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Shredded Beef Sliders with Root Beer Espresso BBQ Sauce from Kelis

I admit it: I buy wine based on the label. If the label is pretty — a geometric pattern, a flower, a knight on a horse — I do pick up the bottle. I will check the country of origin and I’ll look at the grape, but that first impression is irrevocably important. And, when…

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Goat Cheese Log Appetizer for Holiday Parties [or for you]

Over the next few weeks, culminating on Super Bowl Sunday, you’ll be attending parties and probably hosting one or two as well. What can you do for appetizers that is holiday bold? Chips and dips and guac do eventually become a tad boring. Pepper and honey have longer legs. Take a log of goat cheese…

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Goat Cheese, Pepper, and Maple Syrup Appetizer

There are things that people love to cook and things they don’t. Suzen spends hours a week baking bread and relishing every flour-covered second of it. Ask her to make an appetizer, and she’s not happy. Well, she used to not be happy. Now she can smile again for she’s developed this easy and exceptional appetizer.…

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Brian’s Super Cornbread

This cornbread is super because it has everything: cornmeal, creamed corn, chile peppers, honey, and buttermilk. Put them all together and you get a very dense, moist cornbread. Do bake this for a full 30 minutes. My top was browning at 20+ minutes, but the center was not done. Why? Well, some of these cornbread…

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