Meatloaf (9 of 10)

Meatloaf

Some dishes are hard to recreate or make variations of because there’s so much nostalgia tied up in them. The dishes that graced the family dinner table for special occasions or as a go-to meal every week. While it could certainly use an update, it’s hard to let go of “what it’s supposed to taste…

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Baked Squash and Meat Sauce (8 of 8)

Baked Squash with Meat Sauce (Kaddo Bourani)

The sad truth about a lot of European-style food, which let’s admit is a lot of what Americans eat, is that there isn’t a lot of mixing of sweet and savory. Sure, we’ll go in for the salted caramel desserts but rarely for sugar in the main course. But that’s too bad for us because…

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Slow cooker chile (7 of 7)

Slow Cooker Texas-Style Chili

Let’s just preface this post by saying that I have never been to Texas and most of the Texans I know are vegetarians. There wasn’t anyone around to judge the Texas-ness of this chili, except me of course and well, between growing up in New England and living in California my credentials aren’t great. But…

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