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Green Chile Pork Pizza from The United States of Pizza by Craig Priebe

In The United States of Pizza, Craig Priebe and Diane Jacob show the results of their personal pizza odyssey. They’ve found gems from every corner of the country, big towns and small villages. Now, if you are a pizza purist, you may find some of the ideas in the book a tad extreme. I appreciate…

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Cucumber and Tomatillo Gazpacho from Corinne Trang at Cooking by the Book

  Last week I posted a recipe for Watermelon, Cucumber and Tomato Gazpacho. It’s sublime particularly as the flavor mellow and blend. The color is a soft watermelon red. This week the gazpacho is quite different. Red is gone. Tomatoes are gone from the soup itself, but do appear in a garnish — though you…

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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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Tomatillo and Chipotle Steak Sauce

Steak always seems to need a partner. Look in your grocery store and you’ll find a plethora of steak sauces, mostly brown and red and invigoratingly spicy. Some of these potential partners will be familiar like Worcestershire and the shelves always offer something new, perhaps a chipotle-based wonder imported from the Caribbean. This sauce has…

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