Tag | “Butter”

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

While some states are being buried in snow, here in Ohio, we’ve been enjoying a very mild winter. In fact, it was...
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Oxtail Stew | Offal | Week 04

Before anyone argues that oxtail isn't offal. Technically, it is. I wasn't nearly brave enough to try hearts...
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Chicken Marsala | Alcohol | Week 03 (+01)

So I have decided to (try) to complete the 52 Weeks of Cooking Challenge. (Try) being the key parenthesis in...
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Peanut Butter Cups | Chocolate | Week 07

Just because Valentine's Day is over doesn't mean you need to turn in your taste for chocolate just yet. Just...
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Tyrion's Leg of Lamb | Book Inspired Meals | Week 10

"'You want eat?' Mord asked, glowering. He had a plate of boiled beans in one thick hand. Tyrion Lannister was...
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Pentoshi Mushrooms & Orzo | Game of Thrones Recipes

"I will not come to Pentos, bowl in hand." ~ Daenarys Targaryon, A Storm of Swords Oh but you will. Khaleesi...
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Savory Stuffed Winter Squash | House Bolton | Game of Thrones Recipes

"This isn't happening to you for a reason. Well, one reason: I enjoy it!"~Ramsay Snow If Ramsay Snow had just tried...
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Breakfast Banana "Sushi" | Bananas | Week 11

What's this? I'm actually AHEAD a week? Somehow, magically, I am actually posting at the start of week 11, which is...
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Toads in Holes | Hangover Cures | Week 12

I've been making "toads in holes" since college. They're simple enough that you can make them while completely...
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Peppercorn Crusted Filet Mignon with Sea Scallop Filling | Surf 'n' Turf | Week 15

Tonight, this chef is not starving. While my usual approach to cooking is to buy cheap cuts, use value...
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Huevos Habaneros | Cuban Food | Week 16

¡Huevos Locos! That's right people. These eggs are crazy. Crazy Spicy! Trust me, if you're an allergy...
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Bento Box Challenge

Well after this week's challenge, I can pretty confidently say my lunches and dinners are covered for the week. Now...
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Hibiscus, Rose, and Lime Cupcakes with Candied Violas | Flowers | Week 19

Alright, alright, I know. I've been really bad about keeping up with recipes this last week. Fortunately, I have a...
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Bison Stuffed Peppers | Ground Meat | Week 21

Well people, I think I might have found my new favorite recipe: bison stuffed peppers. And yes, the bison really does...
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Squashed Potatoes | My First Foods | Week 25

Once the potatoes are fork tender, drain then place into a large stand mixer bowl.When I was a kid, I was a picky...
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Shooter Sandwich | Picnic Foods | Week 27

Have you ever seen a sandwich so flat? Where a normal sandwich would be piled high with toppings, this sandwich happens...
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Eggs-cellent Benedict | Alton Brown | Week 28

Alton Brown is arguably the king of the home kitchen. With innovative techniques and a delivery method unlike any other...
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Two Ingredient Ice Cream | Frozen | Week 30

This 2 ingredient ice cream no churn recipe has been all the rage on the interwebs lately, so naturally I had to...
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Swensons Galley Boy | Represent Your Region

This week's challenge is to represent your region! I had a tough time deciding what I wanted to make, because I had a...
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Bacon Wrapped Breakfast "Sushi" | Bacon | Week 32

I love to wrap things in bacon. A lot. I also love to make unconventional "sushi." And when you add...
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Bakso | Indonesian | Week 34

I've been on an Asian kick lately, especially with the weekly challenges consisting of Indian cuisine last week, and...
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Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches | Starving Chef Signature Dessert | Week 36

According to my TimeHop, two years ago today I posted my first ever recipe for my famous chocolate chip cookies...
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German Rosemary & Honey Chicken | My Heritage | Week 39

When it comes to my heritage, you'd find a healthy mix of Irish-Scottish-Germanish in my blood. And with my mother's...
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Coffee and Cream Cookies | Coffee | Week 40

