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Roasted Red Pepper Dip

This past year, I started keeping a jar of red peppers in the fridge because they are so versatile. We use them a lot. They’re a great way to elevate simple dishes. We put them in sandwiches, on pizza, and I even added them to our chili this weekend. Our favorite brand is Mezzetta Roasted Red Bell Peppers. … Continue reading

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A “Cup of Cider” Cake

Apple juice, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and a touch of orange zest warmed in a cup is truly one of the comfiest drinks that I know. I love it, but it seems that when it’s served at a gathering, I always have a little left over the next day. I wanted to find a creative way to use … Continue reading

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Chicken Tikka McGyver Masala

This happens more than it should. I realize 1-1/2 hours before dinner that I’m not sure what to make and I have some chicken that’s defrosted and ready to go…what to make, what to make? To further complicate matters, I’m trying to stretch out the intervals between grocery trips, so this is one of those days where … Continue reading

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Homemade Marshmallows (by Alton Brown)

I’m not a huge marshmallow fan, unless it’s in a s’more, and then for me it’s more about the chocolate. This summer my sis brought down marshmallows from Jones Brothers. I was shocked at how much better they were than store-bought jet fluff. They are amazing toasted, like crispy, crusty sugar pillows with airy, velvety, … Continue reading

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Asian Chicken Meatballs with Peanut Sauce, Red Curry Couscous and Zucchini

We don’t have many meatball fans in this house, so once I found this Williams Sonoma recipe, I had high hopes for some meatball converts. Rather than beef, the meatballs are made out of chicken and incorporate these Asian flavors: ginger, lemongrass, cilantro, soy sauce, and garlic. The original recipe is an appetizer–pretty little meatballs served on lettuce leaves. I want … Continue reading

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