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No matter how tempting the aroma coming from your kitchen, don’t open the oven to check popovers until about 5 minutes before they’re finished baking, or they will deflate.

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This dish, named after a now deceased member of the Sabbathday Lake community of Shakers in New Gloucester, Maine, may also be made with leftover boiled potatoes. See the recipe for Sister Mildred’s Creamed Potatoes »

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Shaker Lemon Pie

With its flaky, buttery crust and marmalade-like citrus filling, not a crumb of this sunny lemon pie will be left on the dessert board.

When harvesting garden rhubarb, choose tender, young shoots, discard the rhubarb leaves—which are toxic—and peel any large, tough stems as you would with celery. Commercially grown rhubarb doesn’t need peeling; buy only firm, crisp stalks, and store them in the refrigerator. See the recipe for Shaker Rhubarb Pie »

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