CHICKEN WITH CALVADOS AND APPLES
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CHICKEN WITH CALVADOS AND APPLES

My uncle had an apple orchard that I loved because I could climb the trees – apple trees being invitingly low to the ground and accessible for a small person. The apples were McIntoshes and it was hard to wait for them to be ripe enough to eat because they’re a particularly good eating apple. It was one of the pleasures of my childhood to climb a tree, pick an apple, and eat it while perched in the branches, but […]

GRAPEFRUIT POPPYSEED BAKED DOUGHNUTS
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GRAPEFRUIT POPPYSEED BAKED DOUGHNUTS

To me, the fall is the only excuse you need to make doughnuts, and every year I like to try a different version of a baked doughnut. This one has pink grapefruit (I wish you could smell how fresh and clean the batter smells!) It also has blue poppy seeds, which are produced in Canada and Holland, and though the color is pretty it doesn’t affect the way they taste. And finally, they’re baked instead of fried, dipped lightly in […]

CHOCOLATE SANDWICH COOKIES
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CHOCOLATE SANDWICH COOKIES

This time of year makes me think longingly of back-to-school treats, like a really special cookie to nibble on after a frenetic day of school. I liked having enticing snacks waiting for my kids after school, because it would make them slow down long enough to tell me about their day while they ate. It became our routine, and helped me know what was going on with their schoolwork, teachers and friends. Our snacks were generally healthier things, like fruit […]

HAPPY AUGUST
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HAPPY AUGUST

America’s Table is taking it on the road for the month of August. Please follow our travels and food finds on Instagram as we hit the beach and the mountains with the whole furry family.

OPEN-FACED GRILLED CHEESE WITH HONEY
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OPEN-FACED GRILLED CHEESE WITH HONEY

I wouldn’t call this a recipe – just another way of making a really delicious grilled cheese. I’m always looking to cut corners on calories, and removing one piece of bread makes me feel like it’s ok to have a grilled cheese. But I like every snack, sandwich, dessert and meal to feel a little special. (Another dieting trick – if you feel satisfied by what you’re eating, it’s easier to stick to a diet.) For example, have you ever […]