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January recipe: Chocolate custard cake

1.16. 2019 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds

Chocolate custard cake is our favorite chocolate cake. This fabulous cake is flourless, supremely decadent, dead simple to make, and perfectly balances the subtle spiciness of ancho and cinnamon with a dark fudgy texture. But perhaps the most eloquent endorsement is the bite mark on the stained recipe page by our late greyhound, Leo, who always […]

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December recipe: Bonbon siwo (Haitian gingerbread)

12.21. 2018 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds

This holiday season add the flavors of Haiti to your holiday table with Bonbon siwo (Haitian gingerbread). Bonbon siwo is a warmly spiced, tropical gingerbread from Haiti, made over charcoal fires along busy market streets. This Haitian gingerbread cake is dark and dense with coconut milk and blackstrap molasses, and boldly flavored with fresh ginger, cloves and cinnamon. […]

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November recipe: Brussels sprouts with bacon

11.15. 2018 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds

Brussels sprouts are a miniature member of the cabbage family that has seen a well-deserved rise in popularity in recent years, with restaurants now featuring dishes like Brussels sprouts brushcetta, Brussels grilled cheese, raw Brussels slaw and charred Brussels pizza. As with all cabbage relatives, we particularly love our Brussels cooked at high heat with punchy accents […]

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October recipe: French cabbage soup

10.19. 2018 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds

Warm up in the cool weather with our recipe for French cabbage soup, Garbure Gasconne, our version of a delicious cabbage soup from the French region of Gascony. This soup employs steaming and simmering techniques to gently extract the delicate flavors from winter root vegetables. French cabbage soup is a warming vegetable soup with a […]

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September recipe: Aunt Mary’s spiced pumpkin bars

9.18. 2018 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds

My great aunt Mary was a meticulous and brilliant woman, who also happened to have a stellar repertoire of holiday baked goods. Years ago, she passed her recipe for spiced pumpkin bars down to my mother. I returned to Aunt Mary’s recipe after a run of failed pumpkin bar experiments. Aunt Mary’s spiced pumpkin bars are a […]

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August recipe: Basil lemonade

8.30. 2018 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds

I have been making basil lemonade for years now. It’s a sweet, almost grassy-flavored lemonade that is by far my favorite summer drink. This drink melds the aromatic qualities of sweet basil with notes of mint, cinnamon and anise and the lovely tart taste of fresh lemon juice. Yield: Serves 4 Ingredients: 1/2 cup basil leaves, […]

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July recipe: Watermelon feta salad

7.19. 2018 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds

Watermelon feta salad is cool, sweet and salty. This is the Greek-inspired salad that is perfect in a heat wave. Paul was initially somewhat hesitant to embrace this funky salad, but after four bowls in one evening, I think we would both agree, watermelon and feta are surprisingly good friends in this delicious salad. In […]

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