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Italian Crispy Beans: Soft on the Inside, Crispy on the Outside

When I travel, I enjoy visiting open air markets and love to check out the produce and spices. What’s available in the market reflects the food culture and traditions of the country. I also like to get a feeling for the people as they go about their daily shopping. When I was in Italy in the summer time, I became intrigued by these fresh borlotti beans. They were so colorful, and I’d never seen fresh beans in their pod before. When I took a cooking class in Italy, the teacher Alessandra was so kind and incorporated the fresh beans into the menu for me.

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Super Bowl Chili with Secret Ingredients

The key to making the ultimate chili is to layer the flavors. Start with the standard ingredients like ground meat, beans, onion, tomato sauce, and chili powder. Then add in some additional ingredients to bring up the flavor. My special “add-ins” or secret ingredients are

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Casamiento Wraps: El Salvadoran Comfort Food Made With the Ultimate Rice and Beans

Today I am sharing an El Salvadoran dish and one of my “go-to” comfort foods: casamiento, which means marriage in Spanish. Casamiento is made by mixing together, or marrying, rice and beans. I make a wrap by filling a tortilla with casamiento and my favorite toppings. My kids love when I set up a topping […]

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Easy Roasted Fennel & White Bean Dip With a Vegetable Basket

Memorial Day is coming, and it’s the kick off for casual summer entertaining. I like to serve easy, make-ahead appetizers to keep the guests happy before it’s meal time. Dip is universally popular, and I often make guacamole or buy hummus. For a change of pace, I came up with a new dip recipe for […]

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