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A Baked Potato

A Baked Potato by Amos Miller

This is so simple, you'll laugh. It tastes so good, you'll cry. I make this when we are grilling for our guests and friends and they love it. You can also do this in your oven, any time. I know an eminent doctor of Chinese medicine who once told me that it was OK to eat a Big Mac once in a while. You're an adult, adjust things…

45 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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Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Apples in Honey-Bourbon Sauce

Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Apples in Honey-Bourbon Sauce by Amos Miller

I am always looking for new ways to present the omnipresent sweet potato. This recipe is pure Southland, with it praliney, bourbon-touched, subtly-spiced luciousness. There is a good amount of prep time for this, but do not be frightened away - you can get the sweet potato/apple part rolling a day before you need to serve it.…

4 votes
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Cranberries with Jezebel Sauce

Cranberries with Jezebel Sauce by Amos Miller

If you don't care for the tart tang of cranberries - try this. My dear friend, Gail, serves this dish her way frequently and everyone likes it because it is sweet & spicy and just tangy enough. A great condiment. I've modified Gail's recipe a tad and share it with you. Cranberries will no longer be a Thanksgiving side dish. This…

4 votes
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World's Best Roasted Creamed Corn

World's Best Roasted Creamed Corn by Amos Miller

A velvety, rich and extremely flavorful side dish - commonly overlooked. I have adapted this recipe from one of Hubert Keller's. He prefers to use Parmesan cheese, I go with Gruyere. I also have cut back a bit on some of his ingredient amounts and have not gotten any complaints. This takes a little organization, but I found a…

3 votes
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Easy Risotto & Gourmet Mushrooms

Easy Risotto & Gourmet Mushrooms by Amos Miller

Risotto scares too many cooks. It's really a simple dish, though not commonly served at the American dinner table - unless you have some (usually Northern) Italian blood in your family. When done with care, risotto can be a sublime accompaniment to all types of dishes. In fact, you can add all types of things to a risotto to…

2 votes
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Meyer Lemon Honey Vanilla Marmalade

Meyer Lemon Honey Vanilla Marmalade by Amos Miller

If you llike a real marmalade, you will love this fragrantly sensual, sweet, yet tart, pure fruit product on a toasted and buttered English muffin, or as a glaze on a roast bird - cornish, rock, or squab - even chicken! I have broken my recipe down to a basic, low investment, high return process. A minimum of prep time and slow…

5 votes
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Perfect Pear Butter

Perfect Pear Butter by Amos Miller

It's perfect. It's pear. I can't believe it's not butter. More like a fruit spread - or a glaze for fowl and pork! Simple to make and kid's are insane about it, you can obtain pears easily this time of year, which makes preserving a special Autumn treat because we will have Perfect Pear Butter all year long for toast, muffins,…

2 votes
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Eggplant Szechuan-style

Eggplant Szechuan-style by Amos Miller

Year of the Rooster ! A most Happy and Prosperous and Fortunate New Year to all my Chinese friends! Many years ago - too many - I got a recipe from Chef Rose Cheng that set the basis for this dish. I have always come to this dish for a mid-winter spark. I love eggplant - in all it's manifestations. This dish is one of my…

2 votes
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Quinoa, Kale And Chickpea Salad

Quinoa, Kale And Chickpea Salad by Amanda Natividad

Sautéing the kale gives it another depth of flavor, an earthy savoriness that's complemented by nutty quinoa, slightly sweet chickpeas and a bright lemon vinaigrette.

1 vote
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Cucumber & Tomato Condiment

Cucumber & Tomato Condiment by Amos Miller

This is a very finely-minced salad-condiment commonly found in the northern mountains of Morocco. It is eaten with roast meats and substantial meat dishes. Most Moroccan salads benefit from a bit of quiet time so the flavors can integrate and the aromas build. This is very tasty as a topping for hamburgers, and can even be a dip,…

4 votes
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Succotash with Fresh Herbs & Smoked Meat

Succotash with Fresh Herbs & Smoked Meat by Amos Miller

To a great extent, succotash was another of the many gifts to the table from Native Americans. Corn, beans and meat are a tasty and nourishing combination, whatever the type of bean or meat. In this recipe the real flavor play is brought forward by the addition of fresh herbs. After all, corn and beans have no real pronounced flavors…

2 votes
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Traditional Chinese Plum Sauce

Traditional Chinese Plum Sauce by Robyn Savoie

This is an easy version of plum sauce that is very tasty and keeps well in the fridge. Serve hot or chilled, with egg rolls, pork or chicken.

1 vote
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Mint and Pomegranate Raita (Anar Ka Raita)

Mint and Pomegranate Raita (Anar Ka Raita) by Hina Gujral

Mint and Pomegranate Raita is a delicious combination of mint, coriander, and pomegranate pearls. The freshness of mint and coriander definitely make this raita a summer favorite packed with the goodness of pomegranate.

1 vote
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Crispy Baked Parmesan Green Bean Fries

Crispy Baked Parmesan Green Bean Fries by Culinary Envy

These yummy Crispy Baked Parmesan Green Bean Fries are coated in a delicious Parmesan cheese crust, and then baked to crunchy perfection. Few ingredients, Low Carb, Gluten Free, Grain Free and full of flavor! The perfect vegetarian appetizer or side dish!

1 vote
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