I only recently discovered the amazingness that is coffee. Ever since Nick's parent bought us a Keurig for our first...
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Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls

I have a sweet spot in my heart for cinnamon rolls. In fact, I'm sort of disappointed in myself for not posting a...
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Fall Harvest Quiche

Even though the end of fall means winter is just around the corner, I can't help but love these last few days of...
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Grilled Crab & Cheese | Sandwiches | Week 45

I recently bought a large can of lump crab meat for a crab cake recipe where I only needed about half of the...
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Giant Hostess Ho Ho Cake | Fauxstess | Week 46

Why yes, that is a giant Ho Ho cake. With this week's challenge being "faux-stess" (or DIY Hostess...
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Quinoa & Chorizo Stuffed Squash | Ginger | Week 47

I've been trying to get into the habit of eating healthier lately, though baking things such as a giant ho-ho...
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Brie & Date Stuffed Mushrooms | Stuffed | Week 48

Brie is by far my favorite type of cheese. Its tangy nuttiness blends perfectly with anything and everything, from...
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Parmesan Potatoes | Roasted | Week49

I live in a "one oven" household; meaning, like the average person, I only have one oven to cook in, and around the...
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Crazy Christmas Tree Bark

Forget choosing what sweets you want to stuff in your face during the holidays - throw everything into crazy Christmas...
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Ugly Christmas Sweater Gingerbread Cookies

Santa Claus is coming to town which can only mean one thing: COOKIES!!! And not just any cookies - gingerbread cookies...
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Valentine's Day Candy Special

Since my boyfriend and I celebrated Valentine's yesterday by going to the Great Lakes Science Museum, I was allowed to...
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Two-Step Tubers: Mashed Purple Potatoes

Please do not adjust your monitor. These potatoes ARE purple. And they are freaking DELICIOUS. I mean, if you...
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Bailey's Irish Cream Soaked Cupcakes

Ever wanted to get drunk off a cupcake? Let's be honest, if your answer is "no" to that question, you're lying...
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Chicken Bacon Strata

Chicken. Bacon. Strata. Never have those words sounded so delicious. Ever since I made toads-in-holes...
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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

Sometimes you just need to wrap your food in bacon. It's okay. I've been there. I'm probably there now. When you...
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Easter Egg Nests

It's "spring" here in Akron, Ohio, which means it's still snowing outside, but it'll get to 60 degrees outside for a...
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Empanadas de Pollo

Empanadas son la vida. Empanadas son el amor. How do you like my high school level Spanish? Pretty great, right?...
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Asparagus & Brie Salami Roll-Ups

Remember growing up eating those cream cheese salami rolls? I remember many a day by the pool snacking on these little...
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S'more Cookies

Out of all of the recipes I frequently make, this one certainly takes the cake. Er...cookie. And it's definitely...
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Mexican Corn Salad

Corn on the cob is finally back on the menu. If there's one food that just screams summer to me, it's some...
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Chicken Waffle with Maple Sriracha Aïoli

Here’s a recipe I only decided to document about half way through the process. I realized I was making something...
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Land & Sea Paella

Welcome folks to the very first READER SUGGESTION RECIPE! So what if that reader was my mom. She deserves the...
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Dangerously Delicious: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

You know the saying "oatmeal raisin cookies are the reason I have trust issues"? Well what if I've found a recipe for...
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Chicken & Spinach Strata

Yesterday I made a Shooter Sandwich and I wasn't entirely sure what to do with all of the leftover bread I...
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Oven Baked Corn on the Cob

Here's a recipe so simple, I only needed to take 4 pictures.Forget boiling hot water on the stove for overcooked corn...
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Patriotic Pinwheel Cookies

'MURICA. That's about all you need to say about these patriotic cookies. As we Americans get ready to celebrate...
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Mochaccino Chip Cupcakes with Coffee Cream Icing

