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Aruba Rocks Ceviche: How to Make Ceviche

Aruba Rocks Ceviche: How to Make Ceviche

Jump to recipe: Ceviche I love ceviche but I’ve always been a little scared to make it.  I mean, come on… raw fish?  There are some things you just don’t mess with.  However when Deb and I went to Aruba we stayed at the Riu […]

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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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How to Make a Classic Fettuccini Carbonara

How to Make a Classic Fettuccini Carbonara

Jump to recipe: Fettuccini Carbonara Ever need a break from Prego or Alfredo on your pasta noodles or zucchini zoodles?  But it’s been a long day, and you’re tired.  I get it!  You should still be able to have a tasty dinner that doesn’t take […]

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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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Discover Durnstein, Austria on the Danube and an Apricot Tart Recipe

Discover Durnstein, Austria on the Danube and an Apricot Tart Recipe

Jump to recipe: Apricot Tart Recipe A couple years ago, Jerry and I took an AmaWaterways river cruise down the Danube.  I had never taken a cruise before so I really had no idea what to expect.  I was blown away!  If you like to […]

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