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Apple Cider Sangria

Apple Cider Sangria
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8
Servings
8
Apple Cider Sangria
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Servings
8
Servings
8
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Combine the water, sugar, cinnamon sticks, orange peel, and ginger in a small saucepan. Heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar dissolves. Set Aside
  2. Combine the wine, vodka, and cider in a pitcher. Add the syrup along with the cinnamon and ginger, and orange peel.
  3. Add the fruits to the wine mixture. Allow to chill for 30 minutes or so. To serve; pour into glasses and top with a generous splash of seltzer water.
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Chicken and Poblano Chili

Chicken and Poblano Chili
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This takes time, but it is worth the effort. Use different chilies to adjust the heat. It would be great with pork and black beans or what ever ingredients you love.
Servings
4
Servings
4
Chicken and Poblano Chili
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This takes time, but it is worth the effort. Use different chilies to adjust the heat. It would be great with pork and black beans or what ever ingredients you love.
Servings
4
Servings
4
Ingredients
Sauce
Chili
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Instructions
To Make The Sauce
  1. Use kitchen shears to cut open the peppers. Remove the stem and the seeds. Place the peppers in a large roasting pan. Place in a 300 degree oven and roast for a few minutes. This is to warm the peppers slightly and begin to release their oils.
  2. Heat the water to a simmer. Remove the pan from the heat and add the chilies. To keep the chilies submerged in the water, place another pot into the chili pot and weight it down. Allow the chilies to soak for at least 20 minutes.
  3. Check to see if the chilies are soft. If they aren't let them soak a few more minutes. Once they are soft, remove them to a strainer and allow to cool.
  4. Working in batches, blend or process the chilies with fresh water. (1 cup chilies to 2 cups water) the mixture should be fairly smooth, but there will be bits of skin.
  5. When all of the chilies have been processed, pour the mixture through a fine sieve. Use a spoon to press as much of the liquid chili through the sieve. Discard the pulp in the sieve.
  6. Add a pinch of salt and a bit of agave syrup to taste. This makes a good 4 cups of sauce. Use in the chili recipe. Freeze the extra.
Chili
  1. Heat a large soup pot over medium high heat. Add the chopped bacon and cook until the bacon is browned. Remove the bacon and drain on a paper towel. Pour off the drippings, leaving any browned bits. Add the olive oil to the pot.
  2. Add the chicken bits to the pan and cook until lightly browned. Cook in batches if necessary. Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon and set aside. Leave the drippings in the pan. Work on roasting the poblano peppers while the chicken cooks.
  3. Use a broiler to roast 2 of the Poblano peppers. Place the peppers on the broiler rack and position the rack about 3 inches from the heat source. Broil turning frequently until the peppers are blistered and blackened all over. This may take up to 10 minutes depending on your broiler
  4. Place the roasted peppers in a bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Allow to sit for 5 - 8 minutes. The skin should come off easily. Remove the stems and seeds and chop and set aside
  5. Chop the remaining poblano pepper and add it along with the onions, garlic, and jalapeno to the soup pot. Cook for about 5 minutes until the peppers and onion are softened and the garlic is fragrant.
  6. Add the cumin and chili powder to the pan and cook for 3 minutes more. Return the chicken and bacon to the pot and stir to combine. Add the beer to the pot stirring to loosen any brown bits. Cook for a minute or so.
  7. Add the chili sauce, drained tomatoes, roasted poblanos, and the chicken stock. Bring just to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes.
  8. Add the pinto beans and continue to cook 15 minutes more. This can be served immediately, but it is better after a day or two in the refrigerator.
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Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake

Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake
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A moist and delicious cake. Use your favorite kind of apple.
Servings
16
Servings
16
Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake
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A moist and delicious cake. Use your favorite kind of apple.
Servings
16
Servings
16
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Combine the butter, sugar, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high heat for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Pour into the bundt pan.
  3. Layer the apples and walnuts evenly over the caramel. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, water, and the remaining 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Beat for 2 minutes. Pour over the apple caramel mixture.
  5. Bake for approximately 45 minutes. Begin checking for "doneness" after 30 minutes. A toothpick poked in the center of the cake should come out clean. When cake is done, remove from the oven and cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  6. Carefully invert the cake onto the cooling rack. Allow to cool completely before transferring to a serving plate.
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Italian Tacos

Italian Tacos
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4
Servings
4
Italian Tacos
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Servings
4
Servings
4
Ingredients
Salsa Verde
Italian Tacos
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Instructions
  1. To make the salsa: Combine the herbs, capers, garlic, lemon zest and juice in the bowl of a processor. Process until coarsely chopped, scraping the bowl as necessary.
  2. Add the olive oil and process until finely chopped, scraping bowl as necessary. If mixture is too thick add water a little at a time until the consistency is as you like it. Pour the salsa into a container cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Grill or broil the sausages. Allow to cool enough to slice thinly. Combine the sausage slices and the marinara sauce in a saucepan. Simmer for 5-7 minutes.
  4. While the sausage simmers, saute the the onions and peppers in the olive oil. They should be lightly browned but still crunchy.
  5. Assemble the Tacos: Divide the sausage between the tortillas. Top the sausage with the peppers and onions. Add the tomato slices. Drizzle with the Salsa Verde and sprinkle with the cheese.
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Summer Corn Chowder

Summer Corn Chowder
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Servings
4
Servings
4
Summer Corn Chowder
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Servings
4
Servings
4
Ingredients
Corn Broth
Chowder
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Corn Broth
  1. Put the bare corn cobs and chopped onion in a soup pot. Add 5 cups water (or enough to cover) and a pinch of salt. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook covered for 1 hour. Turn off heat and allow to steep covered for another hour. Remove the cobs and onions and use in soup.
Chowder
  1. Heat a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the chopped bacon and cook until crisp. This should take about 5 minutes. Remove the bacon, let it drain on paper towels and reserve. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon drippings from the pot.
  2. Add the onions, celery, jalapeno, and peppers to the pot and cook about 5 minutes stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften. Add the corn kernels and cook another 2 - 3 minutes. Stir in the chili powder and cook 1 minute more.
  3. Add the half and half and corn broth to the pot. Bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer and add the shredded potatoes, green onions and thyme. cook 15 minutes until the potatoes are tender and everything is happy. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with the reserved bacon and grated cheddar.
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