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Mexican-Style Picadillo

Picadillo.  So many versions exist.  Every country makes it differently, but at its core it is a dish of ground beef, tomatoes or tomato sauce and raisins.   The Mexican version includes potatoes and can be served inside tacos, on tostadas, or as a filing for gorditas.  It is a versatile dish that is quick to… Continue reading Mexican-Style Picadillo

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Almond Hot Chocolate

It’s hot chocolate weather. There is something comforting about a sweet, thick chocolatey mug of goodness. It's like a melted candy bar in cup. Hot chocolate feels like dessert in a glass to me, which is probably why I tend to drink it slowly after meals savoring every sip. This hot chocolate recipe takes the… Continue reading Almond Hot Chocolate

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Bacon Burger Salad

I created this out of necessity. I normally do lettuce-wrapped burgers, but they can get messy. I mean burger juice running down your arm, pile of soggy napkins littered on the table, sauce on the cheek messy. So I improvised and turned it into a salad -- fries and all. And. I. Haven’t. Looked. Back.… Continue reading Bacon Burger Salad

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The Quest for Food-Free Socializing

I have people I work with talk about the dread that comes with the holiday season and cozy, winter months.  “So much food.” “So many desserts.” “Food everywhere!” And it is true.  Special once-a-year items are found just about anywhere, and due to their seasonality, people find the urge to consume them: right here, right… Continue reading The Quest for Food-Free Socializing

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Chocolate Hazelnut Chia Pudding

By now most people have heard (and eaten) chia pudding in some form or another.  This blended version offers a smoother texture – more similar to a traditional pudding.  This can be a light meal, especially if you pick some hearty toppings, or a quick snack.  The chia seeds are filled with fiber, keeping you… Continue reading Chocolate Hazelnut Chia Pudding