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St. Patrick’s Day Spinach Pesto Pasta

I watched maybe four episodes of "Chopped" last night. It may have been a bit much... because when I just went to the kitchen to make dinner, I created my own little mystery basket. Except instead of exotic or ridiculous ingredients, mine were things in the fridge that are about to go bad... I had… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Spinach Pesto Pasta

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Hatch Chile Hummus

We've been having our own little hatch chile festival over the past couple of weeks. It started with salsa. And now we're onto hummus. I love playing dress up with hummus. Start with plain, naked chickpeas and give them some personality with whatever your imagination can come up with. hatch chile. sun dried tomato. basil.… Continue reading Hatch Chile Hummus

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Hatch Chile Salsa

Have you heard? It's hatch chile season. If you frequent Central Market or Whole Foods I'm sure you're well aware. August is all about these green chilies harvested in the Mesilla Valley of New Mexico near a little town called... Hatch. They're a staple of New Mexican cooking and are quite mild, coming in below… Continue reading Hatch Chile Salsa

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Healthy Party Dips

Summer is officially here. School is out. It's 100 degrees outside. Let the BBQs begin! Nothing says summer like getting together with friends to grill, eat good food, have a few cold ones and relax. So now the question... what are you bringing? Maybe an appetizer? A dip? Before you reach for the cream cheese,… Continue reading Healthy Party Dips