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Famous Dave’s Cornbread

If you want an incredible, moist, fluffy cornbread, you’ve got to try Famous Dave Anderson’s recipe. He claims it’s even better than his corn muffins that are served at his Famous Dave’s restaurants. I agree!

Famous Dave’s Cornbread

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Easy Home-Made Greek Yogurt Ranch

I have a confession – I’ve never warmed up to Ranch dressing. Everyone I know loves it…but not me. Sometimes I think I’m a lone hold out. Until now.

Easy Home-Made Greek Yogurt Ranch

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Spicy Chicken Sandwich, BA’s Best

Yanno, I’m always trying new recipes and this Chicken Sandwich from Bon Appetit’s March issue caught my eye. See, I was just down in Georgia and had an opportunity to eat at Chick Fil A for the second time, ever. I think it’s the best fast food – and I don’t usually quite lower myself to eat fast food! I know, I know, I’m a snob about some things…life is just too short for mediocre food.

Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich
Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich

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Ballymaloe’s Irish Soda Bread . $1.00

For years I’ve made Ballymaloe’s Brown Soda Bread, and we’ve always liked it, but this year I decided to try their white for my St. Patrick’s Day dinner. I don’t know what the hold out was on my part – some nod to tradition combined with a commitment to eat more whole grains. I feel like a sinner, but this bread is so beautiful!

Ballymaloe's Irish Soda Bread
Ballymaloe’s Irish Soda Bread

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Queso Fresco

Queso Fresco, Fresh Cheese, is a wonderful creamy cheese, and SO misunderstood. Queso Fresco is often confused with Queso Blanco, White Cheese, another soft, crumbly Mexican cheese. As a matter of fact, some “experts” say they are the same – and some say they are different. They are, after all, both white, both fresh, both crumble.

Home-made Queso Fresco, pressed over night
Home-made Queso Fresco, pressed over night

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Home-Made Crème Fraîche or Mexican Crema

Being an avid reader of cook books and magazines, when crème fraîche appeared on my radar, I was wild to use this “new” (to me) ingredient. Of course, it wasn’t available, even at the “gourmet” stores – and it took years and years (decades?) before I ever found it in a store.

Creme Fraiche - Home-made
Creme Fraiche – Home-made

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Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad . $5.40

This is one of our newer family faves – Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad. It has a bit of spice but it’s not over the top and it’s a perfect foil for the creamy ranch style dressing. This is a marvelous summer recipe, but it’s bold flavors can easily spill into fall with no problem. Oh heck, it’s good anytime.

Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad
Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad

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