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Authentic Enchilada Sauce is Worth the Effort

This is an authentic enchilada sauce that takes a bit of time, but it’s well worth the trouble! You can get dried chilies in a wide variety from a specialty food or import grocery store. Ingredients 5 dried poblano peppers 5 dried Anaheim peppers 2 or 3 small hot...

Potato Leek Soup is Vegetarian and Goes Perfectly with Cornbread

This potato leek soup is a veggie variation on a favorite of ours, and another excuse to make cornbread to go with it. Inspired by Jamie Oliver. Serves 4-6. Ingredients 4 medium red potatoes (about 1 lb), washed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes 4 cups vegetable broth (low sodium...

Russian Tea Cake Winter Cookies Are Great Anytime of Year

Also known as a Russian Tea Cake or Mexican Wedding Cookies, these wonderful cookies are great any time of the year. I like to include them in my holiday assortment for a little variety. Makes about 4 dozen cookies. Ingredients 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 16 oz. confectioner’s...

Veggie Sausage and Swiss Chard Soup is Meat-Free and Hearty

This recipe is adapted from one found in the Willams-Sonoma catalog. The quality of the soup depends a great deal on the quality of the faux sausage used. Of course, carnivores are welcome to use andouille sausage if they prefer. This soup is a great winter warmer, and can...

Korean Bean Sprout Pancakes with Spicy Dipping Sauce

I love savory pancakes, and these are a great Korean version. They are tasty served hot or at room temperature. Serves 6. Spicy Dipping Sauce 3 Tbsp Gochujang* 2 Tbsp soy sauce 1/2 cup water Whisk ingredients...

Cool & Crisp Korean Wilted Cucumber Salad

This Korean cucumber side-dish is cool and crisp, a great accompaniment to any spicy meal. The recipe may seem complicated, but the steps are quite easy and this dish can be prepared with little effort while you are making the main part of the meal. Serves 4-6. Ingredients 5-6...

Black Bean Soup From the Box is Still Good on a Cold Night

Normally I am not a box-of-this, can-of-that type of cook, but sometimes you hit upon a shortcut that is truly tasty and healthy. And this black bean soup is one of those shortcuts for when we want soup, but haven’t soaked any beans. I hope you enjoy this as...

Enchiladas That Are Hearty and Meatless with Authentic Results

Most vegetarian enchiladas are simply cheese and onion. These enchiladas are stick-to-your-ribs hearty because of the faux meat. This is a dish that can easily be made early and popped into the oven for a quick meal. Great with a lager or ale. Serves 6. Ingredients: 6 6″ flour...

Kale Sautéed with Balsamic Vinegar is Easy and Healthy

This easy side dish is a great way to hike up the nutrient content of any meal without adding extra calories. You can also substitute other hearty greens such as collards, spinach, bok choi, or chard. Serves 4-6. Ingredients 2 large bunches kale (or other greens) 1 large white...

Horseradish Mashed Potatoes Liven Up a Thanksgiving Tradition

I first had this horseradish mashed potatoes dish when Josh made it for he and his wife Lori’s pre-Thanksgiving party. It was so easy and delicious I had to make it again a week later. It’s a great twist on traditional mashed spuds — the perfect way to perk...

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