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Everest Spoons

Entertaining on Mother’s Day? Have a party planned for spring?  How about a graduation?  The Everest Spoons will make a memorable impression on your guests! by Jean Joho with Chandra Ram from The Eiffel Tower Restaurant Cookbook (Chronicle, 2008) Serves…

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Eiffel Tower Soufflés

by Jean Joho with Chandra Ram from The Eiffel Tower Restaurant Cookbook (Chronicle, 2008) Makes 6 individual souffles The Eiffel Tower is famous for its soufflés, and we serve thousands of them every year. We always have at least ten…

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Quick Pear-Streusel Coffee Cake

by Gale Gand from Gale Gand’s Brunch!: 100 Fantastic Recipes for the Weekend’s Best Meal (Clarkson Potter, 2009) Makes one 8-inch square cake; serves 8 My grandma Elsie on my mother’s side was a great baker in the Austro-Hungarian tradition….

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Chocolate Pecan Caramel Torte

Are you looking for a decadent Valentine’s Day treat? Look no further… The late Elaine Sherman, founder of Les Dames Chicago and known as Madame Chocolate by her colleagues, used her culinary skills to teach cooking in people’s homes and…

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Spicy Tequila Shrimp

by Nielsen-Massey Vanillas from A Century of Flavor (The Cookbook Marketplace, 2008) Serves 4 to 6 What a splash of color this this spicy tequila shrimp dish will add to your table. You can adjust the heat by adding or…

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