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Appalachian Egg Rolls with Smoked Jalapeño Sauce, Pickled Bnions, and Pulled Pork

  I recently posted a review of Tupelo Honey Café: New Southern Flavors from the Blue Ridge Mountains. Author Elizabeth Sims and her collaborator, Chef Brian Sonoskus, have compiled a second volume of dishes representing the lively fare of the Tupelo Honey Café chain. Spread across the mid-South, the cafes greet you with biscuits and a…

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Sangria Caliente from Sangria by Mittie Hellmich

  The planet is experiencing rapid growth: population, pollution, and mixologists. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I do not have bad associations with that mixologist word. In fact, when I retire, I am going to open up a B&B: Bar and Bakery. But as the number of mixologists grow, as they each get their 15…

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Roasted Strawberry and Jalapeno Freezer

There is that old tale, promoted by real estate agents, that if your house is going to be shown, then you should have chocolate chip cookies in the oven. The aroma will sell your house. Not that pool. Nonsense. You should have strawberries roasting. It’s far more poetic. From Cocktails for the Four Seasons, by Jenny…

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Nippy Cucumber Relish

  Cucumbers. Absolutely marvelous food. Or eye patches. I often use cucumbers in dips where they are combined with yogurt or sour cream for a mellow treat. But, there are options. This recipe gives you fire on day one and a tumult of heat if you let it sit in the refrigerator. I would normally…

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