Chicken, Bacon and Corn Chowder

At the risk of sounding like a princess, it doesn’t feel like summer without at least one lobster (or lobster roll – preferably both), a few perfect tomatoes, and a bowl of corn chowder.  And a s’more.  (Yes, yes, of course swimming and picnic-ing and grilling and all of that.  I do occasionally do things …

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Chocolate, Peanut and Pretzel No-Bake Haystack Cookies

As the holidays draw near, I feel like I have two sticks of butter softening on my counter at all times, and I’m always on the verge of preheating my oven to 350°F to make cookies.  But also as the holidays draw near, the oven is in high demand, perhaps employed in roasting squash or …

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Classic Potato Salad with Celery and Fresh Thyme

I happen to love mayo-based potato salad, but not everyone does.  In fact, those who don’t like them can actually…well, hate is a strong word, but it’s worth using here.  They can hate them.  We can’t have that at a summer party.  No hating at a barbecue. Some people also like a firmer potato salad …

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