Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

Kale and sweet potato are two bold ingredients most of us love. Baked together, with a cheese sauce, and onion and garlic, of course, in this gratin recipe, they become even more loved. ~~~ In the past two weeks, we’ve received twenty pounds of sweet potatoes and a few bags of kale from our CSA, In …

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Gingerbread is the ideal counter cake. It sits on the counter and gets more and more delicious each day. Friends drop by during the holidays, you cut a few slices, and damn it’s good — intensely spiced, moist and tasty. It also goes really well with eggnog. This recipe was developed by Claudia Fleming when …

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My brother Ed, our friend Jasper and Jasper’s father all make a sweet potato and apple casserole for Thanksgiving. I’ve had all three. Each makes his just a bit different than the others. Ed gave me his recipe, but also referred me to a recipe at Food & Wine from Jasper White, not our Jasper. I still …

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