Crispy Chorizo Dogs

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I am not going to talk about how hot it’s been the past few days. I just won’t. I will, however, talk about how due to things that I won’t talk about, all my best-laid plans for elaborate Independence Day foods went pfffft. I opted, instead, for hot dogs: and lots of ‘em. Who here…

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Fabulous Homemade Ranch Dressing

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This one’s for my friend, Peg. Peg bakes magnificent bread and sells it at our farmers’ market in Angelica, New York. Peg pointed a baguette at me last Saturday and said, “Rebecca. You need to do Ranch dressing. Soon.”  When someone brandishes bread at me, I listen. It didn’t hurt that Peg was doing a…

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Sweet Tea Ice Pops | Make Ahead Mondays

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I have a confession to make but I’m going to do it quickly and quietly because I’m going to offend the entire South in one fell swoop. (Idon’tlikesweettea.) There. I said it. I just don’t. I love tea -don’t misunderstand me- but I like my tea black and bitter… like my attitude in hot weather….

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Greek Millet Tabbouleh (Gluten-Free)

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I’ve been wilting like spinach in a screaming hot pan in this humidity and heat. I dropped two of my boys off at camp and drove away after giving the hairy eyeball to all the counselors to try to ascertain whether or not they were secret closet psychos. Conclusion: They are all wonderful people. I’m…

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One Ingredient Mango (or Banana) Ice Cream

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Around a decade ago, my stepmom, Val,  and my dad gave us a seriously burly juicer as a gift. For those of you well-versed in juicers, I’ll name drop for a second here; it’s a Champion. That thing is jet-engine powerful. And I used that jet engine to make juice. Lots of juice. Juice is…

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Salsa Beef and Bean Lettuce Cups

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I went to bed the other night all prepared to make delicious little calzones for the family’s dinner the next evening. The next day, the temperature outside was roughly that of the surface of the sun. And humid. Now I don’t know about you, but when it feels like a giant sauna outside, I am…

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The Unsophisticated (Chilled Two-Wine Spritzer)

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A little housekeeping: Unfortunately, I got a little education this week when I learned about Scrapers. Am I the last person alive to  hear about these folks? What they do -in a nutshell- is steal the RSS feed from a blog and republish it for whatever reasons they have to doing so (getting hits, pilfering…

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Asian Marinated Cucumber Salad

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I have something special for you today. Yesterday, I gave you my husband’s all-time favourite entrée. Today, I’m giving you his all-time favourite salad. Tomorrow, I’ll give you his all-time favourite appetizer. If I believed in keeping secret recipes*, these three would be at the top of the list because they make you look so…

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