Spicy Thai Meatballs with Apricot Dipping Sauce

Spicy Thai Meatballs with Apricot Dipping Sauce

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Spicy Thai Meatballs with Apricot Dipping Sauce
I am going to divulge a secret that, until now, has been kept hidden away from (almost) the whole world. Before I divulge, a bit of background: I have a lifelong friend, Laura, who is an amazing cook. Her mom is also an incredible cook! I’ve been the recipient of many extraordinary meals from both Laura and her lovely mom, Nettie, and I love them both! Well, back when our kids were little, Laura and I had a deep, dark secret that we didn’t share with anyone….until now. Every couple months, Laura and I left the kids and husbands at home, and the two of us attended cooking classes taught by a beautiful lady named Billie Ann. What’s the big deal, you ask? Well, these weren’t regular cooking classes. We kept the extent of them a secret, not wanting anyone to know of our wanton behavior.  These were four-hour, eight-course, cream and butter, food coma-inducing, decadent-beyond-belief, don’t eat for three days before and after food experiences that I’m pretty sure should be outlawed due to their decadence. We had secret pep talks for weeks before a class just to psyche ourselves out for what we knew was coming. And we suffered miserably for [...]
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5 Healthy Snack Recipes with Hummus

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5 Healthy Snack Recipes with Hummus
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Chili con Queso
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Garlic Herb Butter

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Garlic Herb Butter
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Spicy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Spicy Mashed Sweet Potatoes
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Chicken in a Sun Dried Tomato Cream Sauce with Spinach
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Cranberry Cashew Buckwheat Granola
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Romesco Sauce
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Three Spring Salad Dressings
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Spicy Kung Pao Noodles with Shrimp
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Woo Kok (Fried Taro Puff)
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Pad See Ew (Thai Stir-fried Rice Noodles)
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Affordable Canned and Smoked Salmon Rillettes

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Affordable Canned and Smoked Salmon Rillettes
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Chicken with Spicy Orange Marmalade Glaze
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Baked Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast
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Spicy Sweet Cranberry Salsa
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Lentil Hummus with Cumin and Toasted Hazelnuts
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Sweet and salty chocolate covered popcorn

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Sweet and salty chocolate covered popcorn
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How to Make Stromboli

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How to Make Stromboli
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Layered Chipotle Guacamole

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Layered Chipotle Guacamole
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Loaded Asian Sweet Potato Fries with Pickled Carrot & Chili-Garlic Sauce

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Loaded Asian Sweet Potato Fries with Pickled Carrot & Chili-Garlic Sauce
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Healthy Oil Free Baked Curly Fries

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Healthy Oil Free Baked Curly Fries
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Balsamic Roast Pork Tenderloin
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Crispy Onion & Carrot Fritters with Cumin Yogurt (vegan & gluten-free)
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Chicken and Prosciutto Tortellini
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Ham Loaf with Pineapple Sauce
//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This sweet ham loaf with pineapple sauce is a great addition to your spring holida [...]
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Oven-Fried Chicken Sandwich with Chard & Beet Slaw and Garlic Buttermilk
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Roasted Root Chips with Spicy Tahini-Yogurt Dip
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Dairy Free Hazelnut Hamantaschen
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Manicotti with Meat Sauce Recipe
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Pork with Rosemary and Creamy Dijon Sauce
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Spinach Artichoke Dip
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Tropical Jamaican Pepper Sauce
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Pan Seared Chicken with Mushrooms

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Pan Seared Chicken with Mushrooms
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The Best Damn Homemade Pizza…Ever
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Garlic Cream Sauce

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Garlic Cream Sauce
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Spicy Smoked Pimento Cheese Recipe
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Spicy Chili Cheese Dip | Dump and Stir Never Tasted So Good!
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One Pot Ravioli with Creamy Pesto Sauce & Sausage

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One Pot Ravioli with Creamy Pesto Sauce & Sausage
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Spicy Orange Noodles | Pinoyfoodgawker

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Spicy Orange Noodles | Pinoyfoodgawker
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Chocolate Angel Food Cake with Strawberry Sauce + VIDEO

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Crispy Baked Parmesan Garlic Fries

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Sizzling Spicy Squid Recipe | Pinoyfoodgawker

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Sizzling Spicy Squid Recipe | Pinoyfoodgawker
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Mexican Cheese Dip | Pinoyfoodgawker
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Authentic Italian Sunday Gravy (Nana’s Meat Sauce)
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Easy Tahini Sauce Dip | Pinoyfoodgawker
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Hot Cheesy Caprese Dip
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Sweet and Spicy Walnuts
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Maple Peanut Butter Fruit and Yogurt Parfait
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Spicy Honey Garlic Salmon

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