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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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Stephanie Thornton Plymale’s Herb-Roasted Cornish Game Hens

Stephanie Thornton Plymale’s Herb-Roasted Cornish Game Hens I grew up homeless and was in the foster care system for much of my youth, so it’s hard to overstate how much my family, and the home we have created, mean to me. Designing beautiful spaces and sharing time in them with my loved ones is something […]

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Adrienne Brodeur’s Recipe for Malabar’s Power Pack Cocktail

Then Malabar ordered a power pack in her usual rapid-fire staccato: “A dry Manhattan. Standing up. With a twist. No ice. No fruit.” When the waiter tilted his head quizzically, Malabar exhaled her annoyance and repeated the order at exactly the same speed as she had the first time. I asked for a Taj Mahal […]

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Tara Westover’s Grandma-over-in-town’s Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies with EDUCATED

In Tara Westover’s memoir Educated, she recalls her Grandma-over-in-town baking Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies, and she shared her grandmother’s recipe with us for book clubs and readers to enjoy. In the tradition of The Glass Castle, Educated is an unforgettable memoir about a young girl who kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family, and […]

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Alexandra Risen’s Maple Granola

I lived in Montréal for almost two decades and cherished its multicultural culinary treats. Traditional neighborhoods abound, and I wandered from French bistros to little Italy to Schwartz’s smoked meat deli to my favorite shawarma restaurant whose pita sandwiches fueled me through university. I carry two beloved Montréal memories with me: the sweet beauty of […]

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