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My friend just popped over to pick something up, and she was like, “Are you just roasting vegetables in the middle of the day?” Well, yes, because what had happened was that I overbought vegetables. And then today I was like, if I don’t cook these, my veggie drawer is going to spontaneously turn into…

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This is a great soup recipe when you need to clean out your veggie drawer of old celery and carrots and a half-used container of half-and-half. Celery Carrots Onions (^ the amount of these veggies is however much you have. I had half a *checks notes* bunch of celery, five carrots, and the last sad…

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Got a bunch of folks to feed? This is one of my favorite recipes for a crowd: French dip sandwiches! Get out your handy dandy crock pot, drop in a huge chuck roast heavily salted and peppered, and… just dump a packet of McCormick’s pot roast seasoning right on in and add some water. DO…

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There is not a single reason you should not make French onion soup tonight. It is the most delicious, delightful soup of all the soups. This is not a matter of opinion but fact. Come at me. Also, it’s the easiest thing. Heat a big soup pot over medium heat. Slice up 4 to 5…

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Hypothetically, let’s say your teenagers have a rolling start to the morning anywhere between 8:30 a.m. and… I want to say… 12:45 p.m., and you want to put some breakfast on the counter that can go the distance, because we are not short-order cooks for ne’er-do-wells who start their day at lunchtime. These dummies need…

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I am going to save dinner when your kids are melting down and you don’t have time for tomfoolery. Author’s note: Kids on Fridays are like miniature psychotics. With no shame, they will pitch a blazing fit over the “bossy way” you asked about their day. Do not fall for this. We don’t negotiate with…

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No matter what team you cheer for, these killer hot garlic wings are a touchdown. Trust me on this — and make them stat. 3 lbs chicken wings 4 T melted butter Salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne, paprika (however much idk) 2 T high temp oil (canola, grapeseed, whatev) 2-3 T chopped garlic 1 T…

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I made up a recipe for Barbecue Braised Beans and Chicken because the big kids were coming for dinner and when Sydney is here, bacon and delicious pork things are forbidden. I forgot to take a photo, so this is all I have to show for it. So please enjoy this pic of my dutch…

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I make a down and dirty fried rice at least three nights a week, and I’ll put *literally* anything in my veggie drawer in it. The last handful of spinach? Sure. Half a leftover onion, red pepper, and poblano? In you go. Tupperware of leftover corn off the cob from six days ago? Get in…

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