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Peeps are marshmallow candies that are shaped into chicks, bunnies and other animals.

Homemade ‘peeps’? These chicks rule

By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times on March 29, 2013, at 11:37 a.m.
Maybe they slowly grew on me. Or maybe it was the sheer sugar rush — from testing close to 75 dozen chicks — but I’ll admit it. I’ve grown fond of Peeps. For most of us, an Easter basket simply isn’t complete without a box of Peeps. The colorful marshmallow …
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Triple-Coconut Muffins

on March 23, 2013, at 2:38 p.m.
Weird.  It’s the only word I can come up with to describe this week.  Monday, well, Monday we moved in.  I went to bed in a room with boxes stacked up to the ceiling.  Tuesday we had an entirely unexpected snow day.  Wednesday…we had another snow day.  Then, after our …

BDN announces 2013 events lineup, starting with Maine Garden Show

Bangor Daily News on March 21, 2013, at 9:59 a.m.
The Bangor Daily News has announced its 2013 lineup of BDN Maine events, which run the gamut from food and cooking to winter sports, to be held each month at locations in Bangor, Augusta and Portland. In press conferences held Thursday morning at Coespace in downtown Bangor and the Portland …
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Moroccan Chickpea and Carrot Salad + Announcements

on March 10, 2013, at 9 p.m.
For the last eight years I’ve lived in the attic.  There’s a lot you can do in a finished attic.  For example, when I first moved in, my little brothers and I used to pretend to be superheroes, dress up in capes and jump around on the furniture and into …
These ready-made dishes tucked safely away in the freezer can become lifesavers during the weekday crunch and when hosting unexpected overnight guests. Pictured, artichoke stuffed shells.

Ready-made by you: Fix it, freeze it, heat it, eat it

By Sharon K. Ghag, The Modesto Bee on Feb. 14, 2013, at 5:18 p.m.
You can’t make this stuff up. The meat-eater goes to college and falls for a vegetarian. Now he’s extolling the virtues of leafy greens and whole grains. That’s fine, but what to do when he decides to bring his significant other home during break to a house where meals are …
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Red Velvet Cream Cheese Brownies

on Feb. 10, 2013, at 6:23 p.m.
I might as well say it right off, but if you’re someone who would tell me your favorite cake flavor is red velvet, well, I’d instantly label you as “one of those people.”  Red velvet cake is nice and all, but really, there’s no flavor.  Either go deep, dark, complex …
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Red Velvet Cream Cheese Brownies

on Feb. 10, 2013, at 6:23 p.m.
I might as well say it right off, but if you’re someone who would tell me your favorite cake flavor is red velvet, well, I’d instantly label you as “one of those people.”  Red velvet cake is nice and all, but really, there’s no flavor.  Either go deep, dark, complex …
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Spicy Caramel Coconut Popcorn

on Feb. 03, 2013, at 6:12 p.m.
The Super Bowl is coming up soon right?  Next week is it?  Oh, not next week, so sorry I missed it….Oh!  It’s today!  That’s interesting. I only realized the Super Bowl was this weekend yesterday.  My mom had thought it was last weekend.  Yeah, you guessed it, I’m not a …
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Black Pearl Chocolate Cake

on Jan. 28, 2013, at 2:33 p.m.
The relationship between food and my family bears mention; it’s the best way for you to understand this cake and my happiness about it. When my little brother Gabe was two, he was diagnosed with celiac disease.  Up until that point he’d gone from eating bread and pasta to a …
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Black Pearl Chocolate Cake

on Jan. 28, 2013, at 2:33 p.m.
The relationship between food and my family bears mention; it’s the best way for you to understand this cake and my happiness about it. When my little brother Gabe was two, he was diagnosed with celiac disease (my other brother and father have since been diagnosed as well).  Up until …
Homemade Twinkies can fill your craving until the originals return to store shelves.

