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The Best of Vermont Burger, entered by Times Food and Travel Editor Janet Keeler, in the "Build a Better Burger Contest, sponsored by Sutter Home.

#CookClub recipe No. 21: The Best of Vermont Burger (w/video)

 



  1. Chef Wolfgang Puck brings home the bacon at HSN

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    Wolfgang Puck loves rice pudding. It's what was for breakfast back home at Grandma's house in Austria, he says into the camera. • The rock star chef is double-dipping into the turquoise 3-cup portable rice cooker that he's hawking Friday morning on HSN. Coincidentally, that's the first color of six to sell out. …

    HSN host Robin Wall and Wolfgang Puck show off a chicken that was prepared in the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven, in back, Friday. Puck owns 22 upscale restaurants and 45 cafes worldwide.
  2. Books That Cook: the classics, Brazilian barbecue and breakfast

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    TITLE: The American Cookbook — A Fresh Take on Classic Recipes by Elena Rosemond-Hoerr and Caroline Bretherton (DK Publishing, $25, 256 pages)

  3. Fight those brown-bagging blues with Quinoa Lunch Box Rollups

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    With a new school year on the horizon, it's time to think about what's for lunch. Brown bagging it is plenty economical, but a steady diet of sandwiches becomes boring, to say nothing of the fact that all those servings of refined carbs simply don't provide the energy necessary to power you through a long afternoon.

    Quinoa lunch box rollups are light, yet still substantial enough to keep you going.
  4. Easy Weeknight Meals: Lemon Tortellini with Toasted Crumbs and more

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    Mon | Meatless meal

    Lemon Tortellini With Toasted Crumbs (recipe below) makes great use of frozen filled pasta. Toasted bread crumbs and a lemon-butter sauce jazz it all up. Spinach and berry salad on the side, topped with toasted almonds and a fruity vinaigrette.

    Tues | Fancy …

  5. Broccoli Cheddar Breakfast Muffins a fine start to the day

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    When fall rolls around and it's back to school and work, wouldn't you love to start your day with something tastier and more substantial than a bowl of cold cereal?

    This June 9, 2014 photo shows broccoli cheddar breakfast muffins in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) NHMM401
  6. Enjoy a chocolate bread pudding with cherries on top

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    Walk into the produce section of any supermarket from June to August and bright red cherries greet you. On a recent visit, three people were discussing how sweet cherries were going to cure their arthritis and joint pains. Such was the announcement on a recent news program citing a poorly designed USDA research study …

    You can use sweet or tart cherries in Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding.
  7. A gracious cook gives lessons in making pies

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    Jackie Garvin is moving the pie dough around like a pro. She rolls it calmly, quickly, assertively. When it sticks, she lets it know who's boss and peels back a corner to shuffle a bit more flour underneath. And then she continues, her grandmother's spirit embodied in her old rolling pin, which Garvin uses …

    Jackie Garvin glazes her Rustic Tomato Pie with half-and-half and then seasons it with salt and pepper. For her peach pie, she uses granulated sugar.
  8. Read and Feed: Enjoy 'The Goldfinch,' cocktail in hand

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    BOOK: The Goldfinch is narrated by Theo Decker, a young man who retains an uncommon affection for his dead mother. ("She cast a charmed theatrical light," he says.) He recounts how, years earlier, when he was 13, the two of them ducked into the Metropolitan Museum of Art during a rainstorm, where they …

  9. Easy weeknight meals: Turkey Kebabs with Tzatziki Couscous Salad and more

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    Mon | Meatless meal

    Roasted Veggie Wraps with brown rice and feta get a flavorful boost from fresh mint or basil, whatever you've got on hand. Cut zucchini, onions, green and/or red peppers and mushrooms in similar sizes, toss with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast in a …

  10. #CookClub recipe No. 21: The Best of Vermont Burger (w/video)

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    Okay, you can say I am a sore loser. I am still bitter that my recipe submission for the 2008 Sutter Home Build a Better Burger contest in California's Napa Valley was snubbed.

    The Best of Vermont Burger, entered by Times Food and Travel Editor Janet Keeler, in the "Build a Better Burger Contest, sponsored by Sutter Home.