Marinated, Grilled Flank Steak

Fireflies, mowed grass, the music of the ice cream truck, suntan lotion, and the smell of the grill.  These are the ingredients of summer. I have been trying to reduce

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Bilbo’s Seed Cakes

“Come along in, and have some tea!” he managed to say after taking a deep breath. ‘A little beer would suit me better, if it is all the same to you,

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Banana Bread

Banana bread has been a fixture of American cookbooks since the 1930’s, probably as a by product of the Great Depression when innovative housewives in struggling families wanted to avoid

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Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Avocado Sauce

Tacos have historically been considered a kind of  street food, that came out of the taquerías in working class Mexican neighborhoods.  Having come to the US in early in the

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Champagne Tarragon Salad with Chicken and Toasted Almonds

Last night I dreamed of tarragon again.  Really.  But I also just finished reading Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, so in my mind tarragon and Manderley are intertwined and together they inspired

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