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Beef and Bean Taquitos with Avocado Sauce

‘Tis the season for hosting parties. While sometimes that can be a bit stressful, the experts at Cook’s Illustrated have come out with this book of 75 “only the best” appetizer recipes to reduce some …

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Baked Crab Dip with Crostini

Whether you want to have a few friends over to watch a football game or movie, or you want to celebrate a holiday, you’re going to need a few things to nosh on. Make the …

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Fried Eggplant Roll-Ups

One of the countries in the Persian culinary region that has colorful and flavorful food is Georgia. Nestled between the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea, Georgia has a climate similar to the Mediterranean’s, and …

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Bebinca de Rabano (XO Daikon Cake)

 This recipe from The Adventures of Fat Rice, the August 2017 Cookbook Club selection may take a little work and ingredient hunting, but the spicy and crunchy result is well worth it. From the Author: …

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Steamed Cuban Beef Buns (with Chicken Stock)

At one time, Havana’s Chinatown was the largest Chinatown in Latin America. The large influx of Chinese workers also brought food traditions such as dumplings, chow mein, egg rolls and fried rice which still linger …

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Tzatziki with Dill Pollen

I love tzatziki, it has always been a favorite. Whether as a dip for crunchy vegetables or counterpoint to spicy grilled meats, the combination brings together creamy goodness from Greek yogurt and cooling cucumber alongside …

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Tarheel Sliders with Carolina Slaw

This delicious combination was inspired by Carolina BBQ traditions and the flavors work together perfectly. A healthy dose of our Tarheel BBQ Rub flavors the meat and the Carolina slaw is pert with vinegar and …

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Bread & Butter Pickles

Growing up in the South, Heather Earnhardt used to help her Granny in the kitchen whenever she would can, pickle or preserve fruit and vegetables in the summer. Big Food Big Love: Down Home Southern Cooking …

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Sweet Potato and Squash Parathas

If you love Indian food, you’re sure to love Summers Under The Tamarind Tree: Recipes and memories from Pakistan.  We selected this wonderful cookbook as our April 2017 featured book partly because it showcases a full-flavored cuisine with …

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Sichuan Crisp Fried Wild Mushrooms

Coming out of such a vast country, authentic Chinese home cooking means different things to different people. This gorgeous Sichuan Crisp Fried Wild Mushrooms recipe from our March 2017 Cookbook Club featured book, “Phoenix Claws …

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Marble Tea Egg

The March 2017 Cookbook Club Meet & Eat selection “Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees” by Kian Lam Kho takes the mystery out of Chinese home cooking. Full of step-by-step basic cooking methods and techniques, this book also provides …

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Creole Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are always a crowd pleaser, even more so when you make them with a twist. This Creole version is anything but ordinary, packed with flavor from Creole classics and a dusting of smoked …

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Blackened Shrimp Bites

Shrimp & grits comes in many forms, and they are all good! This version starts with polenta squares dotted with fresh thyme and layers on sauteéd collard greens with blackened shrimp on top. Assembly IS …

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Tellicherry Buttermilk Biscuits

The enchanting cookbook, My Two Souths by Asha Gomez, is a delightful collection of recipes blending culinary traditions from Southern India and the Southern United States. This is a match made in heaven! We’re featuring My …

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Holiday Pepper Biscotti

These biscotti were the clear favorite from our holiday baking sessions this year. Boasting festive pops of cranberry and pistachio, these little gems get an extra dose of pizzazz from our Holiday Pepper Blend in the …

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Roasted Cauliflower Soup

This fall soup will certainly grace our table more than once this season, and would make a perfect soup-shot to begin a Thanksgiving feast.. It fills the need for belly-warming comfort without being too heavy, …

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Tea Rubbed Eggplant & Halloumi

For your next smorgasbord or mixed grill, try our Middle Eastern Tea Rub on eggplant and halloumi. The flavors are delightful and it’s quick and easy to put together. PrintTea Rubbed Eggplant & Halloumi Ingredients1 …

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Mayan Cocoa Pumpkin Bark

It’s no secret that nuts and chocolate are a match made in heaven, and we never tire of finding new ways to combine them. In this seasonal treat, toasted pumpkin seeds take center stage with dark …

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Game Day Brisket Sliders

Nothing welcomes fall quite like a slow cooked brisket, and nothing says game-day quite like sliders! This easily adaptable recipe combines the two, and dishes up an eye-catching platter of food that’s sure to please …

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Pickle Jar

It’s easy to fall in love with a delicious recipe, and doubly so when that recipe is versatile and easy to make. Such is the case with this recipe for a mixed pickle jar, which …

