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Chiles When it's Chilly

I’m almost ashamed at how close Mike came to convincing me we should order Inglewood Pizza tonight - he knew I was an easy target, my defenses having been knocked down by the deep snow and PJs I had been in most of the afternoon. I stopped him as he picked up the phone, in fact. I’m so glad I did - I had another recipe to test using my mishmash of peppers. Right now I can smell the tumble of oil-slicked peppers, tomatoes, chilies and garlic roasting in the oven.

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Extreme Makeover: Turkey Edition

Ah, the morning after the year before. With a stash of Christmas chocolate still taking up most of one kitchen cupboard and having just finished the last of the stuffing (crispy bits are the best part of the entire turkey dinner) for lunch, I find myself suffering from a food hangover.

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Dining Out With Kids - Ironwood Stage & Grill

Thank you, Ironwood, for not differentiating between dining out B.C. (before children) and A.D. (after diapers).

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Christmas Grub Exchange

I love Christmas cookie exchanges, but I do have a few theories on why they appear to be losing popularity: 1) who really needs 8 dozen (or more) cookies, all with the same expiry date? 2) There’s usually not enough freezer space, and 3) people tend to store them all in one giant container, making the crisp ones soft and drying out the soft ones – eventually they all start to taste the same.


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