RECIPE: Oyster Dressing & The Difference Between Stuffing & Dressing

[1] Dressing is cooked in a separate pan (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [2] Bluepoint oysters, a variety of Atlantic oyster (the different types of oysters; photo courtesy JP’s Shellfish). [3] Fresh sage, an aromatic herb for recipes and garnishes (photo courtesy Good Eggs).   Mom was an autocrat in the kitchen (a nicer-sounding word than…
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RECIPE: Cranberry-Apple Crisp

Not excited about pumpkin pie? Can’t have pecans or other nuts? There’s always the venerable apple pie to end Thanksgiving dinner. But let us suggest an easy-to-make alternative: Cranberry Apple Crisp from Ocean Spray. We recently were served a piece, and it was love at first bite. When one guest had to leave in advance…
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RECIPE: Fall Stuffed Potato

One of our favorite comfort foods is a baked potato with standard garnish: a pat of butter, a dollop of sour cream, sliced scallions and a few grinds of pepper. Always welcome: crumbled bacon. Although that’s our favorite combination, our baked potato bar—which is popular at parties—has some 20 additional toppings. But we never thought…
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RECIPE: Clear Pumpkin Pie

[1] Alinea’s clear pumpkin pie (photo Alinea | Chicago). [2] Hannah Kaminsky’s version, recipe below (photo Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog).   Perhaps the most innovative restaurant in the country, Chicago’s Alinea set the internet on fire once again with another avant-garde culinary masterpiece, propelling pumpkin pie it into a viral video hit. It’s a…
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