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Building A Better BLT Sandwich

Most cookbooks skip right over the BLT sandwich, which in my opinion is an oversight because while a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich may seem simple, getting it right requires some know how.

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Homemade Turkey Stock

One of the best ways to use a leftover turkey is to make homemade turkey stock. Making your own stock lets you get everything you can from the turkey and helps improve the flavor of soups and stews.

Pie Crust

All it takes to make a delicious pie crust is knowing what to look for during mixing. This pie crust recipe is easy to make and works great for pies, quiches, and galettes.

Vinaigrette

It is the simplest thing in the world to make vinaigrette salad dressing. This easy vinaigrette recipe is delicious and a great way to start making homemade salad dressings.

Pizza Dough

Making good pizza dough from scratch doesn’t have to be hard. This pizza dough recipe uses semolina flour, olive oil, and a little butter to create a pliable pizza dough that is easy to work with, tastes delicious, and has a rustic texture.

Roasted Garlic

It only takes a few minutes to roast garlic, and with our Roasted Garlic recipe, you’ll have an easy way to make dishes you already know better.

Getting to Know Bison

Over the last twenty-five years there has been a lot more interest in bison or buffalo meat, unfortunately for most people, their experience doesn’t go much beyond bison burgers. Come along with us as we try out a variety of cuts and learn more about this most American of animals.

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Better Than Sex Cake

Better than Sex Cake is a sinful dessert with questionable intentions that gets to know you with a little devil's food cake, pours on the caramel, and finishes everything off with a little whip cream.

Pico de Gallo

Pico de gallo is a great addition to any Mexican or southwestern dish. The fresh tomatoes, cilantro, and pepper are an easy way to brighten up tacos, burritos, and quesadillas.

Hawaiian POG Juice

Hawaiian POG juice is a bright breezy taste of the islands made of equal parts passion, orange, and guava juices.

Norwegian POG Cocktail

Our Norwegian POG cocktail recipe combines aquavit's distinctive herbal notes with the fresh fruit flavors from POG (passion, orange, and guava) juice to create a refreshing cocktail with crisp clean flavors.

Pinto Beans with Chilies

Pinto beans cooked with dried chilies have a deep, rich southwestern flavor. This pinto bean recipe uses ancho chilies and a pasilla pepper to create a healthy and delicious dish.

 

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Building A Better BLT Sandwich

Most cookbooks skip right over the BLT sandwich, which in my opinion is an oversight because while a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich may seem simple, getting it right requires some know how.

The Mysterious History of the Margarita

When you think of tequila cocktails, one thing comes to mind - the margarita. Despite how well-known the margarita is, its history is a mysterious thing. Who invented it? Why? And most importantly, how do you make a margarita that tastes great?