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Roasted Bell Peppers Stuffed with Taco Goo

“Taco Goo” is a favorite of ours and its really versatile.  We start with using it to stuff roasted bell peppers, but we make plenty of extra, and use it in taco salads, or on top of nachos, or make … Continue reading

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Green Beans with Ground Chorizo

This recipe is so simple but so delicious.  The beans are steamed until just tender, and the chorizo adds all the spice they need. I have trouble getting full-sized green beans tender enough just through sauteeing like I can with … Continue reading

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Crispy Pork Bites with Sauteed Broccoli

This recipe comes in part from Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything, which, for a while, was my I’m-not-sophisticated-enough-for-The-Joy-Of-Cooking cookbook.  Anyway, I have an older version than the one I linked to, so I don’t know if this recipe is … Continue reading

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Hot Ham Paste (Ham and Black Bean Soup)

Hambone…Hambone…Hambone! On Christmas, I made a fabulous Bourbon Cider Glazed Ham, and of course I ended up with a hambone left over.  That means it’s time for soup!  I started with this recipe from Three Many Cooks, but it turned … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprout Prosciutto Bites

One can only eat so many bacon-wrapped dates or chorizo-and-cream-cheese-stuffed jalapeños.  Well, that’s not true but play along, okay?  We were invited to a New Years gathering, and I wanted to try a new appetizer, rather than my (delicious) standby’s. … Continue reading

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Breakfast Crepes

Lots of leftover ham means ham and egg and cheese crepes for breakfast! I used something halfway between the “Basic Sweet Crepes” and “Basic Savory Crepes” recipe from the Joy of Cooking.

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Christmas Dinner 2012

Christmas Dinner 2012 was a decadent feast featuring: Bourbon Cider Glazed Ham Mashed Potatoes Cheesy Smoky Green Bean Casserole Bourbon Glazed Carrots and Parsnips And for dessert: Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

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