Lighter Spicy Mongolian Beef

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If you find yourself jonesing for take out from your favorite local, deep fryer-loving Asian joint, but goodness, you’ve already made so many healthy resolutions to distance yourself from cookies with fortunes, If you’re smitten with perfectly soy saucy beef meets caramelized brown sugar, but goodness, you want that lovely flavor combination to like you…

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Slow Cooked Smoky Chipotle Brown Sugar Chicken

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When I slipped into my hostess *dress and threw a Mexican fiesta meets late ‘80s slumber party, this smoky chipotle brown sugar pulled chicken stole the show. I glanced ‘round my dinner table and smiled, my friends licking sticky fingertips while I, well, I licked the chipotle glaze that dripped, saucy and sweet, down my…

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The Chewiest Chocolate Chip Cookies

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You know that woman I talk about a lot? The one that my world revolves around? No, not Oprah. (Mom, forgive them.) My mother. Mames. Mumma. Mum. Ma. That woman. Well, she’s turning…Sorry, if I could just—ooone sec–I just need to grab my megaphone. [Tap] Is this thing on? Testing-tes-testing. There we go. Ahem. “SHE’S…

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Homemade Cinna Minis

It may be odd that some of my most vivid, and favorite, memories of childhood involve skipping school. And Burger King. It wasn’t that I didn’t like it; I did. I loved school. But I loved being home more. Or, I loved that skipping school and “feeling sick” often fell on days that Mom was…

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