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This isn't healthy.   Not in a "oh this has 17 grams of sugar per BLAH Blah blah..." way.  It's unhealthy in a "and that's when Timmy stole grandma's motorized wheelchair to support his habit" kind of way. It's a healthy plant-based product in the same way cocaine is a healthy plant-based product, which is to say; not at all.  You've been warned. Like a lot of things you shouldn't do, it can be reproduced at home with mostly common ingredients: 4 cups brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter (melted) 8 eggs 2 lemons, juiced 4 cups blackberry juice   The hardest ingredient to get...

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Pot Roast. The name is simple, straightforward, and minimally descriptive.  A roast in a pot-what could be more simple?  Simple dishes are my favorite, not only because they are easy to prepare, but because you can taste every ingredient. The cooking method makes cheaper (tougher) cuts of meat tender, moist, and flavorful . A properly executed pot roast may be comprised of humble ingredients, but the finished product is anything but.  This one is peppery but not overly spicy, with garlic and herb infused fork-tender meat.  Humans have been gathering around hunks of roasted meat for a long time, and this recipe will remind you why.  And unlike your...

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If you have a cast iron skillet and like pizza, you're in for a treat. If you don't have a skillet, buy one now. I've made pizza on pizza stones, grills, special pizza specific pans, and plain cookie sheets.  I've eaten pizza in 9 countries (including more than a few times in Italy) and I've eaten frozen pizza, so I like to think I've experienced nearly the full spectrum of pizza. Once, I even ate a pizza with corn on it.  Shameful, I know, but such is the nature of addiction. I no longer use anything but my cast iron skillets for making...

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Taco meat. What is taco meat to you?  When I was young it always meant ground beef with generic pre-mixed "Taco" seasoning.  Chicken would be considered an exotic variation, and mixing your own spices was unheard of.  I don't remember how old I was when I first had something other than seasoned ground beef in a taco, but I remember vividly the first time I had Carnitas. It was a revelation.  Tender pork with crispy edges bursting with flavor.  It was like no "taco meat" I had ever had before, and I resolved to reproduce it in my own kitchen.  It...

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Many an aspiring home baker has been discouraged from baking bread by overly complex bread recipes.  This is due to a powerful secret society of bakers called the Leavening Agents whose mission it is to convince the rest of us that baking bread is a mixture of magic and alchemy.  This is of course a complete fiction, but it's on the internet now, so it will be true soon enough. Many bread recipes are intimidating. They start with grains that are hand-harvested and stone-milled before being mixed with mineral laden spring water, sea salt crystals, raw unfiltered cane syrup, clarified...

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