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EZ English Muffin Pizza

By Bob on February 8, 2016 2:43 AM | Read More

One of the things you learn after 37 years of marriage is the delicate ballet of who-does-what. The dance has changed over the years, but the one thing that's been a constant is that Friday and Sunday night dinners are my territory.

Every Boomer Brief recipe is perfected in our state-of-the-art kitchen

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That doesn't mean I channel my inner Grady Spears (couldn't even if I tried) but it does mean I'm responsible for the meal. Charlotte's OK with me calling our favorite neighborhood pizza guys iFratelli or taking her out to a neighborhood restaurant. But, when I don't choose either of those options, I fall back on the handful of tried-and-true recipes that we love.

EZ English Muffin Pizza - So Easy, Even a Blogger Can Do It!

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We love pizza, so I came up with this recipe during the early days of our marriage. We liked it back then because all you really need to pull it off is English muffins, pizza sauce and provolone cheese. Over the years I've tweaked it, spiced it up and perfected it into the recipe below.

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Top 2015 Recipes

Bob and I adore sharing our favorite dishes with you. Actually, that's probably more my thing but, when he's not making me laugh, he does a lot of taste testing and takes all the photos. Is he a great husband or what?

Before we kick off a new round of recipes for this year, I thought it would be fun to see which of last year's picks you all liked the most. So let's take a look at the top 3 Boomer Brief recipes from 2015.

3. Patsy's Perfect Potato Salad 

My mom Patsy's yummy potato salad is one of our all-time favorite sides as well as your number 3 pick for 2015. It's comforting, creamy and calls for only 10 ingredients. Mom and I like using Miracle Whip (or Miracle Whip Light) instead of mayonnaise to save calories. Sweet and dill pickle relishes, dill weed, white vinegar and yellow mustard provide a nice zing.

Here's the recipe: Patsy's Perfect Potato Salad Recipe

A cool treat on a hot day, this so-good-I-could-make-a-meal-of-it salad is the perfect complement to barbecue beef sandwiches, grilled chicken, smoked ribs and many other summer-right choices.

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Texas-Style Pinto Bean Chili or Meatless in Cowtown Frito Pie

By Laura Samuel Meyn and Anthony Head, authors of Meatless in Cowtown

Pinto Bean Chili 600.jpgWhen we moved to Texas and my husband joined the faculty of Texas Christian University, we accepted the serious responsibility that came with it to follow college football. TCU's Horned Frogs are the pride of Fort Worth, and it was for one of their away games that I hosted my first-ever "football-watching party," a task that, not having ever been a sports fan, seemed somewhat exotic.

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If you're a fan of period dramas (think Mad Men) that are binge-watch-worthy I have one you need to check out: Narcos. It's set in the late '70's and details the life and (many) deaths surrounding Columbian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.

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