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Archive | October, 2012

Erica Bauermeister: Lillian’s “Float Out the Window” Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

  I was the cookie queen in our family growing up.  My sisters wore the crown when I was too young to read recipes, relegating me to the boring, younger-sibling job of sifting flour while they got the enviable task of creaming butter and sugar.  But I grabbed the role as soon as I could […]

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Stir-fried Beef and Broccoli Recipe, Shanghai Style, from Cliff Garstang

My book, What the Zhang Boys Know, is about a widower from Shanghai who is struggling to care for his two young boys in their home in Washington, D.C. One of his solutions to his predicament is to bring his father, also a widower, from Shanghai to help. It turns out that the grandfather is […]

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