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Master Sauce Chicken

  Recently I reconnected with a recipe I learned to make from a boat maker on the West Marin coast. He was raising his four

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Shrimp with Remoulade Sauce

When it comes to good food, Southern Louisiana does not disappoint! Along with a bountiful harvest of seafood and the combination of traditional Southern, Creole

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Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

If you aren’t sure whether or not you like rhubarb, this is a good place to start. If someone’s given you rhubarb, pick up some

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Bearnaise Sauce

 If you’re looking for an entree that pops to serve at a small dinner party or a romantic meal for two, a flavorful steak with

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Cuban Chicken With Sofrito

Sofrito — So-free-toe. Isn’t that a great word? I don’t even remember where I found this recipe, but I’m crazy about it. Even though it’s

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Vanilla Caramel Sauce

This is a very velvety sauce, perfect over ice cream or frozen yogurt, but also lovely as a sauce over pound cake or other freshly

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Pomegranate-Vanilla Molasses

If you make salads, fresh fruit platters, grill fruits, vegetables and meats and/or  make bar drinks, you should have pomegranate molasses as a go-to  “magic

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Balsamic Vinaigrette

This delicious dressing recipe comes from Michele Anna Jordan’s book, Vinaigrettes and Other Dressings: 60 Sensational Recipes to Liven up Greens, Grains, Slaws and Every

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Kick-Ass Applesauce

 Anyone with a stove, a pot and apples can make applesauce. But, really good applesauce? Use heritage apples and a few special ingredients and you’ve

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