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Frijoles De Lia Recipe

Frijoles de olla are a traditional dish of brothy beans cooked in an earthen¬ware pot (an olla) that are hearty enough to be a meal in and of themselves. I like to get lost in a good book and have started reading Nourished by Lia Huber.  It’s her memoir of food, faith, and enduring love.  Three …

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BBQ Baked Beans

These BBQ Baked Beans are made with a variety of beans, ground beef, and BBQ sauce, making them a hearty dish that the whole family will love.  They can be eaten as a main course or as a tasty side. I am was sitting at my computer and started to work on this post about BBQ Baked …

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Vinegar Slaw

 This recipe for vinegar slaw is based on my dear sweet mother-in-law’s recipe that she used for years.  As a farmer’s wife, she knew how to cook good food and a lot of it.  I am happy to be able to share this version with you. A go-to favorite to serve with barbecue is coleslaw. …

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Musselman’s Apple Butter Baked Beans

When I attended a summer social last month in Asheville, I received a little recipe book with recipes for Musselman’s Apple Butter. Apple Butter. Honestly, I had never used apple butter in recipes, so I was intrigued.

Flipping through the recipe book, I saw a photo and recipe for Apple Butter Bake Beans. As luck would have it, I have been wanting a good recipe for making homemade baked beans. It must have been meant for me to try. So I did.

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