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Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions:
Sweet, Dark & Memorable!

Memorable, these onions, just thin slices of onion cooked til soft and dark and sweet in the slow cooker. My recipe is "extra-special" (I think! I hope you'll agree!) thanks to a little brown sugar and a little dry sherry and now "extra-easy" too thanks to the slow cooker. “Do you still make your three-hour onions?” asked my cousin’s wife Sue when she and Jerry visited this summer.Wow, mighty-memorable onions, my Caramelized Onions. Because, get this, I last made Caramelized Onions for Jerry and Sue, hmm, more than twelve years ago.A Texan taught me to slice piles of onions for Caramelized Onions: they “made” my homemade fajitas, worth the three hours of slow-simmering on the stove to release a golden-dark, decidedly tasty mess of onions.But these days, I’ve traded up from three hours on the stove for eight hours in the slow cooker.Caramelized Onions are one of those special “building blocks” that make a home cook’s kitchen so productive. Use the onions a spoon…

Mexican Pizza (Oaxaca Tlayuda)

So "Mexican Pizza" is much easier to pronounce than "Oaxaca Tlayuda" but give [wa-HA-ka tlay-OO-da] a try, it's got a rhythm to it! And it's super easy to make! All summer, I've been topping one corn tortilla after another, each one different, each one decidedly delicious. They're an excellent way to use up leftovers, the Black Bean Sauce itself is not to be missed. Enjoy! This recipe is so quick and easy
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Thank the iPhone’s wayward auto-correction practices for this recipe. (And really, you will, thank it, I mean.)Text #1. “Mark Buttman’s How to Cook Everything app is free today.” Text #2: “Haha. Bitttman. LOL.”Still chuckling a few hours later, I remembered to download Mark Bittman’s app. This means that at midnight, there…