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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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By Angela Denstad Stigeler It’s coming up on St. Patrick’s Day again, right when we’re all yearning to see a bit of green. Rather than dye any desserts, I’m going to enjoy a basic Bundt cake with a couple of traditional Irish additions. If you’re thinking of the usual alcohol-based fortifiers for which Ireland is […]

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By Angela Denstad Stigeler If Ash Wednesday brings to mind modest soup suppers that warm body and soul, you might want to add this one to your repertoire. Even if you’re not in the habit of fasting or abstaining from meat, this red lentil soup is a tasty winter warmer with an impressive balance of […]

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