No need to miss the Twinkie — make your own

By Lisa Abraham, Akron Beacon Journal on Jan. 22, 2013, at 4:27 p.m.
The store shelves where the Hostess display used to be have been bare for two months as the sale of the snack cake company inches its way through layers of legalities. Buyers are anxious to take over the name and start producing Twinkies and other snack cakes again, and it’s …
Slightly sour and spicy, Hunter’s Stew is a hearty, beloved dish served at Polish family gatherings.

When Polish Food Became Polished Food

By Aimee Thibodeau on Jan. 15, 2013, at 3:35 p.m.
A mushy white sandwich roll, melted cheese and a squeeze of ketchup. When I first moved to Warsaw to work as a journalist, in the autumn of 1988, a zapiekanka was the most common form of street food. The zapiekanka (za-pyeh-KAN-kah) predated the hamburger, and it certainly wasn’t pizza — …
Pork roast with herb crust and sherry pan sauce is an easy and warmly satisfying meal.

Sear roast first for flavor later

By Susan M. Selasky, Detroit Free Press on Jan. 08, 2013, at 2:09 p.m.
It’s the time of the year for quick, easy and warmly satisfying meals. Seasoning a beef or pork roast and tossing it in the oven or the slow cooker fits the bill. A classic set-it-and-forget-it meal, it can also feed a small gathering. Recently, I picked up a boneless sirloin …
Fish fillets topped with melted Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese can be made in minutes using a microwave.

Microwave cooks fish in a flash

By Linda Gassenheimer, The Miami Herald on Jan. 08, 2013, at 1:10 p.m.
Fish fillets topped with melted Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese can be made in minutes using a microwave. Penne pasta tossed with fresh basil is a simple side dish. The secret to this recipe is using best quality Parmesan. The recipe calls for cooking the fish in a microwave oven. It can also …
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Roasted Broccoli Salad with Hazelnuts and Pomegranate

on Dec. 27, 2012, at 2:55 p.m.
 This Christmas I was set on procuring a few new cookbooks.  Well, actually, I hadn’t given a thought to Christmas until the question of what I wanted was forced upon me.  It was all in the name of letting a few relatives know what I was looking for–they were the …
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Nutmeg Browned Butter Icebox Cookies

on Dec. 23, 2012, at 9:43 a.m.
Here’s the other version I made of Joy of Cooking’s cream cheese icebox cookies.  I must say, I think they’re just about perfect. Nutmeg Browned Butter Icebox Cookies Adapted from Cream Cheese icebox Cookies in Joy of Cooking 75th Anniversary Edition  Note:  Browning butter refers to toasting the milk solids …
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Fresh Cranberry and Cornmeal Icebox Cookies

on Dec. 22, 2012, at 5:19 p.m.
 I have done no Christmas shopping.  I admit it’s awful.  But hey, I made these cookies, which I’ll also admit is far more fun than trudging through the mall last minute.  Especially when the weather is as it is.  Between last night and today I’m surprised we haven’t had flooding …
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Fresh Cranberry Cornmeal Icebox Cookies

on Dec. 22, 2012, at 5:19 p.m.
 I have done no Christmas shopping.  I admit it’s awful.  But hey, I made these cookies, which I’ll also admit is far more fun than trudging through the mall last minute.  Especially when the weather is as it is.  Between last night and today I’m surprised we haven’t had flooding …
The best way to keep warm this holiday season is with a festive twist on the nog and toddy. Here, Southpaw's Tugboat Egg Nog.

Nogs and toddies: New twists on old favorites cut winter chill

By Jessica Yadegaran, San Jose Mercury NewsAimee Thibodeau:9469955 on Dec. 18, 2012, at 11:13 a.m.
The best way to keep warm this holiday season is with a festive twist on the nog and toddy. Rich, frothy homemade eggnog can be so decadent, you’ll likely forget about dessert. And hot toddies are so easy — they’re nothing more than booze + hot water + sweetener — …
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Hoppin’ John

on Dec. 16, 2012, at 9:54 p.m.
Where to begin?  I suppose it all started two weeks ago Saturday.  That would have been December 1st.  My weekend was all planned out to make sure everything would get done:  1 hour +  for math team problems, multiple hours for AP US History Free Response Question, maybe 45 minutes …
 
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