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Turkey Enchiladas

So, today is our “transition” from dairy to meat. When I taught the manicotti lesson I explained that if you like lasagna, ravioli and stuffed shells then you’d love manicotti, since it’s basically the same thing in a varied form. Same as enchiladas. If you like tacos, burritos, taquitos, quesadillas, etc, you will like...

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Baked Mac and Cheese

This is an ATK (America’s Test Kitchen) recipe that has become my go-to mac and cheese. You make a classic cheese sauce, starting with the roux (equal parts fat and flour) but the small additions here of minced garlic, cayenne and dry mustard give it a fantastic flavor. The sauce to noodle ratio is...

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Best Granola and Parfaits

  I adapted this recipe from my fave granola recipe (which is, I think, listed on this site). The original recipe calls for more allspice than cinnamon (did you know that allspice comes from the ground berries of the evergreen tree?).

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Waffles

It DOES seem like we’ve been doing a lot of breakfast. As I’ve said, we are in a “kitchen utensils and appliances” unit: an intro of sorts.