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The Awesomest Peanut Brittle in the World

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Oh my god, where has December gone? I can’t believe it’s almost over and this is only my third post of the month. But seriously, it’s not all my fault. I had a weekend getaway (Leavenworth, WA, so fun!), I had jury duty (depressing case, don’t ask), and then it was Christmas. But now, finally, here is Peanut Brittle! I also had to wait and post this because I sent some to my mom and aunt for Christmas and I didn’t want to spoil the surprise.

This was seriously easy. I was afraid it . . . → Read More: The Awesomest Peanut Brittle in the World

Chicken Tagine with Chickpeas & Golden Raisins

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This is a kind of recipe mash-up. A lamb tagine recipe (with the wonderful & amazing spice-paste-rub stuff) and a chicken tagine recipe with the tomatoes and broth and oven cooking. And wow, good call to mix the two recipes togetther! This was WONDERFUL — all caps wonderful. I wrote it down right after dinner so I would remember exactly what I did.

Let’s see, what else? I did not make this in an actual tagine (*hint* *hint*) but a big, heavy, ovenproof, wide skillet. That worked well. I also used some of a spice . . . → Read More: Chicken Tagine with Chickpeas & Golden Raisins

Pasta e Ceci. Well, Pretty Much…

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This is a great recipe in which to use some of that turkey stock you just made. Or, of course, chicken stock works well too. Vegetable stock/broth probably too. This is not completely authentic, I’m sure. I’ve added tomatoes and tweaked the ingredients to my liking. Such as: I prefer this very garlicky and thick but you can adapt that to your needs. It can be stew-like or soup like. You can prepare it dressed like a reindeer. The choices are endless.

I also used a mix of spinach and wheat rigatoni, making it more . . . → Read More: Pasta e Ceci. Well, Pretty Much…