Beef Stroganoff, Skillet Desserts, and Kale Chips

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This time a year ago we were featuring pink kitchens, Jamie Oliver’s ultimate gingerbread, warm no-bake skillet desserts, the rules of stress-free dinner parties, and more! Read on for these plus Pierre Herme’s Paris kitchen, pasta tips from an Italian mamma, and great foods for dunking into hot cocoa.

Posts pictured above are in bold below.

• A dozen pies for Pi Day.

• Great kitchens: Susy’s perfectly organized galley, pastry master Pierre Herme’s Paris sanctuary, and the tranquil space of San Francisco potter from my mother-in-law on making pasta.

• A drink for St. Patrick’s Day.

• Interesting kitchen tool designs.

• How to make Japanese sesame salt.

• Yummy, crunchy, salty kale chips.

• What foods do you buy frozen?

• How to make Chicago-style hot dogs, and a discussion of local old-school butchers.

• How to line a cake pan with parchment paper.

• Old-fashioned gadgets: Shopping for pressure cookers and a look at a relic – the electric carving knife.

• See the whole archive from this week a year ago.