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ADDICTIVE PECAN PIE BARS

INGREDIENTS FOR THE SHORTBREAD CRUST:  3/4 cup (6oz/ 170g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature  1/2 cup (3 1/2oz/ 99g) packed soft brown sugar (preferably light but dark is fine)  2 cups (8 1/2oz/ 240g) all purpose flour  1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon salt FOR THE PECAN TOPPING:  1/2 cup …

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My understanding of beautiful, ugly, attractive, and other aesthetic-related adjectives used to be extremely warped. Growing up, I begged to stop getting boxed braids because they were too “different,” compared to what the Nicoles and Ashleys of my class had. I took family members’ advice of avoiding the sun — …

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Super Easy Pasta Nicoise

Ingredients ½ (450 g) package farfalle pasta, about 3½ cups (875 mL) 2 cups (500 mL) 2-inch (5 cm) pieces asparagus 1 lemon 1 cup (250 mL) plain Greek-style or Balkan-style yogurt 2 cloves garlic minced 1 cup (250 mL) multicoloured cherry tomatoes, cut in half ⅓ cup (75 mL) snipped fresh chives ¼ cup (60 mL) pitted and finely chopped …

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Low Carb Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 4 poblano peppers 1 lb extra-lean ground beef (or ground turkey) 2 cloves garlic minced 1 tbsp chili powder 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp paprika 1 red pepper, diced 1 red onion, diced 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese Optional toppings Store-bought pico de gallo or salsa Sliced avocado cilantro sour cream Instructions Preheat oven to 400 F. Wash and de-seed poblano peppers, …

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Peach Slab Bread

Ingredients 1 Sweet Bread Dough (recipe is posted on the blog, look up Sweet Bread Dough, link is also shared in the blog post) Peach Topping 10 ripe peaches 1/2 cup raw sugar, granulated sugar, brown sugar divided 1/4 cup and 1/4 cup 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 lemon, juice of one lemon 2 tbsp corn starch Streusel Topping 1 1/2 tbsp butter 1/3 cup flour …

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German Buttercream

IngredientsCustard 2 cups milk 3/4 cup sugar 4 egg yolks 3 tbsp cornstarch 3 tbsp flour 1/8 tsp salt Buttercream 2 cups room temperature butter 1 cup powdered sugar use more for sweeter buttercream 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 1 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste InstructionsCustard In a sauce pan whisk together milk (2cups), egg yolks (4) and sugar (3/4cup) and salt (1/8tsp). Pour about 1/2 of this mixture into a dish. …

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Corn, Avocado, & Black Bean Summer Salad

Ingredients 1 red onion 1/4 cup fresh cilantro 2 cups corn fresh or frozen 2 cups grape tomatoes halved 1 (15 oz) can black beans drained and rinsed 2 avocados diced Dressing 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp salt 1 tsp ground black pepper Instructions In a small bowl or measuring cup, add all dressing ingredients and whisk to combine. Set aside. In a food processor add onion …