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Rachel Hawkins: “The Reckless Girl” Punch Recipe for Reckless Girls

Rachel Hawkins: “The Reckless Girls” Punch Recipe “The Reckless Girl” aka The Artist Formerly Known as Danger Punch recipe is so reckless that I only make it once or twice a year, and then only for the Most Special of Occasions, i.e. It’s That One Day In The South Where It’s Hot, But Not Too […]

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Claire Keegan’s “Small Things Like These” Christmas Cake Recipe

Claire Keegan’s “Small Things Like These” Christmas Cake Recipe Here’s an updated version of Odlum’s recipe, mentioned in Small Things Like These. It seems to turn out well, every time. The trick, I think, if there’s any, is in getting the oven temperature right. Is there anything lovelier than a slice of Christmas cake with […]

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Pati Jinich’s Double-Stacked Shrimp and Cheese Tacos / Tacos Bravos de Toño

Pati Jinich’s Double-Stacked Shrimp and Cheese Tacos (Tacos Bravos de Toño) from TREASURES OF THE MEXICAN TABLE: Classic Recipes, Local Secrets (Mariner, 2021) Tacos bravos is very much in the Sonoran tradition of super-dressed, super-sauced, and super-cheesy shellfish dishes. It’s one of the specialties of Toño Contreras, the owner of Mariscos El Rey in Hermosillo. […]

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WOODROW ON THE BENCH: Jenna Blum’s “The Woodrow Cocktail”

Jenna Blum’s “The Woodrow Cocktail” from WOODROW ON THE BENCH: Life Lessons from a Wise Old Dog What does any Labrador Retieiver love more than life? BACON. My dog, Woodrow, was no exception. Up until the very last week of his life, Woodrow was able to snatch rashers of bacon out of midair. In his […]

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