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Appalachian Tomato Gravy

Appalachian Tomato Gravy 2000 1334 Alison Ashton

Tomato “gravy” is a uniquely Appalachian specialty and a wonderful way to use summer-ripe “maters.” Serve it with biscuits, over scrambled eggs or polenta (or grits, of course), or spoon…

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The Case for Vintage Cookware

The Case for Vintage Cookware 2122 1421 Alison Ashton

My love of vintage cookware started when we were cleaned out my mom’s condo after she died, sorting through what to keep and what to give away. Before that, honestly, I didn’t really care much about “old stuff.”

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A Plain and Perfect Coffee Cake Recipe

A Plain and Perfect Coffee Cake Recipe 2000 1334 Alison Ashton

Coffee cake is one of those retro specialties, an old-school standby from the Mrs. Maisel era. You know, when having a nice, simple, home-baked “something” to serve with coffee was hostessing done right. It didn’t have to decorated to within an inch of its life and Instagram ready.

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Chasing Perfect Thanksgiving Turkeys

Chasing Perfect Thanksgiving Turkeys 2000 1335 Alison Ashton

‘Tis the season for pictures of “perfect” roast turkeys populating social media feeds, magazines and ads. They’re the stuff of Norman Rockwellian dreams — presenting a perfectly cooked bird to…

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New Project: Best Plant-Based Meals!

New Project: Best Plant-Based Meals! 2000 1334 Alison Ashton

Check out my new project: Best Plant-Based Meals Spring/Summer 2019, a special-interest bookazine partnership between Nourish Evolution & AMG/PARADE.

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Sip This: Cranberry Rose Cocktail

Sip This: Cranberry Rose Cocktail 2000 1334 Alison Ashton

Packages of fresh cranberries in markets this time of year mean it’s time to make a key ingredient for this seasonal cocktail: the Cranberry Rose.

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Stay Sharp: How to Be a Knife Master

Stay Sharp: How to Be a Knife Master 2000 1334 Alison Ashton

A razor-sharp knife is every cook’s BFF. Here’s how to sharpen dull knives and keep those blades sharp, plus bonus tips about the best cutting board, ever.

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It’s Cookbook Season! My Fall 2018 Faves

It’s Cookbook Season! My Fall 2018 Faves 2000 1334 Alison Ashton

Autumn is cookbook season, when publishers release their premier titles ahead of the holiday gift-giving season. Here are my top six picks.

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Ghee: An Old-Is-New Food Trend

Ghee: An Old-Is-New Food Trend 2000 1334 Alison Ashton

Ghee — Indian-style clarified butter — is the latest old-is-new food trend. Sure you can buy it, but ghee is easy and fun to make at home. Here’s how.

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Tahini Zucchini Bread with Golden Raisins & Almonds

Tahini Zucchini Bread with Golden Raisins & Almonds 2000 1334 Alison Ashton

A bumper crop of summer squash inspired this zucchini bread with tahini, caradmom, almonds and golden raisins.

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