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How to Use the Flip, Fire, and Paint Technique for Even More Delicious Barbecue

The secret to delicious barbecue is using the flip, fire, and paint technique to apply BBQ sauce in thin layers using the heat from the grill to sear it on and crisp everything up.

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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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Chicken, Potato and Chickpea Curry

This chicken curry recipe has my favorite elements of Indian takeout along with the benefits of home cooking and comfort food. This curry combines chicken, potatoes, and chickpeas in a sauce that balances the spiciness from the curry seasonings with the creaminess from the yogurt.

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