an experiment with the ridiculous: croque madame pie

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Sometimes, an idea is so crazy it works. Sometimes, it doesn’t quite work but is so delicious, it doesn’t matter. A porky, cheesy Dijon bechamel filled pie inspired by a yummy sandwich? Um. Okay. Top the pie with a few … Continued






slow cooker salted caramel pear apple butter

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When I started writing about this recipe, hyperbolic adjectives like “easiest,” “darkest,” “richest” tried to creep into the title. Already a mouthful as it was, I resisted that urge. So just know, this is a most decadent fruit butter. While … Continued






the great chocolate chile adventure

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A week ago today, I was still riding off the sugar high that was the Chile Chocolate Takedown. In the middle of the gorgeous Brooklyn Botanic Garden, six contenders met to battle chiles and chocolate. Only one victor emerged, and if you … Continued






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