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Pulled Pork Nachos

Are you ready for some football!? The truth is, football for me is about two things: comforting background noise, and really great food. I can follow along well enough, I think, but I never learned the rules properly. Despite all this, I love football because every Autumn Sunday of my childhood was filled with the …

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Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

<center My parents are known for their routines. Since I was about 12 years old, they’ve visited the same Mexican restaurant every Friday night – or at least, they did until they moved across town last year. Believe it or not, they’ll still make the 45 minute drive across San Antonio every now and then …

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Beef & Mushroom Stir Fry

We all have them: recipes in the arsenal straight from Mom’s kitchen. We rarely mess with them because really, why mess with perfection? One of my favorite things about cooking from memory is that you have that select set of go-to, weeknight meals that speak to you heart the same way a hug from your …

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Mama’s Egg Rolls

Years ago, my Nan started frequenting a nail salon near her house. She said it made her feel pretty to get her nails done every couple of weeks, and she always delighted in getting adorable little designs, especially when there was a holiday around the corner. I vividly remember her glee at bright green nails …

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Sausage Vegetable Lasagna

Lately I’ve become obsessed with Lasagna. Which is weird for me. Growing up, it was one of the few dishes that my nanny did not make well, so much so that it turned me off of it completely. I think it had something to do with the crunchy noodles where they got overcooked. Blech! Or …

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Baked Onion Soup

There are few soups more comforting to me than savory, flavorful Baked Onion Soup. I think the first time I had it I was 5 or 6, and it was at this restaurant-bar-club spot called Gallagher’s. The special crock of bubbling, molten hot soup wafting its way towards me in the restaurant.. I can still …

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