Monthly Archives: August 2018


What could be better on a hot, steamy August day than a refreshingly cold bowl of veggies? By which I mean, of course, gazpacho! Cucumbers, tomatoes, garlic, onion, sweet peppers, and basil; all tossed together and puréed just enough, then … Continue reading

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Cherry Lemonade Poke Cake

In parts of our group of friends, I am “the cake guy” – mostly because the moms don’t really bake. For a certain subset of our group of friends, I am “the birthday cake guy” and so, I found myself … Continue reading

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Jalapeño Cheese Stuffed Pickle Poppers

So, yeh, this happened. And truly, it is wicked tasty! And simple to toss together. And really, who hasn’t considered cutting whole dill pickles in half, then scooping out the seeds and filling the hole with a jalapeño and hot … Continue reading

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Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Consider the pork tenderloin. Wicked easy to overcook and turn into a dry, tasteless hunk o’ meat. Now… consider this pork tenderloin. Moist, tender, and oh! so tasty, with just the right amount of char from the grill on the … Continue reading

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Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

These are, without doubt, my new favorite chicken wings! Nicely zippy, and, actually, not too, too bad for you – since these are baked, not fried. Oh, and did I mention that they can easily be gluten free – by … Continue reading

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Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Fergettabout those packets at the market; real buttermilk ranch dressing (and dip) is as close as your fridge and spice cabinet. And better! I use this interchangeably as a dressing and a dip, but if you prefer the thicker dressing … Continue reading

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Balsamic Marinated Grilled Asparagus

We like asparagus most any way, but this recipe, where the asparagus is marinated in balsamic vinegar and oil with garlic and shallots before being grilled is one of my new top ten faves. I used a fig balsamic vinegar … Continue reading

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Beer ‘n Buttermilk Marinade

So, YEH, I have featured buttermilk and beer marinades before, here, and here, among others; but this time, I’ve mixed things up a bit, and am even happier with the results. Give it a try, I think you will be, … Continue reading

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