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Calico Beans Recipe

This Calico Beans recipe is perfect for juggling all your other to-dos. Your oven takes care of cooking a hearty, flavor-packed meal while you tackle that neglected pile of laundry (or dive into your DVR queue). If you’ve ever seen a calico cat or wrapped up in a calico quilt, you know exactly what’s coming when I say “Calico Beans.” This is my grandma’s Calico Beans recipe, one she used to make when she needed a hearty, easy supper that’s straight up good, old-fashioned comfort food. A little cornbread on the side, and we’d all go to bed in...

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Carne Picada

Turn your kitchen into a south-of-the-border taco bar with this simple and versatile Carne Picada recipe. Provecho!  For those of us who spend our days cooking and crafting recipes, generally obsessed with food, inspiration can be found just about anywhere. Maybe you tried something at a restaurant you want to recreate at home, maybe you have fond memories of a dish your grandmother used to make, or maybe a late night of binge-watching old Friends episodes made you crave some homemade fried chicken. Sometimes, though, it’s an ingredient that sparks your creativity, something unique you found at your go-to...

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Bacon Wrapped Smokies

Bacon Wrapped Smokies are the best little bites of sweet, salty and smoky! Easy to make ahead appetizers everyone will love! Some recipes are so perfectly described by their names that they don’t need any eloquent descriptions to make them sound delicious. Who knows why these recipes are so well named – a linguistically-clever chef, perhaps? Or maybe it’s just the perfectly simple combination of ingredients that lend themselves to sounding delicious no matter what the name is. This recipe has that perfect name, and that perfectly simple combination of ingredients. Bacon wrapped smokies. Let me say it again....

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Caramel Apple Sheet Cake

I think naming recipes is a tricky business. One has to be accurate and appealing all at once. When I decided to make up this fantastic recipe, I couldn’t imagine finding a more mouth-watering combination of words: Caramel Apple Sheet Cake. It sounds good. And let me tell you, the finished dish lives up to the name. True, I am a little biased—I’ve got a thing for sheet cake. The proportion of cake to frosting or icing in a delicious sheet cake recipe is unbeatable. Each bite of a sheet cake comes perfectly topped with a delicious little dollop...

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Strawberry Cobbler

Strawberry Cobbler~A delicious cobbler made with fresh strawberries crowned with a cakey topping that has a lovely hint of lemon flavor. Easy and quick to put together. Is there anything better than spring and summer fruit? There’s not a variety of this seasonal fresh fruit that I don’t absolutely love! Strawberries are the first of these treasures to hit the streets. As soon as those cute little baskets overflowing with those beautiful red berries show up at the local farm stands, I start buying, buying, buying! Believe it or not, even in busy, urban Southern California, we still have a few farm stands left....

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