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Pressure Cooker White Bean Chili Frito Pie

White Bean Frito Pie Recipe

Prior to 6 months ago, my motto for beans was, “love to eat ‘em, hate to cook ‘em!” Cooking beans the regular old way requires forethought the night before to soak the beans. But the problem with that is that usually, the night before, I’m too full from dinner to even think about what I’d possibly want to eat the …

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Smoky Sweet Spicy Wings

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A couple of weeks ago, I headed over to Baltimore Maryland to get school on spices, along with my buds Jenny, Shauna and Nicole. What do you do at spice school? We eat, of course! Their amazing culinary team fed us every couple of hours, in fact, our meeting space was inside McCormick’s Asian kitchen (built-in wok!) and our “class” …

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Baked Jalapeno Bacon Poppers

Baked Jalapeno Bacon Poppers Recipe

It’s taken me thirty-ahem-something years to try a jalapeno popper for the very first time. Poppers have always been one of those things that just didn’t seem so appealing – I blame it on bad crab rangoon, which has certain similarities to the popper. Sure, both have qualities that I whole-heartedly embrace in other foods — they’re deep fried (hello …

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Spinach, Mushroom and Bacon Fondue (video)

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While most of the country is already turned on their heaters and brought out their winter jackets, we’ve been suffering from the unbearable heat with 10,254% humidity until just a few days ago. I envy those of you in cooler states, you get to snuggle under a fuzzy blanket and drink hot chocolate with the mug cradled in your palms …

Crawfish Gumbo

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My Crawfish Gumbo recipe on Steamy Kitchen on TLC

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Crispy Roasted Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)

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Before I even get into this addictive little snackity snack, I just want to say thank you for all the wonderful birthday wishes yesterday on Twitter and Facebook. You all are so thoughtful to send a little message of good wishes. I was sitting at the airport waiting for my flight home and everytime a new message came in, my …

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Salmon Burger Recipes + video on how to form patties

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I love me a good salmon burger! Or crab cake or lobster cake. Or….okay, okay, I LOVE SEAFOOD! But one of the hardest things about making seafood burgers (or patties) is keeping the darn thing together while its on the grill or cooking in the pan. There’s nothing worse than watching your precious fish fall through the grates of your …

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Hawaiian Luau Burger

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Ted Reader is a man I’ve referred to as someone who tiptoes the fine line between genius and lunatic, and that’s exactly why I love this man. His cookbooks are big, bold and absolutely nuts. Ted just came out with king of all burger books – Napolean’s Everyday Gourmet Burgers. Meet Ted and the Ultimate Cheeseburger Melt. It’s as big …

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Pork Tenderloin with Warm Grilled Tomato Salsa

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Some people say that its hard pressed to find a meat leaner than chicken breast, and thankfully they are wrong. Dinners at our house would be as boring as the fourth hour of a chess game if this was true. The meat that might surpass you as being just as lean as chicken breast is pork tenderloin. No, silly, i …

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BBQ Pitmaster Chef Paul’s Sweet & Smoky Ribs

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Another sweet and smoky recipe? Yep! I can sweet and smoky anything – even tofu (maybe next week!) BBQ fans are loving the new BBQ Pitmasters Show on TLC and I was lucky enough to get a recipe for Chef Paul Peterson’s Sweet and Smoky Ribs. New Twitter friend, Steve Wilson, who runs Grilling Companion website was kind enough to …

Beer Steamed Clams with Bacon & Tomatoes

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This is possibly one of the best 10 minute meals I’ve ever made! I’ll take clams any which way (well, except rubbery overcooked) – steamed, raw, fried, smothered and creamed in soup. When I’m lucky enough to get my hands on really fresh manila clams, I always invite friends over to feast…. (Continue reading at Steamy Kitchen on TLC)