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DIY Gifts: Homemade Manhattan Cocktails

DIY Gifts: Homemade Manhattan Cocktails

| December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

What makes a better gift than DIY cocktail supplies? This kind of gift is cute, unique, and way more useful than another pair of hand-knit socks. Best of all, it’s surprisingly easy to make the components of one of my favorite cocktails, the Manhattan. Well, all of the components except for the rye whiskey. That one, I’ll leave to the experts.

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Cookie-Baking Chemistry: How To Engineer Your Perfect Sweet Treat

Cookie-Baking Chemistry: How To Engineer Your Perfect Sweet Treat

| December 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

A cookie in the oven almost looks like a monster coming alive. It bulges out, triples in size and then stiffens into a crisp biscuit. So how does an oven turn raw dough into a delight? A new animation explains the chemistry behind great baking so you, too, can unleash your inner mad scientist in the kitchen.

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Bay Area Bites Thanksgiving Menu 2013

Bay Area Bites Thanksgiving Menu 2013

| November 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bay Area Bites shares a Thanksgiving Menu with creative yet traditional recipes along with cooking guides, advice, and safety tips to have a delicious and stress-free holiday meal.

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All-American Dessert Recipe: Classic Apple Pie for Thanksgiving

All-American Dessert Recipe: Classic Apple Pie for Thanksgiving

| November 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

It’s not Thanksgiving without apple pie. Stephanie Rosenbaum shares step-by-step instructions for this holiday classic, better than you’ve ever made before.

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Poco Dolce: Ten Years of “the Savory Side of Sweet”

Poco Dolce: Ten Years of “the Savory Side of Sweet”

| November 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

What’s it like to start and run an artisan food business? Find out from Poco Dolce’s Kathy Wiley, who is celebrating a ten year mark this year. Wiley’s chocolate tiles, bars, brittle, toffees and other delights pair with whiskey or on their own.

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Don’t Stuff The Turkey And Other Tips From ‘America’s Test Kitchen’

Don’t Stuff The Turkey And Other Tips From ‘America’s Test Kitchen’

| November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jack Bishop and Brigid Lancaster of the public TV series share tips for buying, seasoning and cooking a turkey (hint: bigger isn’t necessarily better, keep lots of salt around and give the bird a break before carving.) They also give advice on how to make some of their favorite side dishes.

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Thanksgiving Dessert: Yeehaw and Buttermilk Pie with Fresh Cranberry Compote

Thanksgiving Dessert: Yeehaw and Buttermilk Pie with Fresh Cranberry Compote

| November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Buttermilk Pie? What? It sounds weird, but apparently it has a cult-like following in the longhorn state. It’s essentially a simple buttermilk and brown sugar custard pie, often flavored with a bit of vanilla and sometimes citrus zest. Kim Laidlaw decided to take it upon herself to come up with the ultimate version for the holidays.

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Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe: (Better than) Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe: (Better than) Pumpkin Pie

| November 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fight your fear of pie-ing! Stephanie Rosenbaum takes you through a photographic step-by-step to make Better than Pumpkin Pie, the Thanksgiving classic made with fresh roasted squash. Plus, learn her secret shortcut for a no-fail, splendidly flaky all-butter crust.

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Thanksgiving Recipe: An Elevated Version of Classic Sage and Chestnut Stuffing

Thanksgiving Recipe: An Elevated Version of Classic Sage and Chestnut Stuffing

| November 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Kim Laidlaw shares her elevated version of classic stuffing baked alongside the bird with the addition of creamy chestnuts, fresh sage, a leek and some sherry.

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Talking Turkey, Part 2: Tips and Techniques for Cooking Your Thanksgiving Bird

Talking Turkey, Part 2: Tips and Techniques for Cooking Your Thanksgiving Bird

| November 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving is fast approaching. Bay Area Bites talks turkey with Local Butcher Shop’s Monica Rocchino, collects some tips from favorite cookbooks, and finds a great recipe for Smoked Turkey on the Grill from the newest cookbook from the wine country’s John Ash.

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DIY Thanksgivukkah: Pumpkin Latkes Two Ways

DIY Thanksgivukkah: Pumpkin Latkes Two Ways

| November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Celebrate Thanksgiving and Hanukkah on this year’s super-holiday, Thanksgivukkah, with two recipes for pumpkin latkes—savory and sweet. Kate Williams shows you how.

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What’s Trending In Food Magazines? Thanksgiving Classics

What’s Trending In Food Magazines? Thanksgiving Classics

| November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Trendy turkey recipes from years past included tandoori turkey and grilled turkey. This year, tried-and-true roast turkeys are back, according to two food bloggers who combed 11 food magazines in search of top Thanksgiving recipes.

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A Healthy Holiday Recipe: A Zillion Ways with Winter Greens

A Healthy Holiday Recipe: A Zillion Ways with Winter Greens

| November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here’s a basic recipe for greens that includes a lot of ideas for embellishments. You can change it each and every time depending on your tastes, what you have on hand, or how crazy you want to get.

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Thanksgiving Side Dish: The Sweet-Tart Tang of Braised Red Cabbage

Thanksgiving Side Dish: The Sweet-Tart Tang of Braised Red Cabbage

| November 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Kim Laidlaw shares her special holiday version of braised red cabbage which is great alongside turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes, providing the perfect sweet-tart counterpoint.

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