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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork Recently, I’ve been dreaming of Mrs. Victorine’s bread pudding. It was a dense, custardy block of deliciousness, dotted with raisins and presented chilled. Mrs. Victorine was our neighbor across the street in Hilo, Hawaii, where I grew up. As neighbors do in Hawaii, we often shared […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork If you follow my Special Fork blog posts, you know that I am wrangling each Friday with trying to make an appealing bento lunch to entice my pre-school granddaughter. She’s a picky eater and spends more time socializing than eating during the lunch hour at school. […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork I came home from New York City Wednesday night after a three-day business trip. On Friday, I had no ideas for dinner, and for Lent, had to make it a meatless meal, besides. Rummaging through my pantry, I hit upon a simple pasta dish that took […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork Don’t you hate those days when you have nothing set aside to cook for dinner, yet don’t want to take the time to run out for takeout? I always have eggs in the fridge, so when this happens to me, I’m likely to make an omelet […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork One of my best memories of Ireland is of sitting in cozy farmhouses having tea and fragrant, freshly baked scones with an Irish dairy farmer and his (or sometimes her) family. Outside the cows are grazing on the most succulent, luxuriant green grass and there is […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork When I was a child, I loved reading about cooking tips, even if I didn’t cook. I think we all like to learn to do things faster or better. Here are some timesavers and helpful hints I’ve discovered over the years. I hope you’ll share with […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork We had company for dinner last night. And since I’m in the middle of getting my house ready for a reunion of former coworkers on Friday, I didn’t have a lot of time to pull this meal together. When I need a no-fuss main dish, I […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork Is it just me, or are waffles really superior to pancakes? It’s pretty much the same batter, yet the one with the crisp walls and deep crevices to capture puddles of melted butter and maple syrup, seems more special—and more delicious. Steve is the breakfast maker […]

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