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The Second-Annual Thanksgiving Pie Test

My friends tested variations on traditional Thanksgiving pies to help me decide which ones to bake on Turkey Day.

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Pumpkin and Mushroom Lasagna

My wife's parents cooked extensively from the original Moosewood Cookbook, which introduced many Americans to vegetarian cooking when it was published in the 1970s. When I went

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The Proper Way to Clean and Disinfect Your Smartphone

I spoke with the Wall Street Journal recently about the difficulty in cleaning smartphone screens. A post I wrote in September last year about cleaning phones is

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Carrot Cake for People Who Can’t Stand Carrot Cake

For as long as I can remember, I've disliked carrot cake. I think my aversion comes from the variety of textures found in the cake. Worst of

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A Drawer Reorganization Brings Much Peace of Mind

Three drawers in my apartment had gotten unbearably messy, and each time I opened them, I cringed. Still, I didn't take the time to reorganize them, even

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No-Cooking Dinner Party: Stay Cool and Relaxed this Summer

The current temperature map makes the United States look like the surface of the sun. Let's say you want to have people over to suffer in the

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Moist and Fluffy Apple Bran Muffins

My wife has been under a lot of stress at work and our traditional breakfasts - oatmeal or yogurt,

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with a Picnic

This Mother's Day, get outside and enjoy the fresh air. I've put together a manageable menu that's easy to execute.

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10 Steps to a Completely Cleaned and Organized Clothes Closet

For the past few months, as I've been cramming my pajamas into my already stuffed sock drawer every morning, I've been looking forward to the opportunity to

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Foolproof Tender Beef Brisket

Last fall my wife's grandmother e-mailed me. Subject line: Brisket has gotten the better of me.

I quit. I decided one more time to make a brisket after

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