Slow Cooked Chili Steak Fajitas

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The last five days have meant Crispy bacon cheeseburgers with frizzled onions, the size of the fullest moon Ancho chili dusted fries, frenched and dipped in chipotle aioli Cupcakes in shades of s’mores and carrot cake and red velvet Buttered buttermilk pancakes Pumpkin custard pancakes swimming in molasses caramel Lasagna, saucy and six-layered Fresca Porchetta…

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Tried and True Tender Cornbread

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Remember that slow cooked sweet potato chili? Goodness, I hope so. Well, bake this yellow number to go alongside it. Salty winking at sweet. Nooked, crannied, and unabashedly crumbly.   She’s buttery all on her own, but trust me, even lovelier glazed with honey. Tried and True Tender Cornbread 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup all-purpose flour…

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Slow Cooked Sweet Potato Chili

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  Dearest fall, You’re much more attractive than Summer told me you’d be. Let’s get to know one another. Always, Andie   PrintSlow Cooked Sweet Potato Chili Yield: 5 Servings Ingredients28 ounce can crushed tomatoes 14 ounce can diced tomatoes 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon ground cumin 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 1 tablespoon brown…

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Crispy Battered and Fried Tofu

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Yes, I battered and deep fried my tofu. I took health, good and proper gal that she is, dressed her scantily, and sent her to the swimming pool. When she came out her skin was crisp, deeply bronzed and glowing. She was more tender inside. Happier, somehow. And I loved her more. There are lots…

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Garlic Leek Roasted Potato Wedges

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The only other person to love potatoes so fiercely, as passionately as I do, is my mother. That woman loves salted butter, socks to match your outfit, frosting with a side of cake, and potatoes. It’s fitting, then, that no one bakes, mashes, fries, griddles, and gravies my potato-loving palate quite like she does. She…

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Spicy Garlic and Lime Black Bean Enchiladas

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Everyone loves an enchilada or two. Or three. Sometimes four. Everyone doubly loves a plate of enchiladas with loud, boisterous flavor and straightforward ‘structions. These spicy enchiladas are both: simple to make and wild with cumin and cilantro, garlic and tart lime. I kept them vegetarian because any meat might have muted the sweet and…

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Chicken Stuffed with Pesto, Ham, and Fontina Cheese

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A mulligan, so Wikipedia tells me, is when a player gets a second chance to perform a certain move or action. I gather it’s used mostly in sports. It’s also used quite frequently in my house. Daniel does something wrong….”Andie I just need a mulligan. I’m sorry; please let me start over.” I take a…

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My Favorite Meatballs

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And trust me, I’ve had many a meatball. The thing about these ones, though? …Sorry, I just need to grab that megaphone of mine. I’ll be juuuust a minute…Ahem. Ahem. Check. Check 1, 1-2, 1-2-3. There we go- THEY’RE OUTSTANDING. They are as tender as tender knows to be. They’re soft centered and spiced with…

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Gooey Three Cheese Lasagna

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I am a love bug. Daniel cringes at the amount of affection I’d like to pour over him. [Yet again] I blame my mother. She loved me too much. Two days ago I was out for drinks and appetizers with my dearest friends and their 9 month old baby girl, and a very unfortunate series…

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Cornbread BLTs with Creamy Blue Cheese

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  I promise I won’t share another bacon recipe again for at least ten straight hours.     Things are just getting a little carried away ‘round these parts. It was BLTizza, then bacon pancakes, and really… I have standards. Very few, but still. I also won’t tell you again about how much salty bacon…

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Bacon Parmesan Cornmeal Pancakes

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I spent 25 years in pain and suffering. Pain and suffering and deprivation and denial and dark, dark sadness. Then I tried pure maple syrup. The world righted itself again. And happiness knocked on my door. I looked through the peephole, asked who it was, made sure I was wearing something (somewhat) publicly appropriate, and…

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