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pumpkin spice riggies
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How to Make Pumpkin Spice Utica Riggies [VIDEO]

Utica's chicken riggies are a staple in kitchens and restaurants across Central New York. Here's a harvest time sweet twist on the classic - Pumpkin Spice Riggies.

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utica pizza
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How to Make Utica Style Upside Down Pizza in 5 Easy Steps

Utica's upside down pizza is an iconic taste treat found only in Central New York. The sauce-on-top pie isn't difficult to replicate at home. Here's how to do it in 5 easy steps.

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How to Make Switchel
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How to Make Switchel [VIDEO]

Switchel is a classic American beverage which traces its history back to the Colonial era. It is made with ginger, apple cider vinegar and a sweetener such as maple syrup, honey or molasses.

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Green Chile Stew
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New Mexico Inspired Pork Potato and Green Chile Stew [RECIPE]

I spent some quality time in Albuquerque recently. We visited for the International Balloon Fiesta, but in reality, I went for the food. With its strong Native American influence, New Mexican cuisine differs a bit from traditional Mexican or Baja style you'll find on the west coast. I grabbed a recipe for Green Chile Stew and made a batch last night.

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homemade rhubarb jam
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Homemade Rhubarb Jam

I saw some rhubarb at the grocery store this weekend and decided to pick some up and try something new. I've done rhubarb pies and cobblers before, so this time, I wanted to try a jam.

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ingredients to make goulash
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What Is The Right Way to Make Goulash?

I got a hankering for goulash today.  It's a dish I'd never made at home so I jumped online looking for a recipe.  Goulash is apparently a lot like chili - there are ways to do it right and wrong.

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sopapillas
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Making Sopapillas at Home

One of my favorite ways to finish of a meal at one of Central New York's great Mexican restaurants is with an order of sopapillas.

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Potluck Idea – Taco Cheese Dip

Taco Cheese Dip is an easy to whip up side for a pot luck.

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Finished Potato Skins
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How to Make Potato Skins at Home

Potato Skins are a favorite appetizer at many restaurants and a favorite of ours.  I figured out a few years ago how to make them at home.  They're easy, but a little time consuming.  The trick is actually cooking the potatoes three times.

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Margarita Flatbread Pizza on Garlic Naan

Last night's dinner was a quick and tasty flatbread pizza on garlic naan.

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bacon tomato grilled cheese
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Bacon Tomato Grilled Cheese [PHOTO]

In case you didn't know, the Internet loves bacon.  So I'm conducting a little experiement to see how popular I can make this Instagram photo I took of last night's dinner.  A deluxe grilled cheese sandwich with bacon and tomato.

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Turkey Bacon Ranch Sub
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Homemade Turkey Bacon Ranch Sub Sandwich

I took some left over turkey and make a great tasting submarine sandwich.  Click through the jump to see how I put it together.

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