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Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes

Makes 8–10 servings 4 pounds sweet potatoes 1⁄4 cup milk, half and half or heavy cream 1–2 tablespoons butter 1⁄4 cup maple syrup Freshly grated nutmeg (optional) Salt and pepper Topping: your choice of homemade marshmallows, crumbled candied bacon or candied apples Preheat oven to 400°. Prick the sweet potatoes with a fork, place on

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October 01. 2016 | By | 0 comments

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Cactus Fries

4 nopales, cleaned 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper 1⁄4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder 1 cup flour 2 eggs 1⁄2 cup milk Oil for frying Slice nopales into ¼-inch-wide strips. Combine salt, pepper, chili powder and flour. Dust nopale strips with flour mixture and set aside. Mix together eggs and milk and slowly add to

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October 01. 2015 | By Rosminah Brown and Nancy Oster | 0 comments

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Empanadas with Wild Greens

When picking wild greens, do your research. Only eat wild foods that you are sure will not harm you. Makes 12 large empanadas EMPANADA DOUGH 3 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 3⁄4  cup butter (11⁄2  sticks), chilled and cut into pieces 1 egg 4–5 tablespoons water, chilled FILLING 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic,

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October 01. 2015 | By | 0 comments

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Sunny Sautéed Summer Squash

Use your own sun-dried tomatoes in this dish if you have made them. This dish can be either a side dish on its own or you can add it to pasta for a quick one-dish meal. Summer squash come in many varieties—zucchini, yellow crookneck, pattypan, etc.

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August 04. 2015 | By | 0 comments

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Make Your Own Sun-Dried Tomatoes 

Lately dehydrators have taken over the job of drying vegetables and fruits. They are certainly handy. But in the summer, there is something really satisfying about putting the “sun” back in sun-dried tomatoes.

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August 03. 2015 | By | 0 comments

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Stuffing—it’s not just for Thanksgiving anymore. This recipe is suitable for stuffing a Thanksgiving turkey, and yet is adaptable enough anytime you want a delectable side dish. And if you make it without the sausage and serve some braised sausages on top, it can even become a one-dish meal. It can also be made with corn

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October 08. 2014 | By | 0 comments

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