Mark Bittman’s cheese straws

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Eighteen years ago, Mark Bittman published “How to Cook Everything.” His new cookbook, “How to Bake Everything,” features 90 “last-minute” recipes that take 30 minutes or less to complete. One of them is this recipe for cheese straws, which Bittman lists as one of his favorite snacks to munch on. To give this southern classic a seasonal Thanksgiving twist, try substituting Gruyère for cheddar and add fresh sage. Serve them before you bring the turkey and sides to the table. Your guests won’t be able to resist!

Text excerpted from “How to Bake Everything” © 2016 by Mark Bittman. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.