RECIPE: Minted Pea Soup For Spring

[1] Minted pea soup from John Woodhouse (recipe below; photos #1 and #2 courtesy John Woodhouse). [2] Fresh spring peas give a flavor to the soup that frozen peas cannot. [3] You can use half-and-half or heavy cream. See the footnote below (†) for the difference between half-and-half, light cream and heavy cream (photo courtesy…
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FOOD FUN: Top Your Burger With Chicken Skins

We have no plans to be anywhere near Hilton Head Island, alas. But if we could get there, we’d head to Lucky Rooster Kitchen And Bar for their Blanco Burger (photo #1). Fried chicken skins were on the bar-snack menu when a customer thought he spotted chicken skins atop a burger. He was mistaken, but…
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TIP OF THE DAY: What’s A Cobbler & National Cherry Cobbler Day

[1] Why is it called a cobbler? The top looks like cobblestones! This cobbler is made in a Le Creuset gratin dish (available at Williams-Sonoma) [2] You can bake individual cobblers (photo courtesy USA Cherries). [3] The recipe for this cherry cobbler is below (photo and recipe courtesy Taste Of Home). [4] In cherry season,…
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RECIPE: Jumbo Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

[1] That’s one big cookie! Here’s the recipe from A Cozy Kitchen.   Hey Cookie Monster, and the cookie monsters within us: May 15th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. We’re going for this jumbo chocolate chip cookie, from A Cozy Kitchen. It’s baked in a 12-inch skillet. That makes it a family-size chocolate chip…
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