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Recipe: Blackened Cuban Pork, Black Bean & Mango Quinoa, and Pineapple-Coconut-Lime Ice Cream

Mojitos are my absolute favorite cocktail. I love them and could probably drink a whole bottle of rum’s worth if you’d let me (not, of course, that such a thing would be a very good idea the next morning). They’re refreshing and light, a little sweet, a little sour, and perfect on a hot day....

Recipe: Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Since we moved in together, Sara and I have really made an effort to cook most of our meals at home. The thing is, we both love spicy, flavorful, and complex food but we don’t want to spent an exorbitant amount of time or money on dinner every night. Inspired by a recipe we saw on...

Moist Pumpkin Muffins

Yesterday before work I decided—and who knows why it came into my head at 5:30 AM on a Monday morning—that I’d bake a little something to share with my colleagues and pulled this recipe for moist pumpkin muffins out of my stack of those to try. The recipe, and I do apologize because I took...

On Cold Mornings

But now the supper crowns their simple board The halesome parritch, chief of Scotia’s food —Robert Burns, The Cotter’s Saturday Night If you’ve known me for any length of time at all, it will come as no surprise to you that of all the things I brought back from my trip to Scotland, one of my...

FD&C Yellow 5

Like many families, we have a tradition to cook the birthday child’s—or grown-up’s, as the case may be—favorite meal and dessert of choice for his or her birthday. My mother’s favorite dish is chicken and biscuits, made by her mother who, in turn, learned the method from her mother-in-law, a farmer’s wife from Iowa. Now,...
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