Barbar’s Granola

Barbar’s Granola Toasty, sweet, crispy, and a hint of tart mixed in, this is Jordan’s favorite granola. Since granola is so expensive, we set-out to make it from scratch, saving about $10 per batch. It’s the perfect granola. Jump to Recipe Barbar’s Granola Toasty, sweet, crispy, and a hint of tart mixed in, this is […]

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Gramma’s Soup

Gramma’s Soup Oddly satisfying, deceptively simple, and my go-to dinner on exhausted nights when dinner must be made, but I have no oomph left to make it. This beef-vegetable soup sinks down into our bones, nourishing every ache, and settling easy on the stomach no matter what ails us. It’s like magic. Jump to Recipe […]

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Cilantro-Lime Rice

Cilantro-Lime Rice Who knew something so simple could taste so freakin’ amazing?!  Never again will Mexican restaurants pass any kind of rice test with us. Yeah, that means YOU Chipotle, with your fake limey rice that has NUTHIN’ on this. Eat this, baby. Yeah. I told ’em. Jump to Recipe Cilantro-Lime Rice Print Course Side Dish […]

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Mexican Chorizo

Mexican Chorizo Mexican Chorizo is a Mexican staple. It’s a fatty ground pork made with dried chilies and just a few of the most noteworthy southern spices. Ground coriander (ground cilantro seeds) gives a fragrant and fresh floral tone accented by lime, while the chilies only lend their awesome flavor without the heat of fresh […]

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Mexican Breakfast Omelette

Mexican Breakfast Omelette Designed to be a bit lighter on the flavor and fatty side for breakfast, I started making this Mexican Breakfast Omelette right after discovering Chorizo. It was a natural fit. Chorizo softened by lean ground beef, eggs, garlic, onions, cheddar, sour cream, salsa… need I say more? Jump to Recipe   Mexican […]

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Jordan’s Most Totally Amazing Mashed Potatoes

Jordan’s Most Totally Amazing Mashed Potatoes Having a stand-alone recipe for mashed potatoes is a must. No need to slather on the gravy here. Jordan has a distinguished palette, and came-up with this stellar stand-alone one day, and since the proportions of the typical stand-alone ingredients were dead-on, we immortalized them into the Emerson Mashed […]

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Oven-Roasted Chicken

Oven-Roasted Chicken This recipe is more about the technique of roasting a chicken than the recipe. An ingredients recipe is included, but outside of the chicken itself and the way it’s roasted, everything else is up for interpretation. Your interpretation. What sounds good right now? It’s your flavor palette waiting to be created. What seasoning […]

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Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo A traditional Filipino mainstay, Chicken Adobo incites excited buzz in our home just at the mention of its pending preparation. Chicken stewed in the tradition combo of soy sauce and vinegar, served over rice, and topped with chopped fresh mango, cilantro, and onion as our favorites. Favorite toppings seem to evolve, as the […]

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Beef & Bean Chili

Beef & Bean Chili Beef & Bean Chili Beef & Bean Chili Beef & Bean Chili 1 2 3 4 Beef & Bean Chili Hearty and rich, this mildly spicy beef & bean chili is full of fresh veggies and light on the digestion, warming me from head to toe on cold nights. It’s reminiscent […]

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Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding My perfectly-seasoned Bread Pudding that won’t put you in a sugar coma. I was never one for overly-sweet desserts when I came to America, and this dish was designed to scratch all my Bread Pudding itches without putting my adrenals in crisis. Jump to Recipe what’s cool about this recipe Super Easy & […]

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Zuppa Toscana

Barb’s Zuppa Toscana 1 Barb’s Zuppa Toscana Purely from scratch, and better ingredients and proportions make this Zuppa Toscana a creamy, hearty, and robust sausage-potato soup; every bite is perfection. For around 25 years, I’ve been making and tweaking this recipe to make it better, and more like its Olive Garden counterpart.  The result is […]

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Barb’s Italian Beef Sausage

Barb’s Italian Beef Sausage Since we’re allergic to pork, and so many of our favorite recipes call for sausage, a few years ago I set out to create an Italian beef sausage recipe that hit all my favorite flavor notes. This is it, and it’s my favorite sausage. It’s floral, and I think pretty wonderful. […]

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