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Guinness Beef Stew

The weather here in Dayton has taken a definite turn towards cool brisk days, with overnight lows dropping into the thirties. Weather like that makes me crave comfort foods, and with the big Irish win yesterday this Guinness Beef Stew … Continue reading

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A weekend in the kitchen

Banana bread on its way into the oven:  After trying out a number of banana bread recipes, this one quickly became our favorite. It is from the Williams-Sonoma cookbook Bread, and is available online as well. What really sets this recipe … Continue reading

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Cookbook review: Fabio Viviani “The Skinny Country”

I’ve watched a few seasons of Bravo’s Top Chef, but I have never loved a chef as much as Fabio Viviani.  The man is just full of great comments, and makes beautiful looking gnocchi. Fabio has now written three cookbooks … Continue reading

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