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How to Make a Charcuterie Board

How to Make a Charcuterie Board

Before we jump into how to make a charcuterie board, what the heck is it?  Well, it’s a fancy pants name for a meat and cheese tray… on steroids.  Basically, it’s a large plate or board with little groups of olives, cheese, cured meats, crackers, […]

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How to Make an Ice Cream Bombe with only 3 Ingredients

I don’t know about you, but I think cooking should be FUN!  Making things from scratch, especially if it’s easy, is highly rewarding, but sometimes it’s just plain ol’ fun to put something together that’s “semi” homemade, easy, super tasty, and really pretty.  That’s exactly […]

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Brown Buttered Almond Trout Recipe

Brown Buttered Almond Trout Recipe

Jump to recipe: Brown Butter Almond Trout Recipe I love to fish.  I almost like to fish more than I like to eat fish (like the Brown Butter Almond Trout recipe below… super yum!), and that’s saying a lot!  Not that I’m good at it, […]

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Steamed Swai and the Twin Cities

Steamed Swai and the Twin Cities

Jump to Recipe: Steamed Fish Bundles One of the best things about going out to eat is trying to make your own version at home.  I don’t have near the culinary genius to replicate what most professional chefs procure, but it’s tons of fun to […]

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Braised Asparagus with Feta and Tomatoes

Braised Asparagus with Feta and Tomatoes

Jump to recipe: Braised Asparagus with Feta and Tomatoes I love asparagus, but the mere thought of steamed asparagus makes me want to gag.  Steaming asparagus is a slow torturous death to this noble vegetable.  It makes me sad, especially when there are other ways […]

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Deviled Eggs with Candied Bacon

Deviled Eggs with Candied Bacon

I am so deliriously happy warmer weather is right around the corner, I can’t even begin to express myself… except maybe by talking incessantly about picnics.  Yes, I am definitely on a picnic kick.  And whether you are packing up for a picnic or a […]

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Hungary’s Paprika and Piri Piri Chicken

Hungary’s Paprika and Piri Piri Chicken

Jump to recipe: Piri Piri Chicken Recipe Piri piri chicken originates from southern Portugal.  Although variations of it abound, the common elements found in most recipes are: hot pepper (piri piri or bird’s eye chili), citrus, oil, and red pepper.  For me, I can’t think of […]

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Venetian Pasta with Shrimp and Scallops

Venetian Pasta with Shrimp and Scallops

You can’t have too many quick and easy crowd pleasing recipes.  And this Venetian Pasta with Shrimp and Scallops is one to definitely have in your arsenal!   From time to time my girlfriend, Deb, and I gather some friends around the kitchen island and hold […]

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