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Hummus

Hummus goes in the category of, “This is so easy to make, why on earth would you buy the pre-made stuff that’s so inferior?” I have brownies in that category, but hummus is so much easier to make than brownies.       Ingredients 1 can garbanzo beans, liquid drained and reserved 1/2 of the drained liquid 1/4 c tahini 2 cloves garlic minced fine 2T lemon juice 1/4t ground cumin 1t kosher salt Instructions 1. put all ingredients in the bowl of any food processor 2. process to desired consistency (add a bit more of the reserved liquid to thin the hummus if desired) 3. scrape the sides of the bowl and pulse a few more times Options -for hot hummus (which is awesome), add 1/2 of a jalapeƱo after processing, then pulse a few more times -add 1/2 of an avocado for hummus that’s gross looking … Read entire article »

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Joey B – The Cook’s History

Joey B – The Cook’s History

How do, People? First there was Yo! MTV Raps! And now there’s Yo! Joey B Cooks! (Well, I added the yo, because it seemed to fit with the picture I chose.) I turned 51 this year, and I’ve been figuring out cooking on my own since I was a kid. My history with cooking can be summed-up in 2 quotes I heard on the radio. I don’t remember who said either one, but both made me … Read entire article »

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Szechuan Turkey – The One and Only

Szechuan Turkey – The One and Only

I’ve been making the Szechuan Turkey recipe since I first discovered it in the Chicago Tribune in 1995. Nothing I make gets more oohs and ahhs when I describe it than this does. I love it when people ask me, before Thanksgiving or Christmas, “Are you making a turkey?” Because I can answer dramatically, “Oh yeah! In fact, It’s been marinating for 3 days now.” Hearing that I would actually marinate a turkey (marinate, with … Read entire article »

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