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Birthday Desserts: Tiramisu isn’t as challenging as you think

By Steve Peters Rutland Bites Happy birthday, to me. It’s my birthday this week, and in celebration, I made myself my favorite dessert: tiramisu. Tiramisu is made with a light…

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A pie by any other name…

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES When I think of pie, I think of a flaky, buttery crust and plenty of sweetness. But what if you take away the crust and sweetness….

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Touchdown!: Up your game with a healthier version of a Super Bowl classic

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES I may not care much about the Super Bowl, but I’m certainly paying attention to the food. The popular food site “The Daily Meal” looked at…

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Stuff it: Ricotta-stuffed crepes bring a touch of Italy to your table

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES This Saturday, the award-winning Italian chef Lidia Bastianich will visit the Paramount Theatre right here in Rutland. As part of her live tour, the restaurateur, author…

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A pressing matter: Try a French press for a quick and simple cup of coffee

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES There are numerous ways to brew a cup of coffee. Personally, I prefer the French press. It sounds sophisticated, but it’s not. A French press is…

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Make sure it’s dead: Then serve up this delicious cherry cola ham in a tribute to “Twin Peaks”

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES When I served my friends a ham for dinner on New Year’s Eve I had to make sure of two things. One, that it was dead,…

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Personal pot pies: Stock your freezer with these comforting little treats

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES Like many of you, I’m hoping for a winter filled with heaps of snow. Not because I frequent the mountains, but because it’s a valid excuse…

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The bitter truth: Cranberries really don’t need all that added sugar

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES You’ll have to act quickly. Any day now fresh cranberries will disappear from produce departments across the country, not to reappear until sometime next November. Yet…

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Beat the cookie madness… and the egg whites: Meringues are an easy, no-fat alternative

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES I take it back. A couple of weeks ago I said that I could do without this season of cookie madness. And then, shorty after, I…

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Cookbooks for Christmas

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES I can’t think of a better gift than a cookbook. No, I’m not just hinting for my own Christmas wish list. When it comes to cookbooks,…