Cardamom Pears (recipe)

This is a simple yet elegant dessert that can be quickly prepared with nearly no work. There are certain ingredients that not everyone has on hand that will need to be acquired in advance, however. Vanilla Cardamom Pears Allow pears to ripen until they are ready to eat. Cut the pears in half lengthwise and remove the stem and core. A melon baller works great for this and creates a pleasing round hole that...

Why I Love Cooking with Copper

Many years ago, I received my first copper pot. For about a decade after that whether it was Christmas, my birthday or Mother’s Day, my family and sometimes friends, chipped in and got me a copper pot or utensil. For about a decade this continued, becoming a tradition of sorts, until I had a full set of copper cookware and lids. In the beginning It was my husband’s idea and a way to have the children...

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