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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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Illinois Artisanal Cheese – Marcoot Creamery

Illinois Artisanal Cheese – Marcoot Creamery

Firefly Grill Field Trip Last week I took a road trip with Firefly Grill’s (owners/chef) Kristie & Niall to Greenville*, IL.  This sleepy town is home to an Illinois artisanal cheese maker: Marcoot Jersey Creamery.  It didn’t take us long to realize this was indeed […]

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How to Find Morel Mushrooms in Illinois

How to Find Morel Mushrooms in Illinois

Jump to recipe: Sous Vide Chicken Breast with Morel Mushroom Sauce Being a novice morel hunter myself, I sat down with Firefly Grill’s own Dean Samuel (Kristie’s dad) and chatted with him about how to find morel mushrooms here in the midwest.  Gray, white, and […]

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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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Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe- Our Family’s Favorite!

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe- Our Family’s Favorite!

Jump to: Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe Sometimes we come across a recipe that is so good it takes us completely by surprise.  This is exactly what happened with this Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe.  Since we usually have a big family dinner on Sundays and I […]

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Turmeric Honey Glazed Carrots

Turmeric Honey Glazed Carrots

Jump to recipe: Turmeric Honey Glazed Carrots  Cooking with kids is a lot of fun.  Cooking for kids can be a real challenge.  Their taste buds are young and are super receptors.  The acidity of a tomato, the bitter skin of a carrot, and the sourness […]

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Pimento Cheese Sandwich & a Golfer’s Guide to the 19th Hole

Pimento Cheese Sandwich & a Golfer’s Guide to the 19th Hole

I’ve always associated Pimento Cheese with Texas.  Why?  I have no idea, except maybe because my mom used to always make it when I was a little girl and she’s from San Antonio.  It wasn’t until Jerry introduced me to peaceful afternoons of watching the […]

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