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“Never trust a cook with a clean kitchen” reads the first sentence of Charmian Christie’s Messy Manifesto, and by that measure, I wonder how she and I get along so well at all. But then I remember that I frequently leave the house with chocolate smeared across my temples and floured aprons tied over my clothes. Dan reminds me that I’ll often have every available inch of counter space so double-booked that he can’t find room to make a peanut butter sandwich.
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Chicago Dog Relish: A Tangy All-In-One Topping

Casey Barberby Casey Barber August 25, 2014

“But since I’m safely in residence on the East Coast, where I can do things like play with the Chicago dog status quo, I’m going to make things a little easier on myself and chop up a bunch of ingeniously homemade Chicago dog relish.”

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A Brew Lover’s Tour of the Lehigh Valley

Guest Contributorby Guest Contributor August 18, 2014

“Lehigh Valley residents are equally appreciative of good food and great beer. We have farmers who populate the country’s oldest continuously operating open-air farmers’ market and chefs who want a less stressy change of pace. And we’ve got brewers and entrepreneurs who, enticed by all the affordable industrial infrastructure just begging to be rehabbed, want to breathe new life into the historic spaces.”

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Voila! Single-Serving, No-Mess Dijon Fig Chicken

Rebecca Peters-Goldenby Rebecca Peters-Golden August 11, 2014

“If it sounds like I’ve had some kind of religious experience, it’s because I have. The ability to get home from work, throw a healthy, single-serving, protein-rich meal into the oven and then change into pajamas, pour a glass of wine, and read a chapter of a book while I finish cooking has been a revelation.”

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Ask Casey: A Bourbon Peach Lemonade for Daytime Drinking

Casey Barberby Casey Barber August 4, 2014

“It’s a natural assumption that any drink you’re stirring up for a party that involves adults in fancy hats—scratch that, for any easy breezy outdoor party at all—should involve a big glug of bourbon. As Julie Andrews says, it’s a very good place to start.”

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