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      One of my favorite big city comfort foods is a staple of the diner scene — the patty melt. According to lore, the patty melt originated in California as a burger topped with fried onions and melted cheese served on grilled rye bread. Of course today, the patty melt comes …

      Here was the problem: I needed dinner ready by 7:15 p.m. But I was going to be out of the house for the two hours before that. Further complicating things, I had a pork tenderloin that I wanted to turn … more ...
      Asparagus has been a delicious symbol of spring since at least as far back as the ancient Greeks, who called it asparagos — literally, “to spring up.” But however it is spelled, it makes me happy. Most grocers sell asparagus … more ...
      At Thanksgiving, we stuff turkeys. At Easter we stuff... hams! We created a delicious and beautiful baked ham that is stuffed with layers of sweet potato slices. The trick is to use a spiral-cut ham. All those slices are the … more ...
      Maybe it’s the bright color. Maybe it’s the fresh, vibrant taste. Whatever the reason, Easter has become inextricably linked to lemon (and chocolate, of course). So we decided to do a refresh of the conventional breakfast cinnamon bun, infusing it … more ...

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