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Mexican Torta with Refried Black Beans and Roasted Poblano Pepper – Video Recipe

Mexican Breakfast Torta

Tortas are Mexican sandwiches. They generally have a base of refried beans, which can be topped with just about anything. In the video I’ll show you a version with avocado and a moderately picante roasted poblano pepper, with a simple cabbage slaw for some added crunch. In my cookbook I’ve got a breakfast variation with …

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Butterscotch Pudding with Bittersweet Ganache and Caramelized White Chocolate Crispies – Recipe

Butterscotch Pudding with Chocolate Ganache and Caramelized White Chocolate Crispies

Okay, I’m not going to kid you. This pudding is over the top, and it is also a significant amount of work and mess if you make all 3 components. It is also ridiculously delicious. If you want to simplify it, you could skip the crispies or not caramelize the white chocolate used to make …

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Hatch Chiles Stuffed with Cilantro Scrambled Egg – Recipe

Hatch chiles are a specialty of the Mesilla Valley area of New Mexico, where a huge festival celebrates the annual harvest and roasting season. In the Seattle area, Alvarez Farms brings the same variety to farmer's markets in early fall. They are most commonly used green, but this time they had a batch of …

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A Parenting Recipe for Raising Healthy Eaters – Guest Post From Sarina Behar Natkin of Grow Parenting

Girl Eating

Today’s guest post is something very special to me. It is by my amazing wife, Sarina Behar Natkin. Sarina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and for the past few years has been devoting her professional energies to helping parents find more joy in the process of raising healthy, confident children. She’s written a wonderful, …

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Vietnamese Caramel Cooked Tofu – Video Recipe

Caramel-Cooked Tofu

Caramel-cooking is a classic Vietnamese method that produces a rich, lacquered sauce. When I sent this recipe out for field testing with blog readers, it got so much great feedback that I knew I wanted to share it with you as a video.

The key to having it taste complex, not just sweet, is to …

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Kouftikes de Prasa Sandwiches – Recipe

Kouftikes De Prasa Sandwich

All over the Middle East and even in India, a kofta is a little meatball or patty. There are a few vegetarian versions too. These kouftikes de prasa as they are affectionately known on the Sephardic side of my family, are made of leeks, bound together with breadcrumbs and eggs.

I like to up the ante …

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Blueberry Buckle – Video Recipe

Raspberry Blueberry Buckle

I‘ve written about buckles a couple of times in this space: the original raspberry-blueberry buckle that got me started making them, and a peach and sour cream variation that I made on vacation in hot, hot eastern Washington last summer when I was apparently feeling poetic.

The beauty of buckles and all of the other rustic …

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