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Food Forum

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These chocolate chip cookies look 'just like the picture'

“How is it when you make cookies they always come out looking like the picture?” said Mary recently. “They never do for me.”

This pie crust recipe took years of experimentation

“How long did it take to make that pie crust?” asked a non-cooking person, gazing at a quiche cooling on a rack in my kitchen. “Twenty-nine years,” I answered, because that’s how old I was when rolling out homemade dough mostly worked.

Dreary day? Cook up a pot of goulash

Here’s one of those recipes that’s so much more than the sum of its parts, and just in time for cool weather, too.

Easy chicken casserole can give comfort to friend

I call this the bereavement casserole, but it’s good for dinner and great to send to anyone in a pinch.

Airline food at 35,000 feet is a well-prepared treat

Husband Eric and I got an upgrade on a recent flight from London.

Treat yourself to Snickerdoodles

Here’s an old-fashioned favorite that I can make anytime, because the ingredients are pantry staples.

Piano cake evokes memories of birthdays past

My phone chirped, and when I checked the message I teared up. It was my birthday, and my brother Ed had sent me a photo of a piano cake.

Tops in burger toppings, from bruschetta to blue cheese

What’s summer without a bunch of juicy hamburgers on the grill?

Cheesecake and cherry pie is best served cold

Cherries say summer to me, even if they come in a can.

Adding liquid continually is secret to making risotto

It’s part art, part science.

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