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Butterscotch Pudding Cake

When I was a kid and we visited Cambridge, my parents used to take me to an old-fashioned ice cream parlor in Harvard Square. They served a butterscotch sundae made of coffee ice cream, hot butterscotch sauce, and whipped cream. Boy it was good! This pudding cake reminds me of…

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Holiday Recipe Collection

Each year as the Holidays approach, I get requests for many of the traditional recipes that everyone wants to make for entertaining. Here are a few of my favorites. Links to the recipes for the Collection appear below. Appetizers: Crispy Zucchini Sticks with Olive Dip (recipe) Oven-baked Rosemary Potato Chips (recipe)…

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The Smoothest Mashed Potatoes

I’ve made mountains of mashed potatoes in my little life by faithfully adhering to the method I learned in cooking school. And I’ve always been reasonably happy with the results. But really, how far wrong can you go with potatoes, butter, and cream? Who cares if the mashed potatoes are…

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Very Very Crispy Chicken Thighs

This is a loose technique recipe. You can make 2 chicken thighs or 8 chicken thighs following these instructions and then top the thighs with a sauce of your choice or no sauce at all, perhaps just a squeeze of lemon. Skin on, bone in chicken thighs Kosher salt Freshly…

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Milk Street Radio: Best Cookbooks 2023

This week, Pierre Thiam will change the way you cook with his secrets for mafé (peanut sauce), Senegalese barbecue and his favorite ingredient, fonio. Plus, journalist Jen Doll helps explain a puzzling new trend of dinner party hosts charging their friends; Adam Gopnik and Christopher Kimball reveal their favorite food…

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Look What I Discovered

I have decided to give away my cookbook collection to a small cooking school here in NYC and in the process of going through my 1500 (!!!!) titles I have come across gems like this. For ten years, 1986-1996,  I did all the prep for guest chefs and cookbook authors…

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Episode 1210 Starts Airing Today!

The best ever (and quickest) jambalaya, plus fried catfish and rice puppies. https://saramoulton.com/show/saras-weeknight-meals-season-12/episode-1210-southern-secrets/

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Milk Street Radio: The Baker Who Made Julia Cry

Nancy Silverton is here to make you a better baker. She tells the story about the time she made Julia Child cry on TV and the very best way to make cornbread, angel food cake and more classic desserts. Plus, Joan De Jesus explains the wine world’s biggest trend right…

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Fried Rice Puppies

1 cup long grain white rice 2 cups water 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper 1 can (10.5 ounce) French onion soup 1 tablespoon butter 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup dry bread crumbs oil for frying, preferably rice bran oil In a…

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Fried Catfish

Yield: 6 servings Rice bran oil for frying the fish (or any high heat oil) 6 (7 to 9-ounce) US farm-raised catfish fillets 2 cups buttermilk 1 recipe fish fry mix (recipe below) Heat the rice bran oil in a 5-quart Dutch oven over high heat until it reaches 350…

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