Cuban Ropa Vieja

Cuban Ropa Vieja

  Ropa Vieja A traditional Cuban dish that's packed with vibrant flavors! 1 1½ lb Chuck roast Kosher saltFreshly ground pepperOnion powder3 tablespoons canola oil½ cup Sofrito ((recipe follows))¼ teaspoon ground cumin2 8-ounce cans Spanish-style tomato sauce...

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Classic Spaghetti & Meatballs

Classic Spaghetti & Meatballs

There's just something indescribably appealing about a classic, comfort food dish made from scratch. This one doesn't take long, and will bring back all the lovely memories... Classic Spaghetti & Meatballs Marinara, meatballs, and pasta - it's a classic! For...

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Pizza Margherita

Pizza Margherita

  Pizza Margherita Neopolitan-style pizza in your homeoven? Yes, it IS possible! For the dough4 Cups All-Purpose Flour4 teaspoons Salt2 teaspoons Instant Yeast1½ Cups Warm waterFor the marinara1 (28 Oz) Can Crushed tomatoes (Cento brand recommended)3 cloves...

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Artisan Bread

Artisan Bread

Artisan Bread Crusty and delicious, artisan bread is easier than you may think! 6½ cups all-purpose flour (spooned into measuring cup and leveled-off )4 teaspoons kosher salt1½ tablespoons yeast (see note)3 cups lukewarm water (no need to be exact but lukewarm is...

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Thankful Eggrolls

Look, we all know how to make a turkey sammich from the leftovers on Black Friday, right? Some of you may even have been adventurous and creative enough to make the Day-After Thanskgiving Sandwich, complete with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce...

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Texas Red Chili

Texas Red Chili

Chili was born in Texas, and a "bowl o' red" as it's known, is a pretty simple thing. And I'm here to tell you, if a vaquero can cook this up on an open flame, under the big open sky of Texas with nothing around for miles, you can certainly make this in your own...

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole Not your Grandma's sweet potatoes! This luscious dish is more of a dessert than a side dish! Try it topped with ice cream! Crust1 cup brown sugar⅓ cup flour1 cup chopped pecans⅓ cup butter (melted)Sweet Potato Mix3 lb sweet potatoes1 cup...

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Cajun Jambalaya

Cajun Jambalaya

Cajun Jambalaya What’s the difference between Cajun and Creole? The differences are subtle and few, but there is a definite distinction between the two. Simply put, Cajun is the food of the common people; Creole is somewhat more elevated in its preparation and...

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Filipino Chicken Adobo

Filipino Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo The Filipino people have a very simple and unfettered view of food. That doesn't mean that it's plain, far from it. It's very easy to prepare, just a few clean, whole ingredients, and yet, tremendously flavorful. You see, when you take a...

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Korean BBQ Beef (Kalbi)

Korean BBQ Beef (Kalbi)

Korean BBQ Beef Short Ribs (Kalbi) Kalbi (or Galbi) is the traditional Korean short rib barbecue. The trick to attaining maximum flavor is marinating the ribs over several days. I recommend marinating for no less than 3 and no more than 5 days. 1 ½ cups soy sauce¾ cup...

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