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A Little Something I Wrote A While Back…

Elizabeth Dougherty (originally written for publication in 2006) A Growing Trend Among Chefs: Hunting Down Tonight’s Menu Chefs are packing heat. Something to think about the next time you send a dish back to the kitchen.

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Making amazing pizzas at home

It is not hard to make artisanal quality pizza at home. Here are a few pointers, and then we will get to the recipes. First, buy a good quality pizza stone, or you can use quarry tiles cut to fit a rack in your oven. You can also use untreated …

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Slainte! St. Patrick’s Day Myths And Tasty Recipes

St. Patrick’s Day is coming and the Leprechauns are feeling frisky! A cozy Irish meal, a pint of Guinness (or a nice cabernet for the less brave), and a heavenly dessert will lead you over the rainbow to a romantic Irish evening.

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Homemade Chicken Soup for a Cold, Rainy Day – Recipe

  With this odd weather we’ve been having lately, more people are staying home. Why not make a quick chicken soup for the family that is hearty and does the body good? Here’s one we made at Dougherty Report.  

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Don’t Stress Over the Gravy/Sauce!

I know how it is, believe me. You spend all week (maybe weeks) planning a holiday menu. Your guests arrive, intoxicating smells of roast turkey, prime rib, beef tenderloin or other succulent specialties fill the air. All that’s left is to make the gravy and the nagging thought that it …

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Soba Noodle Salad – Recipe

This is a great summer dish, happens to be pretty healthy and you don’t feel like you are missing anything. The tahini/sesame oil make it really nutty and is better for you than the usual peanut sauce. This is a spicy dish! Lower the amount of chili oil if you …

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Mad About Tipping Practices

There are quiet revolutions going on in the restaurant world right now. One of them involves the touchy subject of tipping. Until the last couple of years, most upscale dining establishments in the United States had a voluntary gratuity for the service staff. I don’t think anyone (including me) minds …

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