Maine Lobster-Stuffed Chateaubriand with Bearnaise Sauce

Lobster Stuffed Chateaubriand with Bernaise Sauce

I love old-school recipes like this. Sure, they might have fallen out of favor, in today’s cooking landscape more often obsessed with kale and whether or not something might contain wheat gluten. But there’s a certain American optimism to this kind of over-the-top stacking of luxurious ingredients that I really enjoy, evocative of a restaurant… 

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How to Make Homemade Irish Cream

Homemade Irish Cream

After nearly four years of working on this website, we’ve developed a bit of a reputation with our friends. Any time one of them eats a particularly tasty sandwich, or runs across some sort of bacon-related internet ephemera, we hear about it, via Facebook photos and text messages. It’s a great way to share the… 

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8 Easy Holiday Baking Projects That Still Bring the Razzle-Dazzle

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Christmas is right around the corner, and though you may have performed a heroic amount of cookie-baking to give away as gifts, you may have overlooked what you’re going to feed your grubby nephews when they come over on Christmas day. This upcoming weekend will be a long one for many of us, making it… 

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Thin and Crispy Coconut Cookies

Coconut Cookies

Downtown Rockland is perfect in December. Lighted wreaths on lampposts, couples walking hand in hand through gallery halls, friends in oversized sweaters drinking pints of beer inside warm bars. In the shop windows potential presents on display: hats, scarves, toys, books, and blankets. There are sparkly ornaments and pretty trees on the porches and visible through… 

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Super Crispy-Skinned Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder

Super Crispy-Skinned Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder

Each Christmas, we try to make something extra special to serve for Christmas Day. It’s usually a pretty informal affair; I try to make something that can sit all day, served alongside a simple salad and the other amazing DIY food presents we received from friends and family, so that anyone that drops by to… 

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8 Dishes to Get You in the Christmas Spirit

Christmas Roundup 2012

Or the “Holiday Spirit.” Or the “Hanukkah Spirit.” Or the “Feast of Kwanzaa Spirit.” Or the “Celestial Celebration of the End of the Lunar Year Spirit.” Or the “Christmas Spirit!!” (with double exclamation points) because if anyone says anything else, it makes it feel like Christmas is being stolen (STOLEN!). Y’know. Whatever you need to… 

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Cranberry Cardamom Monkey Bread with Clementine Glaze

Cranberry Cardamom Monkey Bread with Clementine Glaze

Monkey bread is the perfect holiday treat. Make it for an open house, brunch, or dinner party, and you will have every guest standing around the kitchen pulling apart and munching on warm, sweet bread. I have happily made the easy version, wherein you open a can of Pillsbury biscuits, roll them and soak them… 

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Cornbread Dressing with Fresh and Dried Fruit

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My idea of truly perfect stuffing involves bread, sausage, sage, butter, onion and celery. But not even sausage, really, or even sage. One day I hope to be extremely old and senile and have some very official rider in my old folks home, undoubtedly run by robots, wherein I am to be fed mushy stuffing… 

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