Breakfast for Dinner: Hatch Chile-Corn Quiche

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I remember how long the days were when my kids were young and Dad occasionally went out of town. When this happened the kids and I jumped into our often ritual of having breakfast for dinner. They couldn’t wait for those berry-good waffles or the pancakes drenched in syrup. Today, I miss those days. Now […]

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