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Slow Cooker Pasilla Pulled Chicken

I have made this a couple of times and both times I enjoyed it a lot. I used poblano peppers. Don't afraid of the habanero, I actually added a little extra. This recipe is a keeper.

Aug 21, 2014
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Did I steal this Paella Pan

Yup, that was a great deal. Just a FYI if you already don't know that Bar Keepers Friend makes cleaning copper so easy.

Mar 30, 2014
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Italian Pasta Salad

Very tasty pasta salad. Make it, you will love it. Tastes very Italian.

Aug 25, 2013
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Fresh Tomato Sauce

This recipe is very good. A nice way to use what is in the garden. Fresh, flavorful, easy big time. I did not use the pasta water. The unrinsed pasta is starchy enough. Make this recipe, you are going to love it.

Aug 25, 2013
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Life-Changer: The Immersion Blender

I too love my immersion blender. It works for everything small to medium. Large batches of salsa for example I just put in my food processor for quick and easy blending. But small
batches like salad dressing are just great.

Nov 07, 2012
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Cut Back on Salt, Not Flavor

Yes, salt is very tasty and addictive. I always look at the ingredients as a whole to see if I need to add salt to my recipe. If so I will ad lite salt by Morton and use only half of what the recipe calls for. We have destroyed our pallets by eating very large amounts of salt and that is very hard to over come. True home cooking is the only way to overcome this problem.. spice is the flavor of life, not salt.

Oct 12, 2012
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Mastering the Mortar and Pestle

I would love to have a M&P. Some day soon I'm sure to have one. It will need to be heavy and non porous. I believe that the purpose of the M&P is to pulverize the seed into a fine powdery substance. it is not going to happen in 2 seconds.

Oct 12, 2012
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Nutritional Yeast: What's It Good For?

Yup, I too like it on air popped pop corn. Go get em!

Jul 30, 2012
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The Holy Grail of Authentic Sichuan Cooking

I love cooking. I hate shopping in today's hasty world.

Jul 17, 2012
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Using Parsley by the Handful

I use parsley to make Martha Rose Shulman's tomato, spelt, and herb salad. It is fabulous. I could live on that salad.

Jul 16, 2012
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Cooking with Ro-Tel Canned Tomatoes

I like to make rice with ro-tel tomatoes.

Jun 28, 2012
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Wild Rice and Edamame Salad

Made it as per recipe but left out the cranberries. It was a WOW. I am from Minnesota and grew up on wild rice. It is expensive but well worth it.

Mar 21, 2012
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Sherry-Tomato Vinaigrette

Used a pint of cherry tomatoes. Reduced the grape seed oil to 1/4 cup added an extra T of sherry vinegar. Spiced it up with Thyme & Italian seasoning. I will make it again. Wish it had less calories.

Feb 15, 2012
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