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Word Of The Day



Part of speech: noun
Origin: British English, 1958
  1. A government system in which power and advancement is based upon talent and performance rather than birthright or wealth.
  2. Any organizational structure in which people are judged based on achievement.
Examples of Meritocracy in a sentence
" Democratic elections promote a meritocracy, instead of monarchy
where power is passed down through the family."

" The company has become more of a meritocracy, with regular
performance reviews determining promotions and raises."
Food and Beverage, recipes

Texas Pecan Pie

Texas Pecan Pie
Thanksgiving is coming up soon! This pie is perfect for desert 
and will look great on your table.
Total Time 
Prep: 20 min
Bake: 70 min
8 servings
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup dark corn syrup
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans
Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
1. in a large bowl, whisk the sugar,flour,corn syrups,eggs,
vinegar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in pecans. Pour into
crust. Cover edges with foil.
2. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove foil; bake
until puffed and golden (center will still wobble), 35-45
minutes. Cool on wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers.
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Easy Baked Taco Pie

Total Time: 50 minutes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
*1 lb extra-lean ground beef
*1 onion,chopped
*1 Tbsp. chili powder
*1 can (14-1/2 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
*1 pkg. (10 oz) frozen corn, thawed drained
*6 whole wheat tortillas (6 inch)
*1 cup Mexican style 2% milk finely shredded
four cheese,divided
*1/4 cup reduced far or light sour cream

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees

2. Brown meat with onions and chili powder in large
skillet on medium-high head. Add tomatoes and corn;
cook 5 min or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

3. Spoon 1 cup meat mixture into 2-qt. round casserole.

Cover with three tortillas, overlapping if necessary to fit
in dish. Top with 2 cups of the remaining meat mixture.

4. Bake 25 to 35 min or until heated through. Top with
remaining cheese; bake uncovered, 5 min or until melted.
Cut into wedges. Serve topped with sour cream.
Food and Beverage

Sausage Corn Chili

Sausage Corn Chili
Ingredients: 11
Minutes: 35 minutes
Calories: 200

This hearty chili is great for cold days at any mealtime.

1 package ground sausage (any kind)
1 small onion (chopped)
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 1/2 cups water
15 1/2 ounces black eyed peas (rinsed,drained)
15 1/2 ounces whole kernel corn,drained
15 ounces tomato sauce
2/3 cup picante sauce (or salsa)
Shredded cheddar cheese
Sour cream
Chopped fresh cilantro
step 1: cook sausage, onion and chili powder in large saucepan
over medium- high heat 8-10 minutes or until sausage thoroughly
cooked, stirring frequently; drain. Return to pan.

Step 2: Stir in water, beans,corn,tomato sauce and picante sauce.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, simmer 10 minutes,
stirring occasionally.

Step 3: Ladle into bowls. Add toppings,if desired.