Crab Eggs Benedict

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Crab Eggs Benedict

For some reason I’ve been thinking about brunch a lot recently. I don’t know why but I have. And living in the middle of nowhere (sort of), there aren’t many decent options. Then it occurred to me that I’d never had poached eggs. So, as always, I decided to use my if-I-can’t-get-it-somewhere-then-I-can-make-it-myself philosophy. That’s how I ended up poaching my first eggs for Crab Eggs Benedict with a side of asparagus.
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Dad’s Clams Casino: Hitting the Jackpot

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Dad's Clams Casino

Growing up, every once in a while my dad would make his “famous” clams casino. And the last few years it has become our Christmas tradition when we go to my parents’ to celebrate the holiday. In addition to the my mom making turkey and all the fixings and me making baguettes and cookies, he makes clams casino for us. It’s not the most popular of appetizers these days but I have a soft spot for it, especially when done properly. My dad’s recipe is one he and his childhood friend tweaked and developed over the years.
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