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Spicy Beef and Bean Burritos

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Tomorrow I leave my man. Good grief, not for good! But for a mere week, so that I can be with my sister as she gives birth to my niece. Or a pipe wrench. The verdict is still out. So as I pack my bag, prepare for the lawng drive, and glare at the snow […]

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Let the Good Times Roll

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Aaah, it’s that time of year again. The early spring rains dampen the city. Downtown pulses with energy as The Big 12 basketball conference gets underway. Visions of seedlings and soil and fresh flowers fill up brain space. And the party of all parties is happening right now in a Southern city filled with culture, […]

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A Most Random Chili, But Awesome.

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Came home tonight to discover absolutely nothing in the fridge. I’m not kidding you guys, I think I saw a tumble weed blow past the lonely onion. With resources running low and the energy level of a postal stamp, I needed to pull together something creative, quick and tasty. Hello pantry. Canned beans, tomatoes and […]

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Luck Be My Dinner Tonight

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Is it too late to eat black-eyed peas? Have I missed the boat on good fortune for the year? Is it over and done with? Should I throw in the towel? Hold up a white flag of surrender? Stop asking questions? You see, I bought some black-eyed peas for the new year, but we, uh, […]

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Not That Kind Of Mojo, Baby

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What is a mojo sauce you ask? Well, I can tell you what it’s not. It doesn’t involve a dose of Austin Power’s charm or a spoon full of self-esteem or even a cup of charisma, although I’m wondering as I type this out if I’m on to something. PATENT PENDING! I said it first. […]

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I Love the Word “Chard”

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Well hello November. You’re crisp, overcast and breezy. Now if you want to stay just like this until March, we’ll be cool, okay? No? Not a chance at all? What if we ask my good friend Andrew Jackson? Still no? Okay the laughing hurts. Baked Chicken Sausage with Cannellini Beans and Swiss Chard: What it […]

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I Might Be a Tad Excited

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I start a 3-day weekend tomorrow night. And you know what that means? BEAN TACOS. Alright, so maybe it doesn’t really have anything to do with bean tacos. The reason for the long weekend is that our family is headed to town to see us! You know what that means, don’t you? BEAN TACOS. Ok, […]

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