Monthly Archives: February 2016

Honey and Dijon Pork

Here’s a dead simple way to make a moist, tasty pork tenderloin – or chops, for that matter. The secret is the marinade, a combination of honey and Dijon mustard with a bit of my latest favorite Vadouvan French Masala … Continue reading

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Parfait! The Cheeez of Threes

My sister and I were chatting about food, and Velveeta came up. “Yes, it melts well, but that’s not really cheese!” she said. “YES, but did you know you can MAKE IT at home and it really CAN BE CHEESE?” … Continue reading

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Besterer! Southwestern Ranch Dressing/Dip/Sauce

So, YEH, I realize that close to three years ago or so, I posted  about the “Best” ranch dressing – and, YEH, it WAS, AT THE TIME. But, now? I’ve been on the hunt for a mostly REAL, no extra … Continue reading

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Mississippi Chicken Thighs

A few weeks ago, I did a post on Mississippi Pot Roast – a slow cooker pot roast made with packaged gravy mix, packaged ranch dressing mix, butter, and pepperoncini. It was good, but just a bit on the fatty … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

Spaghetti squash is cooked in the ‘wave, then teamed up with bacon, garlic, jalapeños, and poached chicken to make for a hearty, tasty carbonara with just a bit of a kick to it. Despite it not being one of his … Continue reading

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Travelers’ Pork Chops

We’d wanted to get away to someplace peaceful and quiet; Rich had been through a stressful implementation that had him flying to and from Washington D.C. more often than he’d have liked to, and he just wanted some rest and … Continue reading

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Parfait! No Buttermilk? No Problem!

I use buttermilk in a lot of recipes: to make this week’s red velvet waffles, for a kick butt brine for turkey breast at the holidays, one fine meatloaf, as a marinade before grilling chicken or chops, in potato salad, … Continue reading

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Cream Cheese Glaze for Waffles and… Doughnuts!

Yes, I realize I posted this recipe yesterday along with that for those totally delicious Red Velvet Waffles, but it makes for rather a lot of cream cheese glaze. A very fine cream cheese glaze. One that it would be … Continue reading

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Red Velvet Waffles

‘Twas the morning before Valentine’s Day, and all thro’ the house… well, a lot of creatures were stirring. The cat, who’s been on a diet for two years was whining for his food, the dog, knowing full well that suitcases … Continue reading

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Island Spiced Grilled Chicken

WHICH island? I’m not sayin’ – since I get zapped by someone with nothing better to do with themselves most times I label a recipe by region, especially SOME regions, if you know what I mean. So. Let us call … Continue reading

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