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All Lobster “No Crab” Cakes with Old Bay Aioli

  They say Maryland does two things well: play football and make crab cakes! Maryland classic crab cakes have been a part of my diet for a number of years, and when I opened Rock Lobster I knew I had to have a lobster version. Of course, you can use crab instead of lobster for [...]

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The Great Lobster Cookbook by Matt Dean Pettit

  When I think of making lobster at home, I think of a large pot and boiling water, but thanks to Matt Dean Pettit my world was flipped upside down. Matt Dean Pettit, chef and owner of Rock Lobster Food Co., has created The Great Lobster Cookbook, a collection of more than 100 simple and [...]

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New Year’s Eve Appetizers

  Is there a better time for fancy appetizers and champagne than New Year’s Eve parties? Let us help you make finger foods that will impress all your guests!   Smoked Salmon Bites with Dill Caper Cream These elegant bites look lovely as they are, but you can dress them up even more by topping [...]

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5 Things You Can Bake in Under 1 Hour

  Whether you want a quick dessert or a quick appetizer, here are 5 things you can bake in under 1 hour. And that includes the prep time! Perfect for the time-strapped holidays!   Melissa d’Arabian’s Simple Tomato Tart This tomato tart is an easy, refined and elegant dinner or appetizer solution!   Cinnamon Toast [...]

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Ricotta Tortelli with Butter and Sage

  For those of you who are superstar home cooks and want to try your hand at making fresh pasta, this tortelli recipe sounds like a great place to start. It doesn’t get fresher than this!   Print Ricotta Tortelli with Butter and Sage The secret of these little ravioli-like parcels is the back-and-forth between [...]

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Gutted Mushrooms with Bacon and Spinach

  For fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead, Max Brooks, and all things zombies, the clever creators of Fifty Shades of Chicken hack a new parody cookbook filled with snacks for every occasion, tips for cooking under duress, and a love story that will send ripples down your spine–all accompanied by food photography that will ignite your palate. [...]

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Secretly Sadistic Jalapeño Poppers

For fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead, Max Brooks, and all things zombies, the clever creators of Fifty Shades of Chicken hack a new parody cookbook filled with snacks for every occasion, tips for cooking under duress, and a love story that will send ripples down your spine–all accompanied by food photography that will ignite your palate. Print [...]

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6 Appetizers You Can Create for Thanksgiving

  With Thanksgiving being less than a week away, cooking assignments are probably being handed out to your family as we type this article. If you were assigned appetizers for the festivities, we’ve got six delicious options that are sure to impress the whole family!

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Celebrity Chef Mashup: 5 Course Meal Edition

If I were going to plan my perfect meal, I’d go for rich, restaurant quality dishes that are difficult to prepare. And that last reason is the reason I would invite all the celebrity chefs who originated these recipes to come over and prepare them for me! This meal would have five courses (two of [...]

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Sweet Potato Galettes from Ottolenghi

  Spicy, sweet, and punchy, baked fresh and served warm, this is the sort of starter that can precede almost anything. The generous sour cream base and the lightness of the puff pastry carry the sweet potato easily without the risk of a carb overdose. Serve with a plain green salad. Print Sweet Potato Galettes [...]

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