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7-LAYER MEZZE DIP
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7-LAYER MEZZE DIP

I come from a place where queso is regularly substituted as the main meal and freshly fried tortilla chips never run out. Tomato salsa and guacamole help round out a dinner and can and will be considered part of your recommended daily servings of vegetables. Every family has their own homemade salsa recipe and anyone … Continue reading »

GREEN GODDESS HUMMUS
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GREEN GODDESS HUMMUS

Sometimes salads just don’t cut it for me. Sometimes I need a little more heft to my lunch. So I’ve come up with a solution: swap the greens for crunchy veg and the dressing for flavorful hummus and, BAM, now you’ve got a salad-inspired meal. I took the flavor profile of the popular 1970s salad … Continue reading »

TEXAS GRAPEFRUIT RATTLER
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TEXAS GRAPEFRUIT RATTLER

Like most Americans, I have a rich and diverse cultural background. A little bit of this and a little bit of that. But the one culture that seems to stick out most in my life is my German heritage. My family’s Germanic connections stem from my mother’s side, reaching back to off-the-boat German grandparents who … Continue reading »

BEET & BLACKBERRY PANCAKES
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BEET & BLACKBERRY PANCAKES

Although she would have never let us have beets for fear of irreversible stains, this recipe reminds me of my mother. She was always sneaking vegetables into other foods and when I was older she taught me the ways of the illusive shredded zucchini. We had our share of fried pickle chips, and she her … Continue reading »