Recipes

Recipes

Lemon muffins straight from New Orleans

Susan Slesinger of Seal Beach, Calif., has been thinking about the little cakes at chef John Besh’s Willa Jean restaurant in New Orleans ever since she was in the Crescent City last July. The muffins, a creation of chef Kelly Field, are the right balance of buttery cornmeal cake and fresh lemon, with both zest and juice folded into the batter along with ricotta and mascarpone cheeses, giving the muffins a rich but gentle tang. Topped with a sweet lemon glaze, a batch of these works equally well for breakfast or dessert, or any time you’re craving a little taste of New Orleans at home.

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Coconut adds special flavor to spareribs

Some foods go together like a wink and a smile – peanut butter and jelly, champagne and strawberries, wine and cheese – while others are somewhat more unconventional, even dubious, but just as delicious. You just need an open mind and eager palate.

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A drink that’s meant to be shared

A punch bowl, for those who have yet to experience the massive cocktail, is a large bowl of alcohol, usually more than one kind, and various mixers in the form of fruit juice and/or cordials. By design, it’s meant for more than one person. And it’s a lot more fun than two flutes of Champagne or a bottle of wine.

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