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Veal and Gruyere Meatballs in Tomato Sauce from Lidgate’s

In the heat of summer, why do we eat hot food? There is that theory that a hot salsa makes you sweat which lets water evaporate off your forehead which cools you. I’m not sure about that. Thing is, even in the summer there are some hot, temperature wise, food we love. Steak, sizzling off…

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Peppery Cheese Rounds from Jean Anderson’s From a Southern Oven

    Weekends often see us scrambling for appetizers for a social gathering. You need something now. Something quick. Something good. And here it is. It is even something simple, too, but the flavor is quite powerful. When you combine all the cheese here with ground hot pepper, you get a true thrill that stands…

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TBT Recipe: Chiles Rellenos with Goat Cheese, Pine Nut, and Corn Filling

For this week's Throwback Thursday recipe, I wanted a comfort food that was warm, gooey adn captivating with flavor. This chile rellenos provides all that satisfaction. I know, fresh corn is rare now but some frozen corn kernels will surely safice. If you have not looked at the book Mexican Flavors, you have missed a…

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Potato and Cheddar Pierogies with Caramelized Onion from Pierogi Love by Casey Barber

This recipe comes from Pierogi Love, attribute to a traditional peasant dish from Eastern Europe. Pierogies may look like empanadas, but they have a very different dough and give you a wonderfully fulfilling experience in mouth satisfaction. Here the filling is quite basic, just potato and cheese. In the book, you’ll find many filling ideas,…

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