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Street Food Series: Mushroom and Lily Flower Bao

For my latest adaptation from the great little book Street Food, I decided to tackle Bao, or Baozi–those deliciously puffy little steamed buns filled with sweet or savory fillings.  Like a lot of traditional street foods, this is only “fast food” if you are the one eating the end product–it requires a few steps and […]

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Gingerbread Truffles

Gingerbread Truffles

I love to make homemade food gifts, and since our altitude causes me no end of baking issues, I often go with things that do not require oven time.  Truffles are really simple, have endless potential flavors, and I have never met anyone who didn’t enjoy them in some form.  I am also an absolute […]

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Butter-and-Bourbon-Glazed Turkey

Anne’s Amazing Butter-and-Bourbon-Glazed Turkey

For our Thanksgiving feast Dennis and Anne purchased a local, pastured bird from Dominion Valley Farm.  For fresh, non-factory-farmed birds it is a great idea to do a brine first (if your bird is frozen or deep-chilled, thaw first, pat dry, and then submerge in the brine overnight).  Commercial birds are pre-injected with saline solution […]

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Thanksgiving Mac and Cheese

Thanksgiving Mac and Cheese

What makes this Thanksgiving Mac and Cheese?  Well, you serve it on Thanksgiving…that’s about it.  It doesn’t contain any Pilgrim or turkey bits or anything like that.  Actually, I had a request from JED for a side-dish worthy mac and cheese to serve at her holiday meal–something creamy, with a little bit of spice–and you […]

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Want To Make a Vegetarian Happy This Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is perhaps the most-dreaded holiday for vegetarians, because it really is all about the bird.  Even the side dishes are often loaded with poultry stock.  While I am not a vegetarian, I am a highly sympathetic carnivore, and I wanted to come up with a dish that has the necessary flair to serve as […]

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Season’s Last Market, Plus Maple-Orange Brussels Sprouts

Because we have had vegetable, fruit, and egg shares from Grant Farms this season, we have not spent a lot of time at the wonderful Saturday markets in Longmont and Boulder–just a few quick stops for Hazel Dell mushrooms or a snack from the pot sticker stand.  Today was the season’s last market, so we […]

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