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Beverly Mills leaves Desperation Dinners

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  • Only 20 minutes has you transported to Havana with Cuban-Style Picadillo made with ground beef, raisins and spices and served over rice.

      Only 20 minutes has you transported to Havana with Cuban-Style Picadillo made with ground beef, raisins and spices and served over rice.
    Alicia Ross/Desperation Dinners


From Beverly: I don't love change, whether it's tweaking holiday recipes or moving across the country. I'm now in urban Washington, D.C., in a condo with my husband and the dog. My kids are flying solo, and desperation dinners at my house aren't nearly so desperate anymore.

So change is here, and I'm forging ahead. Today marks my final "Desperation Dinners" column, and I'm so thankful for you, our readers, for allowing me to share recipes and stories over the years. My memories are many, and letters saying, "You gals saved my marriage," are right at the top. You know who you are!

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Fortunately, change comes easily to Alicia, and she has some exciting news for this column and the all-new Kitchen Scoop website. So, I leave you with gratitude and a lot to look forward to. The column and website will continue with Alicia's amazing recipes and photographs, kitchen advice and reflections on culinary travel and life. Certain things shouldn't change!

From Alicia: It's only fitting that the recipe for Beverly's farewell is an updated version of the first recipe we shared when we started "Desperation Dinners" more than 18 years ago. It's a savory food memory that is worth repeating.

Next week this column will have a new name, "Kitchen Scoop," for this new season of life. Look for "Kitchen Scoop" in the same place next week with all the same great recipes you've come to expect. Meanwhile, visit me at and be sure to leave your comments.

Suggested menu: Cuban-Style Picadillo over steamed rice with black beans and Cuban bread.

• Beverly Mlls and Alicia Ross are co-authors of "Desperation Dinners!"

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