Easy Cheeseburger and Mashed Potato Casserole

This is another one of my grandmother’s recipes, and my sister’s favorite meal. It is classic comfort food sure to fill your belly on a cold day, or great for whipping up when you’ve got a crowd to feed. The mashed potatoes take a little time, but the end result is completely worth it. Alternatively,…

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5 Easy Ways to Eat Mexican for Cinco de Mayo

I feel as though I should start this post with a disclaimer:  I claim no Mexican heritage and do not consider this food to be “authentic” Mexican. It’s Mexican food the way fried chicken in sweet and sour sauce is Chinese food, or the way British curry is Indian. These might have been Mexican dishes once,…

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Sweet and Spicy Caribbean Meatballs

I have been obsessed with pirates since I was 13 years old and read Treasure Island for the first time. After that came the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, and now I can’t get enough Black Sails. I had pirates on my mind when I thought of this recipe, which uses brown sugar, pineapple, jalapeno,…

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Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

This is a light, delicious pasta salad perfect for outdoor entertaining as barbecue season arrives, or for eating inside by the air conditioner while you try to beat the summer heat. The creamy sauce pairs perfectly with grilled chicken, crisp celery, rich bleu cheese, and crunchy bacon for a salad that delights with both taste and texture….

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