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Smoky Black Bean Bisque from My Perfect Pantry by Geoffrey Zakarian

In My Perfect Pantry, Geoffrey Zakarian uses simple pantry elements to forge wonderful, full flavored dishes. He has a list of 50 pantry ingredients that he employs in appetizers, side dishes, main courses and desserts. Here the simple ingredient is black beans. Beans can have a bit of punch on their own, not heat but…

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Salmon with Pomegranate-Chipotle Reduction from Naturally Healthy Mexican Cooking

  We all love salmon and every time we go to a wedding or other event we are told so again. And again. And again. Now, salmon is a truly good food to eat — farm-raised versus wild is a complex issue for there are farm-raised suppliers with healthy products. You certainly can tell the…

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Honey and Chipotle Glazed Sweet Potatoes from Diane Morgan

I first posted this recipe four years ago, and it is one Suzen and I have enjoyed on a regular basis ever since. Now, I know, I have posted several sweet potato recipes recently, all in anticipation of Thanksgiving. Which is very soon. Actually, it’s tomorrow. And if you have yet to settle on a…

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Smoky Roasted Corn Soup with Chipotle

  Before you comment, I have an explanation. I know the picture above is marginal. Cocktails and soup are the toughest foods to photograph. I’m working on it. It’s not easy. And, when I get a chance, I will take a better shot. But it may take a while and in the meantime this is…

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