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Beer Brats

So, full disclosure (and, just about apostasy, given where I live), but I never really saw the big deal about brats. Until, I discovered the bit about where you simmer the suckers in butter and beer and onions and peppers … Continue reading

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Fancy French Fish (and More!) Sauce

I was going through a vintage advertising site and came across one for “Seafood Special Dressing” from the nice folk at Kraft sometime around the middle of the last century and, well, it looked… Interesting. Now, I assume this was … Continue reading

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One. One. One.

Consider this “cathedral” bundt pan. That is gonna be an absolute bear to get the baked cake out in any semblance of order. Right? Nope! The secret is this amazingly simple cake pan coating that you mash together with a … Continue reading

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Portillo’s-Style Chocolate Cake

For those unfamiliar, Portillo’s is a Chicago-based chain known for burgers and hot dogs and Italian beef and… Chocolate cake. So, of course, someone came up with “the” recipe – “sweartogod, my uncle’s sister’s brother-in-law’s third cousin once removed worked … Continue reading

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Survey Sez…

A colleague of mine is working with some marketing students at a local university on their semester project, and they reached out to ask if I could help to distribute the following survey. If y’all could help, that would be … Continue reading

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Cornbread and Croutons and Tomato Soup. All Gluten-Free!

With the holidaze fast approaching, I have been making plans for feeding friends and family with the goals of: 1) providing everyone with tasty, healthy(ish) meals, and 2) not making anyone sick. With both in mind, I recently came across … Continue reading

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I Bought an Air Fryer

I held off. I mean, I have slow cooker(s) – yes – plural – and a multi pot, food processor, blender, stand mixer, all the accoutrements of your modern 21st century western kitchen. I certainly did not need an air … Continue reading

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Gyro Dip

Yeh. It’s January 2, so, technically, the holidaze are over… But… I still have some celebratin’ to do; and what better way to celebrate with friends and family with a delicious layered dip that tastes a whole heckuva lot like … Continue reading

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Marinated Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli and cole slaw are not two of my husband’s favorite things. Ermmm, unlsee the broccoli is served with a lot of melted cheese on top. So… when I came across a recipe for a marinated broccoli cole slaw, and … Continue reading

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My Very Favorite Pan

One year ago today, I was killing time with friends in the living room of the hillside house we were renting in Santa Barbara watching some infomercial on teevee. Selling this Amazing! Miracle! Lightweight! Nonstick cooking pan. I was intrigued, … Continue reading

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