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Beef and Spinach Enchiladas

Do you have recipe pet peeves? If you do, I'd love to hear them in the comments. I have a few. I don't love when something is listed in a smaller unit of measurement than necessary (don't say 4 tablespoons, say ¼ cup, for example). I prefer when something says the whole amount need in… Continue reading Beef and Spinach Enchiladas

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Basque Pork Pasta

Summer officially ends tomorrow. It's still pretty warm at my house, and my garden is still going crazy. Tomatoes out my ears. In a good way. However, I was looking for a dinner that had tomatoes, but didn't scream "trying to get rid of a counter full of tomatoes". Enter this pasta dish. It was… Continue reading Basque Pork Pasta

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Black-eyed Pea Salsa

My mom's family is from the South. According to her, you always eat black-eyed peas on New Year's for luck in the upcoming year. More black-eyed peas meant more luck. That was the only time of year we ever ate these beans (why they are named peas, I don't know), and I distinctly remember hating… Continue reading Black-eyed Pea Salsa

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Better Green Bean Salad

Every summer, my dad's work would have a company picnic. For years, it was a mostly potluck affair at a big park. And my dad ALWAYS made three bean salad to take. It was the only time my family ever made that salad. And I ALWAYS refused to eat any of it. Even since then,… Continue reading Better Green Bean Salad

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Rice Stuffed Tomatoes

One of my husband's sisters is currently serving a mission for our church in Italy. She's been gone for almost a year and half and comes home soon. Periodically, while she has been gone, we have tried to make at home or to eat at restaurants more authentic Italian dishes. We've tried some pizzas that… Continue reading Rice Stuffed Tomatoes

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Foil Packet Tilapia

Cooking things in foil packets makes me think of camping. In particular, I remember one camping trip where we made foil packets with chicken, potatoes, and carrots. It would have been great, if the chicken hadn't been frozen. Those cooked FOREVER, at least in my recollections of being 14. Cooking fish in packets is especially… Continue reading Foil Packet Tilapia