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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TIP OF THE DAY: Olive Oil Cake With Your Choice Of Citrus

Our first encounter with olive oil cake came at a trattoria in our neighborhood. It sounded strange to us: We were raised in a butter culture, with a palate trained to recognize buttery goodness over margarine and cake mixes made with salad oil. But, this olive oil and basil cake (also made by the restaurant…
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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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BOOK: Kitchen Survival Guide For Men

Save the males: Teach them to cook for themselves. Photo courtesy Save The Males Publishing.   Chef Gordon Smith has cooked for royalty, celebrities, executives, and Olympic athletes. Now, in his mission to “save the males,” he tells men what they need to know to survive on their own—by cooking good food at home instead…
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