Tomato Bisque for 12

Once upon a time, what feels like a bazillion years ago, I interviewed for a job at Taunton Press, publishers of Fine Cooking. But the job wasn’t for that fabulous magazine, it was for another of their great enthusiast titles – Fine Woodworking. I’ll pause for a second while those that know me personally snicker…

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On Growing Up and Turkey Chili

There’s a picture of Will on my desk from his first year in preschool. He’s got this infectious smile, like he was laughing at the time. And he looks so dapper in his striped Oxford shirt. That’s the little boy who’s now a kindergartner. He’s five now, and learning to read and write. Where does…

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Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Cooking Onions for Butternut Squash Soup

This quick and easy recipe for Butternut Squash Soup can be topped with crispy shallots for a comforting fall and winter meal. Let’s talk comfort food. Comfort food brings us to that warm, happy, good place, the one where we feel safe and warm and loved. It’s food that reminds us of happy times, or…

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Chipotle Chicken Chili

Today is Cinco de Mayo, a day that commemorates the Battle of Pueblo where the Mexican army defeated French forces. It’s a big thing for Mexico. I remembered briefly this morning when Facebook reminded me to wish one of my childhood friends a happy birthday. Then I promptly forgot. When I sat down to write…

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