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Mexican pickled red onion

Whenever I see these bright red slices atop an enchilada at a restaurant, I get excited.  On their own they have great flavor, but they are the perfect condiment to add to burrito bowls, tacos, enchiladas and salads.  Or whatever you feel could benefit from a tangy punch of flavor.  They keep in the fridge […]

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Rosemary Potato Chips

As I’ve mentioned on here before, my husband is obsessed with golf.  And if you know golf, then you know that this is a very special weekend.  It’s Masters weekend. In my house this means a lot of golf on the TV and a lot of giggling on my part as Thomas waxes poetic about […]

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Charred Asian Green Beans

Some people go to Chinese restaurants for the General Tso’s, chicken wings or hot and sour soup. The thing I often get most excited about is the vegetables; I love the way they are treated in Asian dishes, quickly cooked, crunchy and coated in yummy sauce.  My two favorites are broccoli (the way it absorbs […]

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Stewed Vegetable Gratin

There are a few recipes that I have locked away in my head.  Somewhere along the line I pulled it offline or out of a magazine and have made it so many times that I no longer even look at the recipe (or necessarily remember where it came from). This is one of those recipes. […]

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Chopped Mexican Chicken Salad (and other musings)

“You know what I love about cooking? I love that after a day when nothing is sure and when I say nothing, I mean nothing. You can come home and absolutely know that if you add egg yolks to chocolate and sugar and milk, it will get thick. That’s such a comfort.” From the film Julie […]

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Shredded Carrot Salad

Last night was one of those cooking disaster nights that ended with a call to Dominos.  But at least it wasn’t my fault. On the menu was a mustard crusted pork tenderloin with a side of carrot salad. I opened the package of pork tenderloin and was hit with a terrible smell–sulfur everywhere in the […]

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Classic Potato Salad

I have made many versions of potato salad in my day. There’s Aunt Kathy’s version with radish and fresh dill; Grandma’s with finely diced potatoes and dill pickle relish; a French version with white wine, lots of fresh herbs and a vinaigrette; and a copycat of Red Hot and Blue’s with hard boiled egg and […]

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