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Habanero Carrot Curry Crab Pot Pie

  Habanero Carrot Curry Crab Pot Pie Makes 2 pies   Ingredients:   Crust: 3 cups all purpose flour 1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter, diced 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1/2 to 2/3 cup ice water 1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash   Filling: 2 leeks 1 fennel bulb 1 red bell pepper 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter 2 teaspoons kosher salt ½ teaspoon black pepper ½ cup all-purpose flour 2 cups...

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Hatch Sesame Balsamic Macaroni and Cheese

I grew up with stove top mac and cheese. Luckily my mother often made her own from scratch, but I also had the commercial boxed mac and cheese as well. Personally I've always prefered stove top to baked. I know, it is controversial. There is something to that velvety sauce and soft texture. It is simple and concise. However, as I grew up, the idea of making it from scratch seemed more and more improbable.  So I leaned toward the box. Now I am not saying that something is bad if it is in a box but powdered things often don't feel super healthy in the food realm. Especially if all you are adding...

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