Garlic Butter Shrimp and Handling Nuclear Weapons.

Turkish Entree GARLIC BUTTER SHRIMP (Tereyaǧli Karides) INGREDIENTS 3 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon Aleppo chili powder or chile pepper ½ teaspoon salt ¾ pound large peeled, deveined shrimp […]

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Homemade Butter and Parcheesi(tm) Prisons

American Appetizer HOMEMADE BUTTER INGREDIENTS 3 cups heavy whipping cream ½ cup ice water ¼ teaspoon salt (optional, to taste) SPECIAL UTENSILS food processor (best), immersion blender or electric whisk fine-mesh colander or colander with […]

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Grandma Anna’s Spritz Cookies

Swedish Dessert GRANDMA ANNA’S SPRITZ COOKIES INGREDIENTS 1 cup (2 sticks) butter* ⅔ cup sugar 3 egg yolks 2½ cups flour 1 tsp almond extract (optional) SPECIAL UTENSILS electric beater** cookie gun, aka cookie press […]

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Kazakhstani Dumplings and the Importance of Being Stan

Kazakhstani Entree MANTIS INGREDIENTS – FILLING 1 pound ground lamb, ground beef, or combination 1 onion ½ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon salt INGREDIENTS – DOUGH up to 4 cups flour (plus two more tablespoons later) […]

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Sesame and Honey Sticks and a Crossword Puzzle

Malian Dessert MENI MENIYONG (sesame and honey sticks) INGREDIENTS 1 3/4 cups sesame seeds 1 1/4 cups honey 4 tablespoons butter, unsalted no-stick spray makes about 40 sticks SPECIAL UTENSIL cookie sheet PREPARATION Preheat oven […]

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Pasta Sauce, Butter, and World Peace

Italian Appetizer PASTA SAUCE INGREDIENTS 2 garlic cloves 2 pounds Roma tomatoes 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon basil 1 teaspoon marjoram 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon oregano 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon savory […]

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