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Pimento cheese (hold the mayo)

Is there really such a thing as an Oscars party? I ask because every website I visit seems to have guides upon guides for hosting your own Oscars party, for food that fits various Oscar party themes, and for DYI … Continue reading

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Roasted apples and parsnips

Are you sugared out? Too many conversation hearts? A few too many bon bons? More than a socially acceptable amount of Jell-O-based cake? Me neither. But sometimes it’s good to step away from the granulated sugar and high-fructose corn syrup … Continue reading

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Valentine’s stained glass cake

Crank up the heat, turn off your humidifier, put on your cowboy boots and turquoise bolo tie and stick a cheese crisp in the toaster oven. It’s Arizona’s 100th birthday! I really wanted to make a prickly pear margarita pie … Continue reading

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Quick and spicy chocolate mousse

Well, I couldn’t very well give you a big list of Valentine’s recipes and not include at least one chocolate item. But after the macarons, I figured you didn’t want something else super involved. So this is not traditional chocolate … Continue reading

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Black beans and rice with chicken and apple pico

Beans and rice: healthy, cheap, easy, filling… and kinda boring, right? But it doesn’t have to be. This recipe from Bon Appetit takes what is probably the most frequently eaten dish in the world and gives it a little extra … Continue reading

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Raspberry muesli with hazelnuts

When I told y’all I was a picky child, you probably thought I meant that I would only eat, like, chicken fingers, macaroni and cheese, Cheerios and PB&J sandwiches, right? Because that’s what a normal picky child eats. But I … Continue reading

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Spinach salad with quinoa and chicken

So, here’s the thing: I hate salads. Not all salads. Bean salad, pasta salad and fruit salad that doesn’t include cantaloupe or honeydew are fine. But I really don’t like raw leaves. And I despise cucumbers. So that eliminates the … Continue reading

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Puff pastry pizzas

Halloween is all about costumes and candy. But before the kids go out with their superhero pillowcases and plastic pumpkins (or before you rip open the bags of fun-sized Kit-Kats), everyone needs some dinner. And it seems like trick-or-treating gets … Continue reading

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Super-fast fettucine alfredo

Back in my days of super-high metabolism and super-picky eating habits (aka the 80′s), fettucine alfredo was my go-to choice at Italian restaurants. I don’t order it very often anymore (a lot of restaurant versions aren’t good enough to justify … Continue reading

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Bourbon-glazed grilled chicken

If you haven’t noticed, we kinda like bourbon around here. So I decided to go out on a limb and try this bourbon-glazed chicken from Cooking Light when two friends/former co-workers came over for dinner recently. Sometimes recipes from Cooking … Continue reading

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