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Honey Baked Persimmons

Ingredients 4 persimmons 1 vanilla bean 2 tablespoons of honey 1 cup of hot water   Directions Step 1: Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Peel persimmons, remove stalks. Slice fruit in half horizontally through centre. Place cut side up in large ceramic or glass baking dish.   Step 2: Deseed vanilla pod, add to small bowl with […]

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Pumpkin Carbonara

Ingredients 1 large butternut squash, peeled and cubed into 1″ pieces (seeds removed) 2 potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1″ pieces 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp. butter 1 onion, chopped 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced 1 large carrot, chopped 1 tbsp.fresh thyme, plus more for garnish 1 qt.low-sodium chicken […]

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Taco Spaghetti

Ingredients 1 lb.93% lean ground beef 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 4 c.water 1 (14.5-oz. can) diced tomatoes, preferably Rotel 1 (1-oz.) packet or 2 tbsp. homemade taco seasoning 8 oz.spaghetti 4 oz.Velveeta cheese or American cheese, cut or torn into pieces 1 c.(4 oz.) sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 1/2 […]

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Tomato-Butter Roast Chicken

Ingredients 1 tsp.ground cumin 1 tsp.ground mustard 1/4 tsp.cayenne pepper 1 tbsp.plus 1 tsp. kosher salt, divided, plus more Freshly ground black pepper 1 (3 1/2- to 4-lb.) whole chicken 1 1/2 lb.baby Yukon potatoes, quartered 2 large leeks, white and light green parts sliced into 1/2″ rounds 1 tbsp.extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 c.(1 stick) unsalted […]

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Garlic Butter Potatoes

Ingredients 1 1/2 lb.new or small potatoes 1/4 c.butter, melted 1/4 c.extra-virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 c.shredded mozzarella 1/2 c.freshly grated Parmesan 1/4 c.finely chopped parsley Directions Step 1: Preheat oven to 375° and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.   Step 2: Make small slits […]

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Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Ingredients 1 lb.baby Yukon Gold potatoes Kosher salt 4 tbsp.melted butter 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp.fresh thyme leaves Freshly ground black pepper 1/2 c.freshly grated Parmesan Directions Step 1: Preheat oven to 425°. In a large pot, cover potatoes with water and add a generous pinch of salt. Bring water to a boil and simmer until potatoes are […]

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Pumpkin Carbonara

Ingredients 1 c.pumpkin puree 1/2 c.freshly grated Parmesan, plus more for serving 3 large egg yolks Freshly ground black pepper Kosher salt 1 lb.spaghetti or bucatini 6 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces Directions Step 1: In a medium bowl, whisk pumpkin, Parmesan, and egg yolks together. Add a few cranks of black pepper.    […]

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Pumpkin Soup

ngredients 1 tbsp.extra-virgin olive oil 1large onion, coarsely chopped 4cloves garlic, minced 4 lb.pumpkin (any kind but preferably sugar pie) 4 c.low-sodium chicken broth Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/2 c.heavy cream, plus more for garnish Directions   Step 1: In a heavy soup pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion […]

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Chicken Mole

Ingredients 4 c.low-sodium chicken broth 2 c.orange juice 1head of garlic, halved through the equator, plus 8 cloves garlic, finely chopped 3bay leaves 2 tbsp.kosher salt 1(3 1/2- to 4-lb.) whole chicken, quartered 4 tbsp.extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1medium yellow onion, finely chopped 4plum tomatoes, finely chopped 2 tbsp.tomato paste 6dried guajillo chiles, stems, seeds, […]

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Butterflied Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

Ingredients 3 lb.whole chicken drumsticks 1 tbsp.chili powder 1 tbsp.dark brown sugar 1 tbsp.kosher salt 1 1/2 tsp.onion powder 1 tsp.dried thyme 1 tsp.freshly ground black pepper 1 tsp.garlic powder 1 tsp.smoked paprika 1/2 tsp.cayenne pepper 1 tbsp.canola oil Alabama white sauce, for serving  Directions   Step 1: Prepare a grill up for dual-zone heat, heating […]