Betty Ponterio and the Nobel Prize

Antarctic Appetizer BETTY PONTERIO INGREDIENTS ice cubes beverage Serves 1. Takes 1 minute PREPARATION Add ice cubes to glass. Add beverage. TIDBITS 1) The Shirley Temple beverage is named after the famous child actress. The […]

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You Say Tofu, I Say Tofu

Vietnamese Appetizer LEMONGRASS AND FIVE SPICE TOFU INGREDIENTS 2 stalks lemongrass 3 garlic cloves 1¼ pounds firm tofu 1 cup vegetable oil (2 tablespoons more later) 2 tablespoons vegetable oil ½ teaspoon red chile flakes […]

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Cucumber Yogurt Salad and Submarine Warfare

Sudanese Appetizer CUCUMBER YOGURT SALAD (Salatet Zabady bil Ajur) INGREDIENTS 2 cucumbers 2 garlic cloves 1¾ cups plain yogurt ¼ teaspoon pepper ¼ teaspoon salt Makes 6 bowls. Takes 1 hour 15 minutes PREPARATION Peel […]

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Brined Turkey Breasts, Ninja Turkeys, and the American Revolution

American Entree BRINED TURKEY BREAST INGREDIENTS -BRINE 1 gallon ice-cold water 2 bay leaves 2 garlic cloves 1 teaspoon peppercorns 1 teaspoon allspice ½ teaspoon mustard 1 teaspoon rosemary 1½ cups coarse salt ½ cup […]

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Unicorn Bites #508

My 4-year-old daughter wants anything she sees in a commercial. Today I had to explain to her why I can’t get her Viagra. — Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) September 23, 2014 Navy recruiter: Any experience at […]

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Bean and Bacon Soup and Mussolini

American Soup BEAN AND BACON SOUP INGREDIENTS 1 pound dry navy beans (4 cups) 4 cups water 1 pound bacon 1 medium carrot 1 celery stalk 1 yellow onion 1 garlic clove 1 pound tomatoes […]

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