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The best pizza dough, chewy thin crust with a puffy rim

The best pizza dough is a bold claim. I know. And it’s obviously highly subjective. At any given time there is a heated argument on the Internet on the relative merits of New York style pizza versus Chicago style pizza, with some arguing the latter isn’t pizza at all. So, I’m here to say I …

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Carrot Chickpea Quinoa Salad (in poblano yogurt sauce)

We’re headed into the holiday season. That time of year when those of us who enjoy spending time in the kitchen tend to run ourselves ragged. We brine turkeys, we peel apples, we challenge our upper body strength with rolling pins and potato mashers, we test the fortitude of our mixers as we churn out …

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Lemon Balsamic Grilled Chicken and Asparagus

I’m bringing you a simple one today. It’s a lemon balsamic grilled chicken. It comes from Ruth Reichl’s lovely My Kitchen Year. Which is just the sort of cookbook to turn to in a time of upheaval because it’s about her life in the wake of the abrupt shuttering of Gourmet Magazine (where she was editor) and the ways …

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Spring Market Breakfast Skillet with Poached Eggs

I always look forward to the time that the outdoor farmers markets start up. Though to be honest, the first few weeks are always a little disappointingly scant on the fruits and vegetables. Spring in the upper midwest isn’t quite the most bountiful season for produce. It’s mostly ramps, spring garlic and onions, the odd …

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