Black Bean Tostados

from:  www.fresh365online.com/winter Serves 4 This dish is a favorite. You will enjoy the combination of the beans, fresh avocado, sun-dried tomatoes, and cumin. The endive and the lightly-salted tortillas provide a satisfying crunch. And its effortless to prepare. 4 nine-inch tortillas 3/4 t cumin 2 T white wine vinegar 3 T olive oil (or oil…

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Apple and Rhubarb Crisp

(makes one pie plate worth) Adapted From:  www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/2010/02/apple-and-rhubarb-crisp-recipe.html Too often apple pies and crisps can be sickly sweet because of the natural sugar in the apples compounded with a heavy helping of extra sugar. This recipe only uses extra sweetening in the topping. Rhubarb has such a nice tart flavor that it is perfect to…

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"Soil"

I overheard  my daughter Maddy (8) correcting her younger sister Maleah (5) last week.  Maleah was using the word “dirt” as they were playing with BRIO train tracks, a Lincoln log house and a few little people. Maddy, in the casual course of conversation, responded to the word “dirt” by saying that it is actually “soil.”…

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Swiss Chard & Caramelized Onion Tacos

from www.notwithoutsalt.com (Mexican Everyday, by Rick Bayless) Ingredients 12 oz. bunch of Swiss chard, thick lower stems removed (10 oz. cleaned spinach can be used instead) 1 1/2 tablespoons oil, lard or bacon drippings 1 large onion, thinly sliced 1 cup mushrooms, sliced 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tsp. red pepper flakes (add more…

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"Soil"

I overheard  my daughter Maddy (8) correcting her younger sister Maleah (5) last week.  Maleah was using the word “dirt” as they were playing with BRIO train tracks, a Lincoln log house and a few little people. Maddy, in the casual course of conversation, responded to the word “dirt” by saying that it is actually “soil.”…

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Pot Roast with Roasted Vegetables

by Ashley Rodriquez For pot roast 1/2 cup canola oil Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 5 pounds boneless short ribs, denuded (all surface fat removed; have your butcher do this) 1 cup dry sherry (you may also use red or white wine or even stock) 4 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped 2 large…

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