Chicken Tikka Masala

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Mum, It’s taking longer than I expected, but I’m almost over the fact that you never introduced me to Indian food. I had to go out on the streets and learn about it from strangers. Cold, alone, and unprotected, mind you. I guess the most difficult part is, chicken tikka masala is all sorts of…

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The Best Salsa Fresca

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Salsa Fresca Ingredients: 4 medium-sized ripe tomatoes, very finely diced 1/2  cup red onion, minced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced 2 tablespoons minced green chiles (from a can)  1 teaspoon sugar 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced Juice of 1 lime 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions: Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl;…

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Petite Lasagnas: Take 2

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I’m revisiting my most popular post of all time: Petite Lasagnas. They caught fire in November 2010 and even now, six months later, I still hear from readers who love them. I say we celebrate those lasagna onesies with a throwback post. Shall we? ……………… One morning, years ago, as I was driving my youngest…

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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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BLTizza

  Meet the BLTizza Bacon, lettuce, tomato, and izza. She’s awfully purdy.     On Sunday when I asked Daniel what I should make for lunch, he kissed me sweetly, told me to choose, but reminded me that he “doesn’t love BLTs" like I do. I smiled and told him, “oh, thank you for reminding…

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