Barbecue Pork Ribs

My sister Meg has two young boys and they love ribs, along with their other favorite meal, quesadillas and steamed broccoli. Meg cleverly cuts the prepared barbecue sauce with a bit of ketchup to appeal to the younger palate by cutting the strength of the barbecue sauce. You dont need to be young to nosh these ribs.

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Slow Cooker: Sujata’s Curried Chicken Wings

People just adore all manner of chicken wings and there are dozens of glazes and marinades to spice them up. This version is coated with a homemade curry paste and have a colorful history. They are mildly spicy, flavorful, and fabulous, easily made in the slow cooker.

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My Best Sauces: Not Your Mother’s Tangy BBQ Sauce

So the summer is rolling and it is BBQ time again. This is just plain ol’ BBQ sauce; unadulterated and straightforward. My favorite. And made in the slow cooker. I make many types of sauces in the slow cooker, but this is one I consider one of my foundation sauces.

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My Best Sauces: Rib-Eyes with Red Wine Pan Sauce

When writing NYM Weeknight Cooking, I spent time making sure all the basic pan sauces were included for the stovetop dishes. After all, they are fast and they are incredibly delicious, as well as being so basic to make, even a new-to-the-kitchen who never cooked before can master them in a flash.

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Warm Spinach Salad with Bacon and Feta for One

Every day we need new inspiration for our salad of fresh greens. And bacon is IN in the culinary universe. So often there are no recipes for one serving. And that is all you want to make. The baby spinach is so easy to find now in the supermarket produce section and organic to boot!

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Mint and Lemon Crusted Rack of Lamb with Mascarpone Creamed Spinach


Rack of lamb might be an extravagance, but it is also one of the easiest lamb dishes to prepare. You will look like a master chef serving it. Topping the rack with a crust is a classic preparation for this…

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Black and White Bean Salad

The best effect of the vegan revolution is that beans have a new found respect. I adore bean salads and this one is from California Sol Food from the Junior League of San Diego (2004). The mango is sensational with the tomato, beans, and cucumber.

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Coleslaw with Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing

Everyone eats coleslaw! There are all manner of cole slaws, since cabbage takes to so many flavor additions. Here is the most basic coleslaw you will ever find and the most addicting. The first time I was served it, a specialty of my friend the late Mary Ann McCready, I almost poo-pooed it for being too simple. But I dare you to stop eating after a few bites. The secret is good, organic apple cider vinegar, one of Mary Ann’s favorite ingredients, which tastes way better than just regular cider vinegar. While you can shred the cabbage in the food processor, Mary Ann always used her favorite chef knife and took the time to hand cut the cabbage very fine; she said it made the salad better.

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Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken

A “Pulled BBQ Chicken” recipe for your Slow Cooker, by Beth Hensperger.

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