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Salty Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

  From Ina: Oatmeal cookies or chocolate chunk cookies—which would my friends like best? How about both together? Some dried cranberries for tartness and a sprinkle of sea salt make these my all-time favorite cookies. ½ pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature ¾ cup light brown sugar, lightly packed ¾ cup granulated sugar [...]

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager Lobstah Chowdah

  Beer and lobster in a soup bring a smile to my face. Try this amazing and easy recipe for the best chowder you will ever eat. I like to use Samuel Adams Boston Lager for this recipe as it adds rich caramel and hoppy notes to the dish. For some added fun, grab large [...]

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Apricot, Walnut, and Lavender Cake

  From the author: The combination of walnuts, apricots, and lavender is as French as a good baguette with butter and ripe Brie, and it is every bit as invincible. I seriously urge you to try this cake, and not just as a French classic. It has a moist and soft crumb and a delicate [...]

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ZE Lobster BLT

  B (Bacon) + L (Lobster) + T (Tomato) = three amazing things combined together! All I know is that I really, really love this sandwich. If you like good things too, this quick and simple recipe may very well be for you. I like to serve these with dill pickles and kettle chips on [...]

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Lobster and Tenderloin Skewers

  The King of the Sea meets the King of the Land! These skewers are fun to make and eat. Make these for your next dinner party to give your guests the best of both worlds. I recommend pairing these skewers with loaded baked potatoes—add some bacon, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and green onions [...]

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Dark Chocolate Espresso Madeleines

  From the moment I bought my first madeleine pans and started creating my own recipes, I tried to pack as much chocolate into the batter as I could. This trait served me well when I entered the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company Great American Chocolate Cookie Contest at the San Francisco Fair in 1980 and won [...]

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Quinoa and Wild Garlic Cakes with Salbitada Sauce

  From the author: As anyone who reads her 101 Cookbooks blog will know, Heidi Swanson is the very lovely champion of all things vegetarian. She is also the source of inspiration for these quinoa patties, which are great with just a squeeze of lemon but work like a dream with the salbitxada sauce. Tara, [...]

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Hello Kitty Cake Pops

  Moist and decadent bites of chocolate cake are covered with a candy coating shell and decorated to look like Hello Kitty. These treats-on-sticks make great party favors and add an extra dose of cuteness to any dessert table. 1 8-inch Chocolate Cake layer, baked and chilled 1 cup Cream Cheese Frosting 1⁄2 cup Royal [...]

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Raspberry Cream Cheese Brownies

From the author: Brownies were the first thing I learned how to bake. I distinctly remember the experience. The unsweetened chocolate products were all kept on the lower baking shelf, well within reach of my grubby eight-year-old hands. The sweetened chocolate chips and candy pieces were kept on a higher shelf, way out of reach. [...]

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Honey-Roasted Carrots with Tahini Yogurt

  From the author: The inspiration for this was Sarah’s “nan” (grandmother), Dulcie, in Tasmania, who always used to add some honey to the pan before roasting her carrots. I’m  not sure what Dulcie would have thought about a tahini yogurt sauce served alongside, but the sweetness of the carrots certainly welcomes it. Make this [...]

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