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The I Love to Cook Book: Rediscovering the Joy of Cooking for Family and Friends

Sample recipes from The I Love to Cook Book: Rediscovering the Joy of Cooking for Family and Friends

Garlic-Scented Roasted Peppers

At least once a week, my family dinner includes a large platter of roasted red and yellow peppers, partnered with slices of fresh mozzare...

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Garlic Confit with Cracked Pepper and Herbs and Garlic Confit Oil

This is one recipe that I prepare every week (without fail) and use almost every day. Whole garlic cloves, still in their papery skins, s...

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Basil Pesto

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Dried Crumbs and Cubes from Fresh Bread

By definition, store-bought bread crumbs are old and stale. So why use them (or worse, serve them to guests)? For the best bread crumbs, ...

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The Best Barbecue Sauce

Yeah, I know that other people say that their barbecue sauce is the best, but I mean it! Seriously, whether I use this rich, red, and rob...

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Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

This savory sauce not only makes a perfect baste to slather on grilled shrimp, chicken, fish, and beef during cooking, but also can be se...

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Spiced Oven-Puffed Pancake

Mornings don’t get lovelier than this. A crisp oven-puffed pancake, filled with a mound of assorted fresh berries, all lightly dusted wit...

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Pan-Seared Portobello Mushroom and Tomato Topped with Chive-Laced Scrambled Eggs

This dish is unusually quick and easy, especially considering how elegant and absolutely wonderful it is. Since the mushrooms are seasone...

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Steak and Eggs

You certainly don’t need to he an aspiring bodybuilder to crave this protein-packed breakfast. And if you follow the organizational instr...

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Eggs, Lox & Onions

There are few better or more enticing morning scents, guaranteed to help a person open his or her eyes with a smile, than the seductive a...

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Fresh Orange Juice Spiked with Strawberry Puree

Vibrant looking and fresh tasting, the combination of orange juice and strawberry puree is not only classic, its also a real winner. Whe...

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Anytime Fruit Smoothie

If its not the height of fresh fruit season or if you want to quickly concoct something thats incredibly refreshing, fruit smoothies ar...

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Fresh Fruit Parfait

These parfaits are as beautiful for breakfast as they are refreshing for dessert. The addition of a few ripe rounds of banana is very str...

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Garlic-Scented Crinkle Potato Chips with Homemade Spicy Ketchup

Get ready to caution (more than once) to slow down, dinner is coming. There is absolutely no way to resist these crisp, extra-long slic...

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Tender Greens with Pears, Apples, Grapes, Gorgonzola, and Grilled Chicken

If you’ve never put sweet fruit into a savory salad, I urge you to try this recipe. The contrast between the cool, crisp fruit and the cr...

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Fresh Pasta Made the Old-Fashioned Way

If you’ve made pasta before, you already know how much fun the process is. However, if you’ve always used a hand-cranked pasta maker, I h...

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Herb-Scented Double Rib Lamb Chops

You won’t find lamb chops better than these: thick with a very dark exterior, a rosy-red interior, and a savory flavor that leaves nothin...

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Grilled Chicken Pesto Topped with Marinated Tomatoes

This Grilled Chicken Pesto Topped with Marinated Tomatoes is an easy Italian recipe that's perfect for a weeknight dinner. Homemade pesto and marinated tomatoes really give this chicken its own special flair. The basil pesto recipe includes a splash of lemon for a tangy twist that makes this chicken recipe ideal for the summertime, and best of all, it takes hardly any time to cook. If you don't have a grill available, you can easily modify the instructions and make it on the stove. You'll use this pesto chicken recipe as your go-to dish all summer long!

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Broiled Swordfish with Browned Butter, Candied Garlic, Roasted Peppers, and Capers

Even if you’ve always claimed to dislike garlic, you might just change your mind after trying this recipe. When raw garlic is parboiled, ...

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Savory Bread Pudding

Although my husband swears that this dish is the best stuffing, it’s actually not a stuffing at all. It’s much fluffier than a baked stuf...

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Chive-Studded Yorkshire Pudding

Not a pudding at all, Yorkshire pudding is actually a crisp, delicately flavored, flour-and-egg-based thin breadlike custard that origina...

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Country White Bread

Not at all like that puffed-up Wonder Bread stuff, these loaves produce slices that are perfectly tender yet substantial enough to stand ...

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A Six-Strand Braided Challah

This recipe is very special to me and was actually my signature bread at the beginning of my culinary career. Traditionally, in the Jewis...

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They’ll Love Your Buns…For Hamburgers & Hot Dogs

You’ll get such a kick out of seeing a person’s expression when he or she first catches a glimpse of these handsome and truly voluptuous ...

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My Matzos

These large, irregularly shaped, slightly blistered flatbread crackers are nothing like the square, factory produced sheets that taste, m...

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Strawberries, Banana Mascarpone, and Crushed Cookie Parfaits

As easy as they are attractive, these creamy, crunchy parfaits can be assembled a couple of hours ahead of serving and refrigerated. Don’...

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Lavender-Scented French Vanilla Ice Cream with Broiled Fresh Figs

To me, this recipe screams Provence! If youve never cooked with dried lavender, I think youll be pleasantly surprised when used corr...

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Chocolate-Cherry Tartufos

If you want to serve a dessert that will make different types of people happy, a great choice is ice cream. Here, two different types of ...

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Mixed-Nut Butter-Crunch Toffee

If I had to choose, this would be my favorite candy in the whole world. Savory, sweet, and incredibly delicious, this is a great choice w...

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Chocolate Crisps

I’ve been making these chocolate candies with my kids since they were little. Each year, they would give them to their friends and teache...

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Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Brownies, Swirled with Sweetened Cream Cheese

If you love both brownies and cheesecake, then you’ll really love this dessert. Personally, I prefer to use my index finger to swirl the ...

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Jumbo Black and White Cookies

Truly enticing, these cookies are a perfect choice to serve at a school bake fair, after a teenage sporting event, as a take-home party f...

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Peanut Butter and Jam Hearts

These fantastic sandwich cookies merge a melt-in-your mouth texture with the most classic American flavor combination of all, making them...

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Yummy Marbled Pound Cake

This is my favorite pound cake. Light and tender, it has a crisp crust thats deliberately thick, created by baking it in an oven thats ...

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