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Carrot Soup with Brown Butter, Pecans and Yogurt from The Broad Fork by Hugh Acheson

Carrots. What to do with carrots. Too often with our veggies we go simple. A little roasting or pan frying. Some sugar, salt, or vinegar and the veggies appear on our plate. In The Broad Fork, author Hugh Acheson suggest that you can employ veggies in vibrantly distinct recipes. Carrots, for example, are appearing now…

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Brian’s Jalapeno and Cilantro Margartia

There is an upscale burger chain called Hopdoddy that began in Austin and now has over a dozen locations in Texas, Colorado, Arizona and California. If you find yourself near one, treat yourself and go. It’s fun. At the main Austin location, you’ll stand in line for almost an hour, just to get in the front…

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Braised Chicken with Tomatillos and Jalapenos

I made this in the fall and found it to be the best, best savory dish I had made all year. That is still true and I think you'll find this a crowd pleasure during this holiday season. It's rich tasting, beautiful to behold, and surprisingly easy to make. It can scale up easily, so…

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Jalapeno Simple Syrup

I have often suggested that simple syrup be incorporated in cocktails as a “hidden” but on so important component. Simple syrup can, for example, elevate a margarita from okay to superior. Yes, your local bartender already knows and if you really, really love his margaritas, I’ll wager his secret ingredient is simple syrup. To put…

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