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Southern-style biscuits

It's funny how terms can be both simple and confusing. When I was a kid, biscuits meant crisp, flat and unsweetened bread. If they were sweet, they were cookies. Simple. Then, I grew up. You'd think that by learning more and broadening one's horizons, things would get even … [Read more...]

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My corned beef sandwich recipe

I've always thought that ham sandwich was the epitome of comfort food, sandwich version, but I've changed my mind. About 80 percent of the corned beef that I made went straight between slices of bread. I really need to make space inside the fridge so that I can brine more … [Read more...]

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Frita Cubana (burger topped with shoestring potatoes)

I owe this recipe to a drained mouse battery. I was working yesterday, my mouse went dead, I needed to recharge the battery and, while waiting, there was nothing much to do. I watched TV with Speedy, he switched to the Food Network, and there was this show, Burger Land, that … [Read more...]

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Hollandaise chicken sandwich

The ubiquitous chicken salad sandwich is, more often than not, made with shredded boiled chicken tossed with mayo. Sometimes, chopped vegetables are thrown in. But shredded boiled chicken can be given better texture and flavor by browning the meat in a little butter over … [Read more...]

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Chickpea, cheese and pesto sandwich spread

For a family that has always defined a sandwich as something that has meat between bread slices, one of the biggest challenges I faced when Sam turned vegetarian was coming up with meatless sandwich fillings. Since Sam loves chickpeas and cheese, I decided to make something … [Read more...]

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BLT (bacon, lettuce and tomato) bruschetta

The bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, or BLT as it is more popularly called, is a relatively new invention. Unlike the empanada, for instance, which was being enjoyed in the Mediterranean as early as the 1500s, the BLT was unknown prior to 1900. And on its first … [Read more...]

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Six great ways to make a chicken sandwich

Yesterday, I made a cheese dip that fast became a beloved thing in the house. I said it could double as a salad dressing or a pasta sauce but it appears that there is yet another way to enjoy it.On Tuesday evening, I roasted a chicken marinated in a mixture of masala and … [Read more...]

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Bean burgers with guacamole

Mashed beans, herbs, spices and the right seasoning make wonderful vegetarian burgers. And they are so good served with guacamole on the side. It's a┬ámeal that I prepared for Sam about three weeks ago. I thought I had accidentally deleted the photos (I use Aperture) and … [Read more...]

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Portobello mushroom and bacon sandwiches

If good mushrooms weren't so darn hard to source and if they weren't so expensive, I'd eat them every single day. Unfortunately, the only reasonably priced mushrooms available all year 'round are oyster mushrooms and small ones at that. Button mushrooms aren't all that hard … [Read more...]

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Bread cups with sisig ang cheesy spinach filling

They're not cupcakes nor muffins. They're not mini-pies either because they aren't made with pie crust. They are bread cups. The casing is made with bread dough and the filling consists of two parts -- sisig, that delightful dish made with chopped pig's head, and a spinach … [Read more...]