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In case you haven’t yet met my oh-so-debonair whalecat Harry Plumparelli and my oh-so-stripey adorable jerkface Lenny Potatoes, let me re-introduce you.
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The Bar Cart: Christmas Island

Casey Barberby Casey Barber December 8, 2014

“The Christmas Island is the cocktail equivalent of stringing twinkle lights on a palm tree, a classic piña colada that got itself all spiced up for the holidays. Coconut milk keeps the color of the drink pale and wintry, and crushed ice is key for a snowball effect.”

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A Gift for Me: Chinese Five Spice and Cayenne Caramel Corn

Casey Barberby Casey Barber December 1, 2014

“As the gilded lily to each sundae, and because I didn’t have enough going on, I speedily whipped up a variation on one of the most popular recipes from Classic Snacks Made from Scratch: caramel corn. Readers have always loved this one because it’s one of those high-maintenance/low-maintenance things—it’s way easy to pull off, with no need for a candy thermometer, and nets you a bunch of accolades for your almost-nonexistent troubles.”

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Make-Ahead Pumpkin Dinner Rolls for Thanksgiving

Casey Barberby Casey Barber November 17, 2014

“The pumpkin in these rolls doesn’t add any significant sweetness or “pumpkin spice” flavor. Its crucial role here is to add moisture (along with a pretty little side effect of gorgeous autumnal color), which helps keep the rolls soft and pliant instead of going stale or becoming too tough and chewy when reheated.”

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The New Fall Classic: Apple Pie with Brie and Honey

Rebecca Peters-Goldenby Rebecca Peters-Golden November 10, 2014

“Even as the farmer’s market became a veritable apple paradise and every time I went to a friend’s house the cocktail of choice was whiskey and cider, I never really gave apples themselves much thought. This autumn, though, it seemed as if the planets aligned to make me more aware of apples than I’ve ever been.”

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