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Beef and Tomato Macaroni Soup

Leaves are falling (or at least tourists are dwindling here in California), so it must be fall! This simple but satisfying, hearty Beef and Tomato Macaroni soup will be a repeat visitor to your dining table when the temperatures drop and appetites grow. Time savers equals life savers in the kitchen, and a big pot of warm, soul-soothing soup is one of my fall favorites. Most soups take minimal effort to put together with maximum flavor payoff, plus there are usually plenty of leftovers to dip into throughout the week between football practice, or shopping, or building Pinterest pages...

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American Chop Suey Recipe

Winner, winner, it’s Chop Suey for dinner! This Americanized classic is a favorite coast-to-coast, with savory bits of ground beef in a hearty tomato sauce, mingling with tender macaroni and melty mozzarella. We’ve all been there – exhausted after a long day and surrounded by a chorus of, “What’s for dinner?” Unfortunately, some days we’re stuck making do with what we have, combining whatever’s looming in the fridge or pantry to cook a “unique” (i.e., unpopular) dish. Rumor has it “chop suey” is a provocative name some parents use to lure children to the dinner table on just such...

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Dragon Noodles Recipe

Fire up your wok for this dynamite Dragon Noodles recipe. Soft lo mein tossed with tender chicken and crisp veggies served up in a scorching sauce is just what you need to spice up your dinner table! Italy has its pasta, in every tasty shape and size imaginable, but the Chinese, who actually gifted spaghetti to the Italians, have them beat in the noodle department. Thanks to our Eastern neighbors, we get to enjoy crispy chow mein, soft bean thread and rice stick noodles, and thick, chewy udon. Whether they’re floating in rich, complex broths or nestled under tasty...

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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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Sopes

Make it better with masa this Cinco de Mayo, and try your hand at Sopes. They’re a traditional snack or street food in Mexico, loaded with tasty toppings that will leave you yearning for some mariachi music and a margarita! As someone who’s obsessed with food and loves to experiment with different flavor combinations, I’m a big fan of restaurants’ “build-your-own” concept:  your own pizza, your own stir fry, or your own ice cream sundae. It’s also something you can easily replicate at home (like one of my favorites, taco night :-)) and satisfy the different tastes of family...

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