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Sassy Sweet Potatoes

When it comes to serving root vegetables at Thanksgiving, it was traditional to serve them slathered in butter, brown sugar, and calories. This was especially true for squashes and sweet potatoes. Well, there was a noteworthy rebellion against such sweet … Continue reading

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Stir-Fried Peas

Here is the vegetable dish we made to accompany the chicken vindaloo. The recipe also comes from Maya Kaimal MacMillan’s book, Curried Favors (1996). We used a 14-inch frying pan with a cover to make the dish. We also omitted … Continue reading

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Chicken Vindaloo

Wikipedia says curry is a variety of dishes originating in the Indian subcontinent that use a complex combination of spices or herbs, usually including ground turmeric, cumin, coriander, ginger, and fresh or dried chilies. In southern India, where the word … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Beef Barbacoa

The Instant Pot® is an indispensable addition to our cooking options. The ability to take what is normally a tougher cut of meat and turn that cut into something both tender and delicious was once the sole province of slow … Continue reading

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Bean Chili with Cinnamon and Bay

Culling and reorganizing our canned and packaged goods on hand was this past week’s major project. After completing this thankless task, we are fervent advocates for standardization of expiration dates on food labels. Too often, this information is surreptitiously relegated … Continue reading

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Garlic and Cumin Rubbed Chicken

This baked chicken recipe comes from Pati Jinich, whose cooking show, Pati’s Mexican Table, is carried on PBS stations. The link is here. She pointed out it is not difficult to buy a whole chicken, cut it into serving pieces … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa

Always in search of a tasty slow cooker meal, this recipe got our attention. We are leery of recipes that put too much liquid into the slow cooker. So much liquid normally releases from the solid foods in the slow … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Pork Carnitas

We wanted a recipe for Cinco de Mayo, and this one truly made the grade. We tried this recipe from Chungah’s website Damn Delicious. You can find the recipe here. There are other excellent recipes to try there as well. … Continue reading

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One-Pan Cuban Chicken with Rice and Beans

One-pot meals not only simplify meal preparation but kitchen clean-up as well. We recently made this dish from marthastewart.com to rave reviews from the family. For authenticity, use cooked black beans, but as the website notes, any other drained beans … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Hummus

This household loves hummus and salsa. We are always looking for some variation on either appetizer. This recipe from Cooking Light December 2012, was simple and delicious. Ingredients 3 Tbsp creamy peanut butter 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 Tbsp … Continue reading

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