Mini mochaccino chip cupcakes with coffee cream icing. Now that's a mouthful of a name. Fortunately, every word...
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Grilled Peanut Butter & Jelly

Had I known about grilled PB&Js growing up, my mother would have heard nothing but requests for it - especially since...
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Hermione Granger | Cherry Bakewell Cake | Harry Potter Recipes

If there's one thing I'm a superfan of, it's Harry Potter. The books mirrored my childhood and I read each of them a...
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Ron Weasley | Sponge Cake Sandwich | Harry Potter Recipes

Ronald Weasley is arguably one of the more underrated wizards of the Harry Potter universe. While he's not particularly...
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Rubeus Hagrid | Rock Cakes | Harry Potter Recipes

Rubeus Hagrid is by far one of my favorite - and also most loveable - character from the Harry Potter world. I mean,...
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Sirius Black | Tropical Fruit Cake | Harry Potter Recipes

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was easily my favorite Harry Potter book, and it mostly had to do entirely...
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Bangers & Mash | Weasley Family Breakfast | Harry Potter Recipes

If there is one thing from the Harry Potter universe that I would give anything to try (except for, you know, doing...
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Kreacher's French Onion Soup | Harry Potter Recipes

If you don’t know who Kreacher is and why he is so important to the Harry Potter universe, you probably need to go...
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Nepali Momos

Nepal has always held a special place in my heart, especially since that is where my sister was adopted from. I...
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Super Simple Thai Peanut Chicken

My boyfriend has been pestering me for some peanut sauce for a few weeks now, so I finally broke down and made him...
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Spaghetti Squash with Spinach Sauce

I have made spaghetti squash many times in the past. It’s not only super cheap, but you’d be shocked by how many...
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Scallop & Broccoli Alfredo

Sometimes I like to make dishes on the fly. I had been craving some seafood Alfredo with such ferocity that I finally...
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Single Serving Mini Lasagna

Sometimes you really crave lasagna, but you’re home alone and don’t want to eat lasagna by yourself for the next...
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Breakfast Bread Bowls

Breakfast is by far one of my favorite meals to make - but only if it’s a huge breakfast that fills you up for an...
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Cinnamon Sugar Sweet Potato Fries with Caramel Dipping Sauce

I’ve been into simplifying my recipes lately - the less ingredients and time it takes, the better! Fortunately, my...
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Pumpkin Snicker Doodles with Cheesecake Filling

To say that I am a little excited for it to be fall would be an understatement. I live for jeans and hoodie weather, as...
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Baked Caramel Apple Pies

It's almost caramel apple season folks, which in my opinion, is waaaay superior than pumpkin spice season, which...
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Spicy Beer Cheese Soup | 20 Minute Recipes

Today is officially the first day of fall - that means soup season!! We don't frequently dine on soup in our household,...
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Butter Crusted Beer Bread

This is easily one of my favorite recipes. Ever since I was little and my mom bought beer bread mix from our neighbor,...
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Creamy Baked Macaroni

Mac 'n' cheese is a childhood favorite, but sometimes, frankly, I'm just sick of eating it. When you're on a budget,...
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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

There's a distinctive briskness to the air that can only mean one thing: winter is coming. With warm weathered days...
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Polka Dot Cookies | Flooding Technique

Before anyone freaks out: I’m NOT pregnant! But my sister is, and that’s close enough for me.My mom and dad are...
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Easy Thanksgiving Stuffing

Stuffing is definitely the highlight of Thanksgiving for me. Ever since I was little, I have specifically asked for...
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Sweet Potato Pizza with Chorizo, Honey Drizzle & Goat Cheese

Potatoes on pizza is definitely not a new invention, but it's certainly a delicious one. It's hard to go wrong with...
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Thanksgiving Pot Pie

I've been practicing for Thanksgiving and it's been a ton of fun. No wonder my favorite holidays revolve...
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Turkey Fettuccine | 20 Minute Meals

