes a great stocking stuffer or hostess gift for the holidays. Kate Williams will show you how.

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My Favorite Childhood Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce

My Favorite Childhood Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce

| November 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Forget about the canned-shaped cranberry gel that graced your childhood table, this tart-sweet compote is not only amazingly delicious, it’s amazingly simple to throw together at the last minute.

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Throw Your Turkey On The Grill This Thanksgiving!

Throw Your Turkey On The Grill This Thanksgiving!

| November 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

There is nothing quite as spectacular as bringing this mahogany-colored, smoky-flavored bird to the Thanksgiving table. This year, impress your guest by slow-grill roasting your bird on the BBQ.

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Homemade Thai Curry Pastes are Easy to Personalize

Homemade Thai Curry Pastes are Easy to Personalize

| November 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

Making homemade Thai curry paste is simple once you’ve sourced your ingredients, and it adds great depth to quick weeknight dinners. Kate Williams will show you how to find the right ingredients and then make the most of them.

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‘Test Kitchen': How To Buy The Safest Meat And Make The Juiciest Steaks

‘Test Kitchen': How To Buy The Safest Meat And Make The Juiciest Steaks

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Cook’s Illustrated Meat Book gives tips on how to shop for, store, season and cook meat. Why shouldn’t you pack your burgers too tight? Two America’s Test Kitchen editors explain.

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Boo! Cute (and gluten-free) Ghost Meringue Cookies for Halloween

Boo! Cute (and gluten-free) Ghost Meringue Cookies for Halloween

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

These lighter-than-air ghosts might be no more creepy than a kitten, but they are still perfect for Halloween and they will delight – not fright – the kiddos.

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Samuel Fromartz Explores the World of Bread in his New Book “In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker’s Odyssey”

Samuel Fromartz Explores the World of Bread in his New Book “In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker’s Odyssey”

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

In Search of a Perfect Loaf is not a cookbook, although it does contain a handful of recipes. It’s first and foremost a tale of one man’s journey, both personal and investigative, into figuring out what goes into creating a really good loaf of bread. Lucky for us, he happily shares his discoveries and tells a good tale along the way.

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Ignore the Fog and Make Your Own Ice Cream Cones and Sprinkles

Ignore the Fog and Make Your Own Ice Cream Cones and Sprinkles

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Homemade ice cream cones and sprinkles are fun enough to transport even Outer Sunset dwellers to a place with fog-free summers. Kate Williams will show you how.

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For A More Ordered Life, Organize Like A Chef

For A More Ordered Life, Organize Like A Chef

| August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

The French phrase mise-en-place means to gather and arrange the ingredients and tools needed for cooking. But for many culinary professionals, its organizing principles are also a way of life.

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Andy’s Orchard: Maverick Orchardist Demystifies Heirloom Stone Fruit & Shares Tips for Selection

Andy’s Orchard: Maverick Orchardist Demystifies Heirloom Stone Fruit & Shares Tips for Selection

| July 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

The often-frustrating search for drips-down-your-chin stone fruit need go no further than Andy’s Orchard in Morgan Hill. The proprietor explains why so much fruit today is disappointing and how to identify the tastiest stone fruit.

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Green Tomato Parmesan: Eggplant Haters, Rejoice!

Green Tomato Parmesan: Eggplant Haters, Rejoice!

Love everything about eggplant parmesan except the eggplant? Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen whips up a tomatoey-cheesy Southern-style Green Tomato Parm, no eggplant allowed!

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The Sweet Lowdown: Honey 101

The Sweet Lowdown: Honey 101

| June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Honeybees play a critical role in our food system, pollinating a third of the crops we eat, including tree nuts, stone fruit, and many other fruits and vegetables. By harvesting their honey, we also get to enjoy the sweet products of their nectar-gathering labor. CUESA has collected some delicious tidbits to help you sweet talk like a honey connoisseur.

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How to Make Your Next BBQ Exceptional: Do-It-Yourself Burger Buns

How to Make Your Next BBQ Exceptional: Do-It-Yourself Burger Buns

| June 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Making your own burger buns is much easier than you might think, just start the dough in the morning and by midday your whole house will smell like fresh, buttery bread.

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