Butternut & Sausage Hash Lasagna Rolls with Creamy Sage Sauce

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Yippee!  We found a house! Boooooo! I have to get cracking with packing.  (See what I did there?) I cannot begin to express how happy I am that we finally found a house in Dallas and that I now know where all of our things are going. Now I really feel like we are  moving!… 

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Ternera Guisada con Bolitas de Platano (Stewed Veal with Plantain Dumplings)

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What have you been up too? I am on a hunt.  A hunt for a house in Dallas. It’s amazing how hard it is to find a house without carpet.  Then sometimes I find one without carpet, but it has wood paneling or worse floral wallpaper.  Next week OB and I head down to Dallas… 

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Thai Peanut Butter & Bacon Burger

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It’s Memorial Day weekend. The official beginning of summer when we all dust off our grills. This post isn’t a recipe about how to make the perfect burger. This is about toppings on a burger. Forget about ketchup, mustard & pickles. Let’s talk peanut butter, bacon and pineapple. You heard me right. I think I… 

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Lamb Meatballs & Mint Pesto Linguine

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These meatballs have been rolling around in my head for months. HA!! Get it? Meatballs…rolling around. It’s funny! No? Come on! Don’t get me wrong…I know it’s not side-splitting hilarious, but can’t I at least get a chuckle, so I don’t feel like a complete doofus? Ok, what about this one. Where did the spaghetti… 

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Moroccan Chicken with Lemon, Olives & Prunes

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Last week I ran, hiked and was doped into taking a class at the gym that I though was core and stretching.  Instead we did 1,234,244 squats, I won’t even mention the side planks.  Evil, pure evil.   I walked hobbled crawled out of that studio and dragged myself to the car.  My legs almost too… 

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Red Wine Braised Beef

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Of all the possible ways to cook a hunk of meat, my absolute favorite is braising. Without a doubt, I love to braise.  It makes everything tender, delicious, and it’s low maintenance.  It’s the best way to make an inexpensive and tough cut of meat into a delectable, elegant dinner. You could braise a boot… 

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Pollo Fricassee (Chicken in Red Wine)

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It’s been coooold!  Like frozen purple toes cold.  My house has a huge open living room with cathedral ceilings and it’s virtually impossible to warm.  As of late my wardrobe has been flannel pants, an oversize hoodie, wool socks and a blanket.  Let’s be honest the blanket is really an accessory, because an outfit is never… 

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Coquito and Puerto Rican Christmas Spread

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Christmas is just a few days away and holiday parties are in full swing.  In fact I already have a few fabulous parties under my belt.  Christmas is a huge, huge deal back home in Puerto Rico and it lasts well past Christmas day.  Christmas starts the first day after Thanksgiving till January 6 which… 

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Apple Cider Braised Beef Shanks

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I am a bad blogger.  I should be fired, but I guess I would have to fire myself and that’s not going to happen, so you are stuck with me. I apologize for my disappearance but I was sequestered for a month and a half in the middle of nowhere Pawhuska, OK helping feed these hungry folks…. 

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Spicy Malta Pulled Pork

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Pork is a big deal in this home.  It could have something to do with being Puerto Rican.  It’s the choice meat on our little island. Seriously, instead of a Christmas ham we roast pig with the skin on until crispy.  We even have Christmas songs about roasted pig.  It’s titled “That Poor Pig”. Ese… 

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