Fire and Smoke

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Fire and Smoke: A Pitmaster's Secrets

A Pitmaster’s Secrets   by Chris Lilly Grill like a pro with the expert recipes and tips in Fire and Smoke. World champion pitmaster Chris Lilly combines the speed of grilling with the smoky flavors of low-and-slow barbecue for great meals any night of the week, no fancy equipment required.... more

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Salsas and Moles

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Salsas and Moles

Fresh and Authentic Recipes for Pico de Gallo, Mole Poblano, Chimichurri, Guacamole, and More by Deborah Schneider A collection of 60 authentic salsa and mole recipes from acclaimed chef/restaurateur Deborah Schneider, adapted for US kitchens. America has a new favorite condiment: salsa And with good reason—a great salsa makes a... more

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Thanksgiving for Two

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Chicken Thanksgiving Dinner

It’s that time of the year when everyone is supposed to be with their family during the holidays, but if you are like me, this year that’s just not possible. So not only are you by yourself but you are also mostly eating a TV dinner or at the Chinese restaurant... more

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Fun with Vinaigrettes

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Vinegrette

Recently, I learned the ancient art of making salad dressings. And in doing so, I was no longer trapped within the confines of Aisle 3 at the grocery store, hoping that one of those bottles would wake-up a dish or bring flavor to my lowly greens. I started making my... more

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Do I Really Need All of These Spices?

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Spice Rack

Do I really need all of these spices and herbs to cook with? Not really. But if you’re inexperienced and serious about cooking for yourself, you’ll need some basics to get started. Wait and purchase spices when you’re making a recipe that calls for those seasonings. Once you have that particular spice,... more

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