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Sundried Tomato Pesto Sauce

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For as much as I absolutely love great pesto, I’m always looking for a way to do it differently. This sundried tomato version from Central isn’t just great on pasta, it also works well on sandwiches in my opinion. Try it for yourself and see!

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Spiced-Up Chicken in Coconut Shells with Mango Cream

In Chile Peppers, Recipes, Spicy Main Dishes by Dave DeWittLeave a Comment

This dish is really worth the effort as it makes a very elegant and highly tropical presentation. To test if a coconut is fresh, pound a nail into one of the “eyes,” drain the coconut water and taste. If it tastes sweet it is fresh. Go ahead, mix a drink with some of the coconut water and rum or Scotch. You’ll be surprised by how good it tastes. Open the coconut by baking at 375 degrees F. for 15 minutes and let cool. Then, using a hacksaw, cut it in half. From the article Mango Madness!

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Oven-roasted Potatoes Sprinkled with Rosemary, Garlic, and Peperoncino Powder

In Chile Peppers, Holiday & Seasonal, Recipes, Spicy Side Dishes by Mark MaskerLeave a Comment

Potatoes are an industry standard when it comes to holiday cooking. They’re the bricks for building comfort food. Whipping up good mashed spuds isn’t exactly quantum physics. Transforming them into something special to be remembered, though, well, there’s a touch of art to that. Or you can use this Italian oven-roasted version from our Italian holiday feast feature.