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Taco dip has second act

   June 30, 2011 3:11 pm    1

Last week I went desperately searching for a recipe for taco dip to bring to a family reunion. My MIL requested one, and, strangely, I didn’t have a go-to answer. This is strange because my husband sprinkles taco seasoning on his breakfast cereal. Well, that might be an exaggeration, but his fondness for Mexican, Tex-Mex…

 

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Turn sour cherries into sweet deal

   June 29, 2011 12:14 pm    2

The cherries are coming. And we have to act fast if we want the best and brightest. In about three to four weeks, we’ll be left with the trucked-in sweet red Bings, and sour cherries could disappear altogether. To the uninitiated (which included me until recently) sour cherries (also called “tart cherries”) sound almost inedible….

 

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Sun-dried on my shoulders

   June 28, 2011 10:35 am    0

Got home last night and found a lonely pint container of heavy whipping cream in the fridge. I used a cup for something last week and the other cup needed to get used up or thrown out. So, instead of the oil-based sun-dried-tomato-based recipe I wrote about yesterday, I found another recipe (from Allrecipes.com) for…

 

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Sun-dried tomatoes ….

   June 27, 2011 12:12 pm    0

Now that I have your attention, allow me to celebrate: Co-worker Sherry Rieder went to Erie County Farms over the weekend and snagged me a bag of sun-dried tomatoes — not packed in oil. I love sun-dried tomato anything, but when they’re packed in oil, they’re also packed in guilt. So I look and look…

 

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Red alert! Taco dip needed STAT.

   June 24, 2011 4:49 pm    3

My MIL, giver of all recipes delicious, called me this morning to ask me for taco dip for the family reunion this weekend. Also, pie. This might sound weird, but the pie will be as easy as, well ,… Anyway, the problem is I’ve never made taco dip. Sounds easy, I guess. Just some layers…

 

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Blue cheese burgers, honeydew juice beverage beckon

   June 23, 2011 4:37 pm    0

I just finished a marathon picnic-fare cooking and photo session, (for the Weekend story next Friday, July 1). As much as I love shopping and cooking, it’ll be a day or two before I suit up again, so I found a couple of recipes for dishes that I WOULD make, and MIGHT make, but it…

 

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Your plate

   June 22, 2011 12:15 pm    0

Everyone has seen the new USDA My Plate icon, but have you looked honestly at your diet to see how it compares? I did. At www.mypyramidtracker.gov you can enter everything you ate in the past 24 hours and it’ll tell you how you measured up against the plate, as well as against all the nutrients…

 

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On Point

   June 21, 2011 10:12 am    2

I recently visited Akron, Ohio, specifically to check out the West Point Market, an extreme-foodie haven I’d only rushed through one other time. I went to report a story that will run Sunday as part of my Culinary Destination series. Without giving too much away, I can say that if you want to put your…

 

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Lots of little stuff

   June 17, 2011 3:58 pm    0

I have a jillion (well, just 3) things to tell you that have been collecting on my desk. First, you need to go to the Erie Times-News recipe library and enter your favorite recipe for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Bello’s Market, which has, I’m told, a great in-house butcher. When…

 

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Tickle my ribs

   June 15, 2011 12:38 pm    0

Whenever the MIL comes to the house, she kindly brings us some random piece of meat she found on sale somewhere and wants to share, such as fish, pork chops or breakfast sausage. On her most recent visit, she brought a rack of baby back ribs. I panicked. I don’t know how to cook ribs…

 

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