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Loaded Queso Fries

Loaded Fries with Chile con Queso

“You’re going to get me kicked off the internet for this.” Not the first time I’ve said those words to Jason… probably won’t be the last, either. But he has a point. There is no such thing as too much queso. Nor is there any shortage of things to do with the leftovers. Especially if [...]

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Guacamole with Grilled Corn, Bacon, and Goat Cheese

Guacamole with Goat Cheese, Grilled Mexican Corn, and Bacon

Let’s be honest here – anything more than salt, lemon, a little lime, and avocado isn’t really necessary to make guacamole. It’s pretty perfect, just like that. But that doesn’t mean you have to – or should – stop there. I know I almost never do. For this year’s Cinco (Cuatro) de Mayo Bash, I [...]

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Mexican Grilled Corn (Elote)

Mexican Grilled Corn

We grew up on a quiet, country road. Our house marked the midway point from the bus stop to Martha’s house. On any given day, if her kids weren’t at my house, my mom’s kids were at hers. We introduced Martha to chocolate gravy, baked beans, and snow ice cream. Martha introduced us to chorizo, [...]

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Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

It’s mid January. And you’re probably still eating your vegetables, right? A couple of months ago, I shared a killer-addictive recipe for roasted cauliflower. Who uses “killer-addictive” to describe cauliflower? Someone who puts browned butter, prosciutto, and sage on cauliflower. That’s who. Cauliflower is in the market now and the heads are abundant, cheap and [...]

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Loaded Hasselback Potato Bites

Loaded Hasselback Potato Bites

How are you spending New Year’s Eve? We typically celebrate with our closest couple friends, a big spread of appetizers, and good wine. What more could a person ask for? And because you can’t take the country out of the girl, we’ll probably light a bunch of *^%# on fire. Outside the city limits, of [...]

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Roasted Cauliflower with Sage Browned Butter

Roasted Cauliflower with Sage Browned Butter and Prosciutto

Let me tell you about the Thanksgiving Side Dish That Wasn’t. No matter how many times you’ve hosted or cooked for 279 people at your house for a party or a holiday dinner, you aren’t immune from forgetting something. Realizing that the bag of ice you bought is now nothing more than a puddle underneath [...]

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Garlic & Orange Roasted Green Beans

Garlic & Orange Roasted Green Beans

I’m pretty good at a handful of things. And throwing a bunch of green beans seeds into the dirt and mostly remembering to water them when Mother Nature won’t is near the top. This is the barely-a-recipe recipe that we’ve been using to put a dent in the 2-pounds-a-week green beans that have been coming [...]

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Roasted Asparagus with Bacon Vinaigrette

Roasted Asparagus with Bacon Vinaigrette

Menu planning is one of my favorite and least-favorite times of the week. I have plenty of great ideas for main dishes but I tend to cycle through the same few vegetable sides over and over. Lately, it has been roasted broccoli and roasted asparagus. I could eat roasted asparagus and broccoli every other night [...]

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