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By Angela Denstad Stigeler   As academic calendars draw to a close and many scholars prepare for the culmination of the year’s studies, you may wish to nourish those bright minds through these finals weeks with a dinner that’s at the head of its class: chicken cordon bleu. Although the recipe has no official association [...]

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By Angela Denstad Stigeler   After Easter’s come and gone and spring seems to have arrived in earnest, it feels good to take a break from hot cooked food and compose a cooler meal. A chef’s salad is just right for the occasion, tossing a mélange of meats and vegetables all together—especially appropriate if you [...]

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By Angela Denstad Stigeler Of all the kitchen company one could keep, some buttery little British-style biscuits are by no means among the unwelcome. In fact, a little almond cookie never hurts, whether nibbled alone as an anytime snack, dunked in coffee, milk or tea, served atop ice cream, or as a simple companion to [...]

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By Angela Denstad Stigeler Spring has sprung — on the calendar if nowhere else, so it’s time to search for any signs of it we can plate up. Although this time of year has never been one of wanton extravagance, we can still find a few greens: spring onions, snow peas, a few delicate asparagus [...]

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By Angela Denstad Stigeler When I recently stumbled upon this recipe, I was amused by its recommendation, which proclaimed, “Never underestimate the power of hot cheese.” While cheese in all its glorious diversity is certainly a culinary bigwig, it doesn’t often get to take center stage. While this recipe is oftentimes grilled as an appetizer [...]

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