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Herman Cain drops out of presidential race
Plagued by allegations of sexual harassment and marriage infidelity, businessman Herman Cain announced Saturday that he is officially suspending his campaign for president of the United States.


Italian Biscuit Flatbread  |  Bon App├ętit | March 1990 Yield: Makes 10   http://www.epicurious.com/
A savory onion-cheese spread turns ordinary packaged biscuit dough into inspired mini appetizer "pizzas."
2/3 cup grated Romano
1/2 cup mayonnaise
4 green onions, chopped
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried basil, crumbled
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
1 10-ounce package refrigerated biscuit dough
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Combine first 6 ingredients in medium bowl. Separate dough into individual biscuits. Flatten each to 5-inch-diameter circle using fingers. Arrange 1 inch apart on cookie sheet. Spread 1 generous tablespoon cheese mixture on each biscuit to within 1/4 inch of edges. Bake until golden brown, about 12 minutes. Serve warm.


Roasted Cornish Hens with Black-Olive Butter Gourmet Feb2007 Yield: 8 (main course) servings http://www.epicurious.com/
Cornish hens have a distinctive, delicate flavor that can be easily overpowered. Perhaps surprisingly, the extroverted combination of olives and capers doesn't drown out the meat, but gives it an unexpectedly earthy and savory quality.
2 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped shallot
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon coarsely chopped pitted Kalamata or other brine-cured black olives
1 tablespoon drained capers (in brine)
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 (1 1/4- to 1 1/2-lb) Cornish hens (not frozen), halved lengthwise
1/4 cup dry white wine
Special equipment: a 17- by 13-inch heavy shallow metal baking pan
Put oven rack in upper third of oven and preheat oven to 500°F.
With motor of a food processor running, drop garlic cloves into processor to finely chop. Add shallot and pulse until finely chopped. Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a small skillet over moderate heat until foam subsides, then add garlic mixture (do not wash bowl of food processor), pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until garlic begins to turn golden, 3 to minutes. Return garlic mixture to food processor and add olives and capers. Pulse until olives and capers are finely chopped. Add 5 tablespoons butter and pulse until smooth.
Brush baking pan with oil (1 tablespoon).
Working with 1 hen half at a time, slide your index finger under skin on each breast and around legs, including drumsticks, being careful not to tear skin. Place 1 tablespoon olive butter under skin on each half hen, then massage skin over thigh, drumstick, and breast to distribute butter.
Arrange hen halves, skin sides up, in baking pan. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in small skillet, then brush evenly over skin of hens. Sprinkle hens evenly with remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt.
Roast hens until golden and just cooked through, about 30 minutes.
Transfer hens to a platter, then straddle baking pan over 2 burners and add wine. Deglaze pan by simmering over low heat, stirring and scraping up brown bits with a wooden spoon, 2 minutes. Transfer pan sauce to a small serving bowl and skim fat with a spoon. Serve hens with sauce.
Cooks' Notes:
·Olive butter can be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. Bring to room temperature before using.
· Hens can be stuffed with olive butter 4 hours ahead and chilled, covered with plastic wrap, in baking pan.


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Individual Chocolate Lava Cakes Yield: 6 Servings   www.ghirardelli.com/
1 1/2 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Bar (Chocolove Extra Strong Dark)
2 eggs
1/4 cup(s) heavy cream
8 tablespoon(s) (1 stick) unsalted butter
2 egg yolks
1/3 cup(s) sugar
1/2 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
1/4 cup(s) cake flour
To make centers, melt 2 ounces of chocolate (1/2 a baking bar) and cream in double boiler. Whisk gently to blend. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm. Form into 6 balls; refrigerate until needed.
To make cake, heat oven to 400°F. Spray six 4-ounce ramekins or custard cups with cooking spray. Melt 4 ounces of chocolate (1 baking bar) and butter in double boiler; whisk gently to blend. With an electric mixer, whisk eggs, yolks, sugar, and vanilla on high speed about 5 minutes or until thick and light. Fold melted chocolate mixture and flour into egg mixture just until combined. Spoon cake batter into ramekins. Place a chocolate ball in the middle of each ramekin.
Bake about 15 minutes or until cake is firm to the touch. Let it sit out of the oven for about 5 minutes. Run a small, sharp knife around inside of each ramekin, place a plate on top, invert and remove ramekin. Garnish with raspberries and a dollop of whipped cream.