Italian Sausage And Cheese Dip

I have not fallen in love with Velveeta, but the stuff does have its uses. One is a version of that old favorite, cheese and sausage dip, introduced to Jerri and me by our neighbors, Jill and Lonnie. This version was brought north from Oklahoma and uses sweet Italian sausage instead of ordinary breakfast sausage.…
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Joyce’s Sausage Pinwheels

My brother-in-law Merle was a regional credit manager for Phillips 66. As anyone in business will tell you, a sale is not complete until you have been paid. A credit manager’s job is to see that the company gets paid. This is not always easy. When Merle was transferred to a territory which included Alabama…
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Easy Masoor Dal

Rice and bread are both rather bland foods. If you are a vegetarian, you don’t have the option of adding chicken to that pot of rice or topping your bread with beef gravy or barbecued pork to add some flavor. That may partly explain why dal was invented by some imaginative cook on the Indian…
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Gina’s Quesadillas

If you think quesadillas are Mexican, you’re half right. Traditional quesadillas consist of corn tortillas folded over cheese to make half-moon-shaped turnovers that are cooked on a comal or griddle until the tortilla is done and the cheese melted. Maize, which we call corn, was domesticated by native Americans thousands of years ago, probably somewhere…
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 Sally’s Hot Chicken Dip

My sister Barbara has been cooking almost as long as I have, and she knows a good dish when she tastes something. That’s how she got this recipe for a hot chicken dip from the beautician who has been styling her hair for many years. Sally, whose shop is near Seeley, Wisconsin, offered Barb some…
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