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Mummy Cupcakes

These adorable little mummy cupcakes don’t take much more time that just frosting a regular batch of cupcakes, but the fun/cool factor is extremely high.

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Creamy Corn and Potato Salad with Bacon

The standard thing to say in almost every recipe that features corn is that fresh corn kernels are preferable, but that during non-corn-season moments frozen or canned is fine. That’s true here, and I love me my frozen corn, but boy, is this good with fresh barely cooked sweet corn in the summer. The dressing …

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Barbacoa Beef in the Slow Cooker

Barbacoa Beef, or pork, is by definition slowly cooked meat. So the notion of making it in a slow cooker is hardly a revolutionary one. The meat is flavorful and tender and begging to be stuffed in a soft taco with toppings. The leftovers were begging to be turned into chili…Here is that recipe!   This makes …

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Spicy Stir Fried Beef and Vegetables

When I found some really good looking beef already cut into “stir-fry strips” I knew it was my husband’s lucky day. Meat plus stir fry?  This is certainly proof that there is a higher being, at least in Gary’s assessment of the universe. Here’s something it took me a while to figure out.  If you …

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Two Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Naan Pizza

I have convinced myself that I am an expert in grilled pizza, and no one in my family is contesting that claim.  The reason being that they would not get any more grilled pizza. But this is an expertise that I can only substantiate during the warmer months. Otherwise my pizza output — and therefore …

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Horseradish Ginger Salmon

Wasabi is a Japanese horseradish, and therefore an excellent companion and frequent compatriot to ginger and soy sauce in Japanese cuisine, including (clearly) sushi.  But I was wondering if using regular jarred horseradish (which figures prominently in Jewish, German and Eastern European cooking) would be a good swap in.  I flung together a few ingredients, …

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