Have some leftovers from Thanksgiving festivities that you are getting sick and tired of eating every night for dinner?...
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Easy Caramel Apple Cheesecake Pockets

Sometimes, less really is more. In this recipe, I use just a few ingredients to create these dangerously delicious...
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Whole Baked Fish | Republic City | Legend of Korra Recipes

Growing Avatars must remain well fed. When Korra first arrives in Republic City, she realizes she doesn't have any...
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Gommu's Hobo Soup | Republic City | Legend of Korra Recipes

As Republic City comes under the reign of Amon and the Equalists, Korra and the rest of Team Avatar take shelter with...
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Uncle Iroh's Spirit Cake | Spirit World | Legend of Korra Recipes

Uncle Iroh was one of the first fortunate few invited to live in the Spirit World post-death, so it was only...
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Fire Nation Turkey Leg | Avatar: The Last Airbender Recipes

Zuko would have had a much easier time restoring his honor if he’s only tried serving the Fire Lord this meal for...
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Tentacle Soup | Avatar: The Last Airbender Recipes

One of the most adorable creatures in the Avatar universe has to be the pentapus, which is the five tentacled sibling...
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Cabbage Steak | Avatar: The Last Airbender Recipes

NOT MY CABBAGES!! Actually, I think this is a dish that the Cabbage Merchant would be particularly fond of,...
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Flying Bison Burgers | Earth Kingdom | Legend of Korra Recipes

Caution: Mild Legend of Korra spoilers in this post!We return to the Earth Kingdom to visit Ba Sing Se, the home of...
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Ginger Infused Twice Baked Potato | Dinner in Zaofu | Legend of Korra Recipes

While in Zaofu, Sue treats Korra to a wonderful feast that included seared elephant koi, a hibiscus root...
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Cornbread Stuffing

When the holidays roll around, the last thing you want is to be stuck in the kitchen while the rest of the fam...
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Green Bean & Mushroom Casserole

Tis the season for eating together with your family and friends. If you are anything like me, you love to cook but hate...
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Homestyle Tomato Soup | 30 Minute Meals | Week 01

It's soup season, despite what El Niño might have to say about this crazy warm weather. Even though it...
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Sous Vide BBQ Chicken Legs

Step aside crock pots, there's a new player in the cooking game: sous vide. While the method has been around...
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Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats

Here's a recipe for your pet! Starring the one and only: Theo Burrito. These simple doggy treats are made with...
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Maple Bacon Chicken Waffles with Hollandaise Sauce | 15 Minute Meals

I could make chicken and waffles every night of the week. It's such a simple (and amazingly delicious) dish that's...
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Simple Shrimp Scampi | 15 Minute Meals

Ever have one of those nights where you just dig whatever you can find out of your refrigerator and hope for the best?...
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Bacon & Scallop Chowder

So winter decided to show up. After extended mild weather in Northen Ohio, old man winter has finally reared his ugly...
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Tandoori Chicken Naanwich | नान सैंडविच

I'm always looking for new ways to revamp the burger. Whether it's made with thai turkey or flying...
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Cinnamon Pull Apart Muffins

I fiend for cinnamon rolls some times. Something about their ooey-gooey cinnamon-rolly goodness just really gets me...
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Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Garlic Bread | Easy Appetizers

Lately I’ve been in a “stuffing various ingredients into bread” kind of mood. Whether I’m stuffing cheese into...
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Crab Rangoon Dip & Wonton Chips

We order Chinese food pretty regularly in our house - with a Chinese drive thru only a few blocks away, it's hard not...
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Choux à la Crème | Valentine's Day Recipes

Has anyone else been binging on the Great British Bake Off now that it's steaming on Netflix? Well if you aren't, then...
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Hot Cocoa Cookies with Marshmallow Fluff Frosting

Living in Northern Ohio has certainly been an interesting experience. Coming from Southern Ohio originally, we rarely...
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Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookie Bars

For this quick recipe, I made a simple peanut butter cookie crust then topped it with a peanut butter buttercream...
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