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Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe

Chicken, bacon, ranch, and pasta? Yes, please! This bubbling beauty is everything you want in a creamy, cheesy casserole and a dazzling dinner dish! One of my favorite restaurant sides (though it makes a great lunch too) is an obscene baked potato, so covered with bacon, and cheese, and ranch dressing you can’t even see the potato any more.   Imagine, if you will, tossing all those creamy, crispy toppings into a casserole dish with perfectly cooked penne and even MORE cheese. That is my Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta in all its carbo-licious glory! Chicken bacon ranch recipes are...

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Horseradish Sauce Recipe

Sorry, ranch dressing. This Horseradish Sauce is about to become everyone’s new favorite condiment, complementing everything from beef and pork to veggies and fries with its signature face-tingling flavor. As you probably know, most of our ability to enjoy different flavors doesn’t rely on our capacity to taste food. Somewhere around 90% of what we “taste” is actually coming from our sense of smell. It’s definitely the smell of coffee brewing in the morning that triggers my salivation response (and pulls my reluctant body out of bed), and some foods are pretty assertive in reminding us just how related our sinuses are to the whole eating thing. I’m pretty sure horseradish is at the top of that list. Horseradish, or “sting nose” as it’s called in some parts of the world, is a pungent root that’s grated and mixed with vinegar to be used as a condiment. Although we’ve only been eating it since around the 17th century, horseradish has been around for about 3,000 years and was originally used medicinally for things like rheumatism, tuberculosis, and gout. Some people still swear it’s a great headache remedy if you slather it on your forehead, though I think I’ll stick with something more pharmaceutical. Horseradish is part of the mustard family, which includes cabbage, kale, and Brussels sprouts, and creates an intense but short-lived heat on your tongue while simultaneously...

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Easy Dorito Casserole Recipe

Dive into a delicious, Dorito-studded casserole layered with a zesty beef filling – it has all the flavor of our favorite orange chips without all the hassle of orange finger-tips!   How to make Dorito Casserole Did you know Doritos descended onto supermarket shelves the same year Captain Kirk was “beamed up” to the Enterprise? (That was 1966, by the way, when Southern Living also hit the printer.) I always thought that Starfleet logo looked a lot like one of my favorite, cheese-crusted snack foods! Tortilla chips are great, but there’s nothing quite like Doritos, those thin crispy chips...

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Mexican Corn Salad

Inspired by the street food south-of-the-border, this Mexican Corn Salad is a tangy, sweet and savory side for anything coming off your grill this summer.   Across the world, street food is considered a vital part of heritage food culture, dishes tied to history by ingredients and techniques significant to the country and its people. It’s so important that a World Street Food Congress is held each year, with contributors like Anthony Bourdain, to showcase food from around the globe and build a dialogue around supporting local vendors and preserving street food traditions. Celebrity chefs like Rick Bayless and...

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Hissy Fit Dip

You should stop what you’re doing right now and make my Hissy Fit Dip. Don’t let the name scare you. The only thing about this luscious, creamy, party favorite that will actually cause a “hissy fit” is only getting one bite!   I love the excitement that hits in August each year as football season gets underway, well, at least all the wonderful party food and tailgating the fall brings with those rabid fans. It does make me sad, though, to see so many amazing dishes only grace a table if there’s an impending kick-off.  This recipe is a...

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