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Bacon Wrapped Ranch Poppers

Warm up the grill for your next BBQ with these flavorful poppers! The jalapeños are filled with cream cheese spiked with our Ranch Seasoning and then wrapped in bacon for the perfect bite. They disappear …

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Nuts & Bolts

Summer is a time of nostalgia and what better than a vat of baked snack mix to carry you back.  In this recipe, the classic Nuts & Bolts gets a spice make-over and goes gluten-free, …

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Mediterranean Chicken Salad

  This week, we’re going crazy over our new Cascade Mushroom Mix, and what better dish for a summer evening than a light chicken salad with just the right embellishments? We put the mushroom mix …

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Middle Eastern Chicken Salad

  This week, we’re going crazy over our new Cascade Mushroom Mix, and what better dish for a summer evening than a light chicken salad with just the right embellishments? We put the mushroom mix …

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Asian Chicken Salad

This week, we’re going crazy over our new Cascade Mushroom Mix, and what better dish for a summer evening than a light chicken salad with just the right embellishments? We put the mushroom mix in …

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Spicy Baked Hominy

The World Spice Cookbook Club is going to be bringing out New American recipes from Rustic Joyful Food by Danielle Kartes for our July 2016 Meet & Eat. Danielle’s book is chock-full of simple and …

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Dukkah Scones

I love reinventing the scone with new flavors, especially savory ones. Dukkah is an exotic spice blend traditionally used as a dip for bread with olive oil. In these scones, it adds just a hint …

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Szechuan Lemon Curd

We are always game to try an adventurous spice pairing, and this one came out a winner! Lemon curd is a delightful decadence, sweet-tart and intense, and made even more exceptional with a fresh zing …

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BBQ Broccoli

Eat your vegetables? Yes, please! We love to cook outside the box, so why not treat broccoli like BBQ. Seasoned with KC Tailgater’s BBQ Rub and roasted to perfection in a hot heavy skillet, we …

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Adobo Pumpkin Seeds

These tasty nuts are a wonderful blend of savory and sweet. Use them as a garnish on our Southwest Pumpkin Soup or simply for snacking. PrintAdobo Spiced Pumpkin Seeds Ingredients1 tablespoon ground Adobo 1 teaspoon …

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Sheng Jian Baozi with Chile Oil

The World Spice Cookbook Club is grilling, steaming and frying at the August 2015 Meet & Eat. We are all cooking from Andrea Nguyen’s classic Asian Dumplings: Mastering Gyoza, Spring Rolls, Samosas, and More and her …

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Tostadas de Higado de Pollo

What’s that? Chicken Liver Toasts with Caramelized Onions, Mango and Watercress! That’s right, the World Spice Coobook Club is going to Puerto Rico — at least our tastebuds are. This is one of the delicious …

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Banana Upside Down Cake

This Banana Upside-Down Cake sounded so delicious that we just have to make it for our “Brazilian Barbecue & Beyond” Cookbook Club Meet & Eat! From the authors, “In Brazil there are many types of …

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Paprika Potatoes

Smoked paprika is an indispensable ingredient in any spice pantry, and the authors of Fresh & Fermented agree! Check out their delicious recipe below! “Smoked paprika, also known as pimentón, has finally reached mainstream status …

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Caraway Kraut

Our April Cookbook Club selection is Fresh & Fermented: 85 Delicious Ways to Make Fermented Carrots, Kraut, and Kimchi Part of Every Meal by Julie O’Brien and Richard Climenhage. Join us to taste and learn about the mysteries …

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Turmeric Tropical Smoothie

I love a simple combination where all the ingredients are balanced and the flavors blend perfectly. This tropical smoothie with turmeric is a great example. Any number of ingredients would make a great add-in, from …

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Voodoo Cheese Ball

The Seattle Seahawks are at it again, and we are busily prepping food for the next playoff game. This time it is a spiced up version of the classic cheese ball, enhanced with a little …

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Harissa Spiced Pecans

We never tire of whipping up different spiced nut combinations. Salty or sweet, hot or mild, there are endless combinations to try. Harissa Spiced Pecans are especially addictive, though, because they have it all: mild …

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Besar Shrimp Skewers

To celebrate the last gasp of summer, and the upcoming release of World Spice at Home, enjoy another sneak peek from the book! The combination of exotic spices on seafood served with pineapple will transport …

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Millet-Coriander Carrot Cake

It’s a toss up whether the texture or flavor of this cake make it such a winner, but there’s no doubt it’s delicious. The crunch of whole millet is surrounded by cake made velvety smooth …

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