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Cooking For Pleasure: No trauma pie crust (that actually tastes good)

The secret is keeping all of the ingredients very cold.


Photo courtesy of Patty Schied
The author hosting a Christmas dinner for her family in 2022.

Cooking For Pleasure: Serving up a warm mood in lousy weather

This Middle Eastern red lentil soup is not the sustenance of long-ago cold memories.


This photo shows Spam Musubi with Southeast Alaskan Furikake and Highbush Cranberry dipping sauce. (Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: Furikake — A sprinkle of summer

Pronounced FOO-ree-kaw-kay, meaning “to sprinkle.”