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"Baby I'm Scared of You" Instant Pot White Beans with Ham Hocks Recipe

Christmas always brings in new toys, and I'm happy to have this Instapot to break in and make you the beneficiary. So let's just say this will be the gift that keeps on giving. Seeing I'm late to the Instapot craze, I'm in catch-up mode and hope to be as prolific as Quincy Jones once I get the hang of it. For my first foray into things, I decided to convert an older traditional stove-top recipe for white bean stew. Plus, I had leftover ham hocks I was trying to get rid of from the pork nachos recipe for tonight's bowl games. Feel free to use this recipe to make black-eyed peas for New Year's as the peas are easily substitutable for white beans in this recipe.

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"You Know How We Do It" grilled mahi mahi with papaya-tequila lime sauce

If you're looking for a delicious seafood dinner, grilled mahi mahi is where it's at! This lean white fish is flavorful and easy to grill up, making it the perfect meal when you're short on time. Plus, mahi mahi is packed with vitamins and minerals - so you can feel good about eating healthy. Absolutely …

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"Love X Love" Cherry Tomato Salad w/ Whipped Feta

As the weather starts to warm up, I find myself craving lighter, fresher dishes. This cherry tomato salad is the perfect solution for your next summer bbq! It's easy to make, low in calories, and packed with flavor. The sweetness of the peaches pairs perfectly with the tangy feta and creamy avocado, and the Shishito …

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"Afraid" crispy roasted okra

Crispy roasted okra is one of my new favorite veggies. Its a no-fuss, delicious side that is ready in less than 30 minutes. Down here in Texas we're lucky to still be able to get fresh okra locally. If you're fortunate enough as well this is a great side you can add that will free you up to focus on other dishes. Many people fear okra because of the slime. Don't fear the slime, as a matter of fact, follow the great Nelson Mandela's words and don't fear anything - "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." I recently discovered the musician Mimi. She is an incredibly inspiring and brave artist. Check out her song "Afraid" as an example of her talent and testimony.

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"Take Some, Leave Some" Smoked Baby Back Jerk Ribs

Grilling season for me is all year round. I'm not much for rain, but the elements generally do not stop me from that grill life, especially during football playoffs season. Big games are scheduled this winter weekend so I'll be pretending I'm vacationing in the islands with an ice cold Red Stripe Lager and these slow-smoked jerk ribs. Make this for your gameday experience or wait til the summer if you're not inclined to deal with the weather. Enjoy

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