Month: September 2016

It seems like everyone has their own particular version of Buffalo Chicken Dip – it’s a must-have appetizer for any football party, after all. I’m no different. My twist is to skip the bottled ranch dressing and make this dip from scratch. Continue reading “Buffalo Chicken Dip” » Simply Recipes
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Pumpkin pancakes and cinnamon rolls are well and good, but what about those of us who like something savory instead of sweet for our weekday breakfasts? These Paleo muffins prove that pumpkin plays just as well with cumin and paprika as it does with cinnamon and nutmeg. These muffins make a great grab-and-go breakfast or a healthy
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When the fine folks of Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q reached out to us about developing recipes using their BBQ sauce, I practically jumped out of my chair with an enthusiastic YES! I love Stubb’s. I have great memories of dancing up a storm in my cowboy hat and boots at their place in Austin (my gosh do Texans
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Cilantro lime rice is the best rice for burrito bowls, and pretty much any Mexican food, right? (Cilantro haters, please look away, this one’s not for you.) It works well with Asian dishes too. But you don’t want to just toss plain rice with cilantro and lime juice and call it a day. Well, you
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Have you ever had shakshuka? It’s a North African specialty similar to the Italian dish Eggs in Purgatory (Uova in Purgatorio). Shakshuka is basically eggs poached in a quick, spiced-up, homemade tomato sauce. In late-summer, shakshuka is also a great way to incorporate some more garden bounty into your meal. Continue reading “Vegetable Shakshuka with Pesto” »
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My mom used to say that by the 4th of July, summer was over. Thanks for that, Mom. Never mind. Unlike her, I am all about seizing the (summer) day, and this one-pan recipe for halibut with loads of fresh vegetables does that for me. It’s colorful. It’s quick. It’s full of flavor and light but
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My partner’s mom makes peanut butter fudge on what seems like a weekly basis. I’m not sure how she can consume so much of it. She has a dedicated baking pan just for this fudge and there’s always a tub of it in the fridge. But when I emailed her asking for the recipe, she didn’t know
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Using up bits of stale bread in dishes both sweet and savory is a frugal cook’s trick as old as bread itself. Though less well known than, say, Thanksgiving stuffing or bread pudding, bread salads fall in this category. These satisfying salads are made by tossing together leftover bread, colorful vegetables, and a tangy dressing.
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There is a slightly guilty side of me that loves the kind of macaroni and ground beef skillet dish that comes from a box. It always reminds me of rowdy dinners at home growing up, with my brothers and sisters all around. This from-scratch version is nearly as easy as the boxed kind, and just
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Few dishes are as satisfying as a freshly made green curry. The curry paste itself, made here with fresh cilantro stems, lemongrass, shallot, chilies, and ginger, is a treat to inhale. Made into an easy rich curry dish with chicken, coconut milk, fresh herbs, and lime, you’ll have a stunning dish to admire, smell, and
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You just couldn’t resist that last crate of tomatoes at the farm stand, could you? They called to you, pick me, pick me, pick me! Well, now what? I love the simplicity of this late-summer soup. Tomatoes, onions, white beans, a little cheese, and basil. That’s all, folks. Continue reading “Creamy Tomato and White Bean
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You just couldn’t resist that last crate of tomatoes at the farm stand, could you? They called to you, pick me, pick me, pick me! Well, now what? I love the simplicity of this late-summer soup. Tomatoes, onions, white beans, a little cheese, and basil. That’s all, folks. Continue reading “Creamy Tomato and White Bean
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There is something irresistible about key lime pie. Like its cousin lemon meringue, key lime pie is mouth-puckering tart and a smile-making sweet, like a pie version of lime flavored starburst candy, but in custard form, surrounded by whipped cream and graham cracker crumbs. This all American pie is made with sweetened condensed milk, lots of lime
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Please welcome guest contributor Sheryl Julian who shares this drop-dead easy way of making pizza in a skillet with pita bread! ~Elise Rather than yeast dough, these skillet pizzas are made on rounds of pita bread, which make an ideal pizza base because they’re thin but sturdy enough to hold toppings. The pizzas take just
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Rather than yeast dough, these skillet pizzas are made on rounds of pita bread, which make an ideal pizza base because they’re thin but sturdy enough to hold toppings. The pizzas take just minutes to assemble and cook, and you don’t even have to turn on the oven. They’re a great option for pizza night
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