Cranberries, Both Sweet & Savory

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I don’t have many fancy gadgets in the kitchen – sous-vide cooking and flavored foams just seem like too much work to me – but I consider my ice cream maker to be an indispensable culinary aid. Ditto for my blender. If you have those two kitchen helpers, making ice cream becomes ridiculously easy. Not […]

First Ever ASK Holiday Cookbook Made Possible By Our Wonderful Readers and Our Team!

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Happy Holidays everyone! We finally have what you’ve all been waiting for… fabulous recipes for the holiday season made possible by our wonderful readers, Our Team, and favorite websites! Let us know which recipes you try and love this season… enjoy cooking and baking with your family as much as you enjoy eating with them. […]

Cookies Do Too Grow On Trees!

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Mesquite: it’s for more than just burning. And providing shade if you’re in the Arizona desert. Turns out that the pods the tree bears are edible (just as the wood is burnable), so if you let the pods dry out and grind them up, you have flour. A fragrant, fine flour that will make you […]

The Queen of All Fruits – Champagne Mango

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Surprising but true: mangoes are the #1 most-consumed fruit in the world. More than apples, more than bananas, more than pears or strawberries or anything else you could think of. Mangoes are still somewhat exotic in the U.S., but they’re everyday fare in most of Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and large parts […]

Feel Good About SWEET PALMS, Healthy Breakfasts

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Nut, Seed & Fruit Granola with Palm Sugar I’m always on the prowl for new unrefined sweeteners – not only are they a healthier alternative to heavily processed white sugar, unrefined sweeteners like maple syrup and honey have flavor instead of just being super-sweet. It’s fun to play with flavor pairings to see which sweetener […]

Trekking Along With Trail Mix Cookies

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Got extra trail mix? Want to make cookies? Then you’ve got a done deal. It occurred to me that trail mix is the perfect cookie ingredient: you get a whole handful of dried fruit and nuts and seeds at once (and it’s more cost-effective to buy a single bag of trail mix than several bags […]

Gorgeous Spiced Pumpkin Mousse

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Ingredients 1 envelope unflavored gelatin (2 1/4 teaspoons) 1/4 cup cold water 1 (15-ounce) can pure pumpkin 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 1/4 cups chilled heavy cream 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract, divided Garnish: ground cinnamon (optional) Equipment: 8 […]

The Cultured Cook: A Springtime Stew With Triple Nut Jumblecake For Dessert

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Vegetable Medley Stew Now that summer is on the way, I’m thinking about gardening and veggies and mounds of fresh produce. It’s still a little bit chilly out, though, so I’m also still enjoying warm dishes hot off the stove. In keeping with the winter-to-spring transition, this Vegetable Medley Stew is a cross-seasonal dish – […]