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Valentine’s Day: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

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Chocolate  Chocolate and Valentine’s Day go together like, well, chocolate and peanut butter! “You got chocolate in my peanut butter! You got peanut butter in my chocolate!” It’s a pretty awesome marriage of flavors and textures. To help celebrate Valentine’s Day I want to share a short post with my recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter… Read more »

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What’s in Season: Cooking with Citrus

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Cooking with Citrus Winter is citrus season and the produce departments are overflowing. There are the diminutive Tangerines, Clementines, Tangelos, Mineolas, and Satsumas in the “cutie” citrus club. Down the aisle, big bold Navel oranges with their thick skins and bright colors rest aside their more thin-skinned, but certainly no-less-sweet juice oranges. With their intense colors and… Read more »

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Sinless Seven Layer Dip for Your Super Bowl Party

Super Bowl Party The Atlanta Falcons are in the Super Bowl — and there’s going to be a lot of tailgating. Falcon and Patriot fans alike will be dining on wings, pizza, nachos, and guacamole. According to Forbes magazine, Americans will eat almost 200 MILLION pounds of Avocados from Mexico on Super Bowl Sunday!

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Ground Corn 101: Cornmeal and Grits

Corn The importance of corn in the Southern diet cannot be overstated. Corn was eaten fresh in the summer, and dried and ground into meal for boiling and baking in the winter. Cornmeal has also played a major role in Northern foodways and while grits are far more popular down South, cornbread is a universally… Read more »

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