Spicy Carrot Pickles

I love carrot relish, but I usually pick out all the pickled carrots and eat them like I’m suffering from a serious vitamin A deficiency before anyone at the table can put the relish on their tortillas. Clearly, something had to be done. These spicy carrot pickles will hopefully satisfy my craving enough to keep […]

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Leftover Turkey Stew

I’m usually tired of turkey after about 2 meals worth of it. Thanksgiving food is yummy, but the same food for every meal day after day gets old fast. We make so much food though! Our Fall feast seems to call Americans to cook for an army in celebration of having 2 days off of […]

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The Attack of the Turkey!

It’s coming! You knew it would come. Thanksgiving is just days away. Whether you’ve never attempted to cook a turkey or you’ve done hundreds of them, the thought of taking on The Bird is already a daunting task. Ultimately, you can ensure that the turkey you serve will be safe to eat, crispy on the […]

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Hot Chocolate to Lift Your Soul

If you’ve never tried adding chili powder to your chocolate, trust me, this will change your life! The tradition of adding chili to chocolate is prehistoric.  People who know about these things estimate the combination extends as far back as 350 B.C. when the Aztecs and Mayans fermented cacao beans, added chilies, and drank it. […]

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Buttery Garlic Crostini

These simple, crunchy, buttery pieces of bread are great with Italian food or French food or as a base for piling cheeses, meats, and dips for hors d’oeuvres. Buttery Garlic Crostini Ingredients: 1 Large Loaf of French Bread 1 Stick of Butter 1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt 1 Tablespoon of Parsley Flakes 1/2 Tablespoon of Garlic […]

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Garlicky Dill Pickles

Join the Pickle Party!  Elect dill!  Experts predict a Green Wave!!! Sorry.  I really am a dork. I’m not much of a canner. I’m just too impatient. I like quick pickles in jars in the fridge. I pickle just about anything, but I should really share the classics. These good old fashioned dill cucumber pickles […]

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Hot and Spicy Oven Roasted Salsa

I normally tell you to leave out the peppers if you don’t like spicy food. This time is an exception. Put the peppers in, and take a chance on a little pain! It’s so worth it! This oven roasted salsa is great on meats, veggies, corn, even for dipping bread or chips. It has a […]

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