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"Otherwise they will come for you in your sleep," Knauer warned. As always with good dinner planning, the dessert was dispatched
The classes encourage "reconnecting to healthy eating as cultural identity."
Of course, after cooking our meal, we got to eat it. And, I swear, the food was as good as anything you might expect in a fine restaurant. Plus, knowing that we had made the bruschetta, pasta, sauce, chicken, and even the tiramisu ourselves, made it taste even better.
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With this single, simple enhancement -- stirring harder and faster -- you will find your risottos gaining the perfect consistency that is too often missing, even in restaurants.
Like all great things in Monaghan's life, the idea behind these two books came to her when she least expected it.
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