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Pear & Fig Chutney

Pear & Fig Chutney by Amos Miller

I still had a few pears from the orchard and the figs are almost finished. Why not a Pear & Fig chutney? Easily done! This is everything a chutney should be. The flavors of the pears, combined with the figs' texture and sweetness, the plump raisins and blend of vinegars easily marry to the aromatic spices. And a quality cracked…

10 votes
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Cauliflower & Potatoes ~ Indian style

Cauliflower & Potatoes ~ Indian style by Amos Miller

I have never been a really big fan of cauliflower, but I love potatoes and spices. This dish, known as 'Alu Ghobi', has long been a favorite vegetable side dish in my kitchen. It is simple, easy to make and very healthy for you. One seldom finds a cauliflower dish on the average restaurant menu. But you need not be a…

8 votes
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Cajun Crowder Beans

Cajun Crowder Beans by Amos Miller

Also known as Crowder peas, these delicious little fellas can often be found in frozen form at the store. These are fresh picked right here in Michigan and, like fava beans and so many other seasonal treats, we rush them to the table. Crowders are really a 'Southern' treat and I first enjoyed them when visiting relatives in West…

2 votes
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Texas Chuck Wagon Pinto Beans

Texas Chuck Wagon Pinto Beans by Amos Miller

This dish is all about FLAVOR. San Antonio and Ft. Worth are my two favorite places to be when in Texas. This recipe was inspired by some dining experiences there and, to my palate, is as Texas as bluebonnets in Spring. Sweet and spicy, richly textured, these beans cry out for anything BBQ'd, grilled or broiled. Corn on the cob,…

6 votes
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Golumpkis (Polish stuffed cabbage rolls)

Golumpkis (Polish stuffed cabbage rolls) by Debi Shawcross

Try something a little different: Have a Polish food festive dinner party!

3 votes
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Country Ham & Black-Eyed Peas

Country Ham & Black-Eyed Peas by Amos Miller

Black-eyed peas are NOT just a Southern New Year's Day tradition. Paired with Jalapeno Maple Bacon Cornbread you can celebrate all year long. Nutrition runs amock in this massively-tasty stew. You can simmer this for a couple hours, but it is also a great slow-cook / crockpot dish. This is a pretty well-liked and common food south…

2 votes
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Crock Pot Chicken Stew

Crock Pot Chicken Stew by Salad Foodie

The perfect Sunday evening supper, this basic stew is pure comfort fare! What I enjoy particularly are the ease of preparation, large chunks of chicken, and the light yummy gravy. Based on a recipe from Taste of Home Magazine, this recipe uses boneless skinless chicken thighs. I have used a meaty turkey thigh in place of chicken:…

3 votes
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Rich Sauce with White Eggplant & Herbs

Rich Sauce with White Eggplant & Herbs by Amos Miller

Eggplant has nothing to do with eggs - unless you dip and bread them. This sauce is a knockout! We grow 'Casper', an heirloom small, long white eggplant. It's mild in flavor and perfectly suited to thick, rich vegetable sauces. When cut into dime-to-quarter-sized disks, I have found Casper to be a perfect addition to other late…

13 votes
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Polpo alla Griglia con raparossa affumicata e cips vegetable

Polpo alla Griglia con raparossa affumicata e cips vegetable by GianMaria Le Mura

Un Piatto meraviglioso da offrire in un piatto diverso ed un concetto diverso.

2 votes
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Pork Adobo, Hawaiian Style

Pork Adobo, Hawaiian Style by Bernard Dahilig

I decided to post this recipe for those of you that do not know or are not familiar with Filipino Foods. being borne Filipino by choice, this recipe reminds me of my Mom's & Lola's kitchen. The fragrance of soy sauce, apple ciider vinegar, frech crushed garlic, laurel leaves - served with hot steamed white rice? How can you not get…

1 vote
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Texas Chuck Wagon Chili (with Venison or Beef)

Texas Chuck Wagon Chili (with Venison or Beef) by Amos Miller

I originally made this with chuck roasts that I would trim out and dice into 1/4 inch cubes. Yes, you will form a blister or two - but it is well worth it. In 1987, this chili, I'm pleased to say, was judged best by members of the Chicago Fire Department in a Chicago Chili Cookoff. This is truly a Texas Chuck Wagon Chili: no…

2 votes
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File Gumbo / Chez Helene

File Gumbo / Chez Helene by Amos Miller

The late Chef Austin Leslie left a brilliant legacy of Creole dishes and he helped form my approach to the cuisine of NOLA. I follow no other recipe than the one he left me. When a dish is perfect, why stray? Fresh ingredients will tell the tale. Now, as my mentor Paula Wolfert admonishes: "Relax and follow the recipe"!

2 votes
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Crockpot Chicken Portabello over Linguine

Crockpot Chicken Portabello over Linguine by Claudia lamascolo

Working all day? Here is a dinner in one pot that will taste like you slaved over a hot stove all day and made a gourmet meal....take a look.. I prepare alot of it the night before, put into the fridge, add to the pot and turn it on when I leave in the morning.

5 votes
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Mom's Sausage & Bean Soup

Mom's Sausage & Bean Soup by Amos Miller

Also called "Mom's Escarole & Bean Soup" - for our vegetarian guests. I prefer to use all fresh ingredients and bring dried beans to life, but you can pick up all these ingredients at your market. So let me give you the best recipe I have for a tasty, nourishing and economical soup - and who doesn't want that these days! And…

4 votes
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Cheese Sauce for Beginners

Cheese Sauce for Beginners by myra byanka

Cheese sauce can be tough for beginning cooks to master. Lumps and cheese curdling are two of the biggest problems. This is a basic cheese sauce that will work for macaroni and cheese, nachos, broccoli and cauliflower, fries, as an additive to casseroles, to use for sandwiches, and more. This sauce can have things added to it,…

4 votes
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