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Pasta Salad with Kalamata Olives and Artichoke Hearts

Pasta Salad with Kalamata Olives and Artichoke Hearts recipe

This pasta salad takes on all the wonderful, briny flavors of the Kalamata olives, pepperoncini, and marinated artichokes hearts. To let these flavors shine through, we wanted a lighter dressing that wouldn’t compete with the other ingredients. Our vinaigrette is made with equal amounts of red wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, and canola oil. […]

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Ancho Pinto Bean Soup

Ancho Pinto Bean Soup recipe

This pinto bean soup gets its rich, hearty flavor from an ancho chile puree. The ancho is a dried poblano pepper. As the poblano is left to ripen on the plant, it develops a sweet flavor with mild to medium heat. Dried, it looks dark in color, wrinkled, and heart-like in shape. When rehydrated, the chiles […]

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

This vintage sweet potato recipe came from my husband’s aunt, and we’ve had it for more years than I can remember. I make it every Thanksgiving and Christmas, and it’s one of our favorites. I’ve made a couple of adaptions, but it’s a recipe that I think can stand the test of time. In fact, […]

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Beverages Recipe

Watermelon Lemon Agua Fresca

Watermelon Lemon Agua Fresca recipe

Watermelon gets its bright red color from lycopene, which is a powerful antioxidant, so it’s a perfect choice for a healthy beverage. This refreshing drink combines the sweet taste of watermelon with freshly squeezed lemon juice. It’s simple and satisfying, and a great way to use up that last big piece of watermelon taking up room […]

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