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Cheesy Kale Chips

Cheesy Kale Chips

I was skeptical to try making my own kale chips. I’ve heard they are ridiculously good that parents have even gotten their leafy-green eating toddlers munching on them nonstop. With leftover kale from the cinnamon and red wine braised shortribs, I decided “why the heck not try them” since I had no other planned use…

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Homemade Tomatillo Salsa

Homemade Tomatillo Salsa

This is one of those tapas that falls more in the Texan camp than the Spanish camp, but I wanted it, so we made it. My mom has made this amazing green tomatillo salsa for as long as I can remember, and it is always so spectacularly tasty. I never realized how easy it was…

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Aubergine and Red Pepper Dip

Aubergine and Red Pepper Dip

Continuing our exploration into Tapas, we decided to cook up a Spanish dip to accompany the fresh bread we had purchased for the evening. This dip not only tasted delicious on slices of crusty bread but on tortilla chips and probably would complement a turkey sandwich perfectly. This dip goes through essentially the same process…

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Citrus Marinated Olives

Citrus Marinated Olives

Last weekend, we threw a Tapas Party for a few friends. They might think it was because we wanted to see them. In reality, we just wanted an excuse to cook good food. Over the next few posts, we’ll talk about all the tapas we made. The biggest difficulty with throwing a Tapas party is…

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Holy Guacamole

Holy Guacamole

Hands down, the best guacamole we’ve ever had comes from Boudro’s on the Riverwalk in San Antonio. Most of the Riverwalk is a giant tourist trap, but there are a few gems for which it’s worth a once San Antonio native like Dustin venturing out among the throngs of people. Boudro’s guacamole alone is enough…

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Semi-Homemade Pita Chips

Semi-Homemade Pita Chips

There is no better afternoon snack than freshly made pita chips, hot out of the oven then doused in a layer of hummus. Pita chips and hummus are serious staples in our diet, so we thought it might be fun to try to make our own pita chips, reminiscent of those found at Mediterranean restaurants.…

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