Alton Brown

buttermilk biscuits for the soul

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As much as chicken soup is lauded as a cure for what ails you, and is perhaps the quintessential comfort food (it even has its own series of books for goodness sake), I’d like to disagree. You see, to me soup is fine when you have the flu and are eating mostly liquids, but when […]

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hard-boiled eggs

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As a kid, I had a love-hate relationship with eggs.  I loved deviled eggs.  And egg salad.  I hated fried eggs. But not always.  I can distinctly remember a time in my early childhood when I would happily eat eggs with my pancakes and even dip the syrup-soaked bites into the runny yolk just like […]

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My new addiction: granola

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I have been making a concerted effort to reduce my overall sugar (and butter) intake lately. But I still want to bake and I still want to have treats.  In other words, I want to fit into skinny jeans again without giving up everything.  But the volume of cupcakes, cookies and doughnuts coming out of […]

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mint julep

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If you’ve been reading along, by now you know I’m from the South.  It’s not something I talk about that often typically, but my stomach seems to be a little homesick lately (Nothing some good BBQ wouldn’t cure, but I can’t find the kind of pulled pork I want around here). Anyhow, today I’m bringing […]

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Time to make the doughnuts. Or is it donuts?

Do you like doughnuts?  How about donuts?  Why are there 2 spellings?  Personally, I prefer doughnuts.  I don’t have a good reason, but I think the Southern part of my brain likes the extra letters.  Donuts is just so short and curt whereas doughnuts you can kind of linger over… just slow down and take […]

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