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Q: What did I make on December 14, 2017 you ask?

A: I baked a spectacular Gingerbread Cake Roll topped with Eggnog Whipped Cream.

Here’s where you can find all the recipes I’ve made since February, 2011. Admittedly, even I’m impressed by that.   

CHIMICHURRI  MAKES IT BETTER

CHIMICHURRI MAKES IT BETTER

Souvlaki-Style Chicken Breast with Crema and Arugala Feta Salad Rainy Sunday Morning Greetings from D.C. For the past twelve years of my wanting a respite from Aspen’s high-alpine and occasionally bone-chilling winter climate, I’ve escaped for four months to warmer...

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DELIGHTFUL. DELECTABLE. DUMP CAKE.

DELIGHTFUL. DELECTABLE. DUMP CAKE.

A SIMPLE DESSERT Recently I was invited to a dinner party. There would be eight. I asked the hostess what I could bring. “Oh,” she said casually, “just bring a simple dessert.” With the holiday season in high octane I decided my s-i-m-p-l-e indulgent contribution...

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THE POST’S TASTY TOP THIRTY

THE POST’S TASTY TOP THIRTY

During the past many decades, The Washington Post has published more than 10,000 online recipes.  This year they asked readers to pick their all-time favorites. On October 26th they published the winning 30 of those recipes. I chose three of them to make for a...

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Is it Bison or Buffalo? Ask Ken Burns.

Is it Bison or Buffalo? Ask Ken Burns.

Bison Chili I don’t often do whims. Scheduled and organized fit me best. I’m not suggesting that’s the way to roll but it’s my way. That’s why paying $13.13 (senior rate) for a 7pm ticket to Aspen’s premiere showing of Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour film turned into a...

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How do you like them apples?

How do you like them apples?

Marie-Hélène’s Apple Cake CONNIE & JANE A decade ago I was inspired by a do-better nudge from a woman I met only once. The memory of that has served me well. I hope my story will inspire you to come up with your own. We all have stories to tell. In this week's...

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ZITI al FORMO, ASPEN-STYLE

ZITI al FORMO, ASPEN-STYLE

It may take a village to raise a child but it only takes two professional cooks and an adaptive amateur to pull together a celebratory Baked Ziti (Ziti al Formo). Call it a casserole or pure comfort food but please do not call it lasagna. Like most food I serve, Baked...

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THE GANT GOES GOLD! LET’S BAKE A CAKE.

THE GANT GOES GOLD! LET’S BAKE A CAKE.

BAKE THIS. Last week cookbook author Joy the Baker posted a simple one-layer Lemon Crumb Cake recipe she claimed would add a ‘sparkle of sweetness to your week.’ After spending 4 months in warmer climes I’m just back home in Aspen so Simple + sparkle + sweetness...

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CROISSANTS. SAN DIEGO. (SERIOUSLY.)

CROISSANTS. SAN DIEGO. (SERIOUSLY.)

Croissant: “However you choose to pronounce it at home, it is perhaps worth noting that outside of the United States, the closer you can come to saying “kwass-ohn,” the sooner you can expect to be presented with one.” Bill Bryson Very seldom do I do something ‘on a...

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WHAT 70 YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP LOOks LIKE

WHAT 70 YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP LOOks LIKE

On most days I consider aging a privilege, not a predicament. Remember Andrew Rooney who spoke his mind on CBS Sixty Minutes? “It’s paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone,” he said....

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LET’S MAKE 2023 Shimmer & SHINE

LET’S MAKE 2023 Shimmer & SHINE

Cathy O’Connell and I have broken bread in London, Paris, Aspen and El Jebel, sharing wonderful meals and experiences together. But nothing tops the hilarity and merriment of Christmas dinner at her brother Barney’s condo in Encinitas (Cali) last Sunday night. When I...

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FRENCH APPLE CAKE. IT’S GENIUS.

FRENCH APPLE CAKE. IT’S GENIUS.

YEAR 2013 Years ago I flew to the Food Blogger Conference in Seattle to join twenty other French Friday with Dorie members to support Dorie Greenspan, the keynote speaker. We were part of a virtual group cooking through her latest award-winning book, “Around My French...

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summer joy, TOMATOES & WHAT’S AHEAD

summer joy, TOMATOES & WHAT’S AHEAD

If the answer is, “Don’t know.”  Pretty sure the question was, “Where did the summer go?” #Summer Highlights Facade of Aspen Art Museum What hasn’t yet left the building is this year’s bountiful crop of tomatoes.  As long as we can still slice and salt a...

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