BOOK: Dumplings All Day Wong

A dumpling lover’s treasure. Photo courtesy Page Street Publishing.   We loved chef Lee Anne Wong on the first season of Top Chef. She’s out with her first cookbook, Dumplings All Day Wong, focusing on Asian dumplings. Says Chef Lee Anne: “Biting into a hot, fresh, juicy dumpling can be a transcendent moment, the kind…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Better For You Snacks

A few years ago, one of our Top Picks Of The Week was a product line called Laura’s Wholesome Junk Food. It was developed by an M.D. who treated people with illnesses caused by bad nutrition, and it engendered The Wholesome Junk Food Cookbook: More Than 100 Healthy Recipes for Everyday Snacking. Dr. Laura Trice…
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BOOK: Beat The Heat With The No-Cook, No-Bake Cookbook

It’s too darn hot, wrote Cole Porter, in the days before air conditioning. But even if you benefit from modern cooling system, it may still be too darn hot to turn on the oven. Turn up the flavor—not the heat! Pick up a copy of The No-Cook, No-Bake Cookbook, and avoid turning on the stove…
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BOOK: Everyday Cheesemaking

Are you ready to make cheese? Photo courtesy Microcosm Publishing.   A copy of this small paperback arrived yesterday. We picked it up and read it straight through to the end. It’s a real page-turner, and we’ve never even thought about making cheese. (O.K., we did make mozzarella once, from a kit, and made butter…
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TIP OF THE DAY: No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

Way cool: a no bake blueberry cheesecake. Photo courtesy Bake Or Break | Colorful Harvest.   As the heat soared yesterday, we turned to our tried-and-true summer recipes, including this No Bake Cheesecake from Jennifer of BakeOrBreak.com, (via Colorful Harvest). The crust is a simple combination of crushed vanilla wafers and melted butter. While baking…
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