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Duet: Steak with Gorgonzola Butter / Johnny Cash “Johnny Cash at San Quentin”
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Duet: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies / “Here Today”
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Duet: Peppermint Bark / John Denver & The Muppets “A Christmas Together”

Duet: Steak with Gorgonzola Butter / Johnny Cash “Johnny Cash at San Quentin”

The food: Sometimes you just want to clog your arteries a bit with a big, juicy steak topped with butter and cheese. When that mood strikes, make it worthwhile with a fatty bone-in ribeye and decadent gorgonzola compound butter (mitigate your guilt by adding a healthy side, like grilled asparagus). When indulging in a last-meal-worthy dinner, you must also drink a full-bodied red wine, preferably[…]

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Duet: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies / “Here Today”

The food: There’s nothing—and I mean nothing—like your grandma’s cooking. Try as she might, your mom can never perfectly replicate her mom’s recipes. There’s just something about the love our grandmas put into their food. Or at least, that was the case with my Grandma Gertrude (or Dirty Gertie, as some friends called her), who made the best down-home Southern meals and desserts. Visiting her in the Ozarks meant[…]

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Duet: Peppermint Bark / John Denver & The Muppets “A Christmas Together”

The food: I came across a cute silicone candy mold from Good Cook at the grocer after a workout, when I felt like I had “earned” a sweet treat. I don’t decorate for the holidays, and definitely don’t cook for them. Yet for some reason, I bought this mold and a live 12-inch Christmas tree. Total impulse buys. Although the mold came with a recipe for peppermint bark,[…]

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