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Happy Barbacoa Birthday

This week KrausnicKitchen.com turns 1! As I look back, I’m so thankful for this blogging experience. It has been a useful tool in my own meal planning. Obviously, I’m not tracking everything that I cook, as that would be a long, mundane list of flops and mishaps. I’m simply posting the dishes that are deliciously … Continue reading

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Chocolate Shortbread Raspberry Bars

Raspberries and chocolate is a wonderful combination. This take on my Orange Essence Bars. It incorporates a chocolate shortbread crust, a sprinkling of bittersweet chocolate, topped with a creamy raspberry layer. It is a divine! Chocolate Raspberry Bars Chocolate Crust:  1/2 cup white sugar 1-1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup cocoa 1 cup butter 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate … Continue reading

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Need Party Food? Try Wonton Cups

Around this time of year most of us have parties or potlucks, which require some time in the kitchen. Here is something new to try, Wonton Cups. It’s an edible cup, a unique delivery system for a variety of sweet or savory fillings. If you have an oven, muffin tins, and some cooking spray you can make them. They … Continue reading

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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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It’s Crunchy. It’s Sweet. It’s Spicy.

Spicy Brittle

This is a recipe that my mom tore out of a magazine and sent to me. I love getting mail from her. It usually consists of articles about childhood development, healthy lifestyles, and the occasional recipe. This time it was Spicy Brittle. What? It sounded so odd. But it looked delicious. At the top she wrote, “If … Continue reading

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Black Bean Salsa

salsa & chips

Now that summer is here, try this great alternative to traditional salsa with protein to boot! This recipe is flexible, add more veggies to substitute if you don’t have enough of something else. Enjoy! Black Bean Salsa  Refrigerate for 2 hours, serve with tortilla chips. Combine the following ingredients: 1/3 cup olive oil 2 tbsp … Continue reading

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