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Red Wine Braised Pork Chops with Mushrooms and Shallots

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Oops, I did it again! I played with the food, got lost in the game. What???  Is that not how it goes?? Ahem.  Anyway, what I’m saying is once again I created something pretty tasty but didn’t write it all down immediately.  I took some pictures and now here it is a week and a […]

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Wayback Wednesday – Lobster Ravioli

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Looking for one last indulgence for your New Year’s Eve dinner?  Look no further than Lobster Ravioli!  That is, if you can keep yourself from just eating the lobster straight up, which is generally what I do.  This post originally appeared on Valley Victuals on December 29th, 2008. Christmas and Hanukkah may be over but […]

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No-Shopping Suppers Challenge – No-Fuss Chicken Cacciatore

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Days 4 and 5 Within the No-Shopping Suppers chapter of The Complete Quick Cook, there is a two-page spread called 6 Things To Do with Bottled Marinara Sauce. Yeah, bottled. You got something to say about that? Look, I’ve already explained. I buy marinara in a jar. Every now and then I make my own […]

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No-Shopping Suppers Challenge – Days 2 & 3

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My week of “No-Shopping Suppers” raged on with Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chops and Barbecue Meatballs. Here’s the thing about pork chops. I do love them, especially bone-in, and most especially the lovely grass-fed ones I get from my CSA. But at the same time, they also give me anxiety. In summer, I am all set. I […]

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The Complete Quick Cook – No-Shopping Supper Challenge

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Day 1 Okay, I admit it. I didn’t get absolutely everything on the pantry and freezer stock list. Some I couldn’t find, some were too expensive, and some we just don’t like. From the “don’t like” category was frozen shrimp. Don’t get me wrong – I can plow down a shrimp cocktail platter with a […]

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KerryGold Butter Lovin’

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Oh, KerryGold, how I love thee! You know the one – that fabulous butter I used in these amazing cookies. The cookies that I have a hard time getting a full batch out of because I have a little issue with eating the raw dough. Yeah, that stuff. Well, I was super thrilled when the […]

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Pantry to the rescue! Chicken Taco Casserole

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Slacker blogger here! Have you missed me? Let’s see if I can manage more than one post this week. No guarantees. Let’s start with this easy recipe and at least one excuse for my slackerliness of late.  I’ve really never liked the refrigerator that was in our kitchen when we bought the house. First, it […]

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Wayback Wednesday – Pork Tenderloin & Pears in Mustard Port Sauce

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Hey, it’s been awhile since I’ve done a Wayback Wednesday so let’s go back to 2007 for some yummy pork & pears. I liked this recipe, the post amused me and nowadays, even though I know I’m not a great food photographer at least I can look at these pictures and feel like I’ve gotten […]

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Pasta Melanzane

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My thoughts are all tumbly. I’ve had writer’s block for about a week now, or maybe it is cook’s block because I didn’t really make anything new or exciting. I was all ready to deliver a Wayback Wednesday post from the vaults but my blog was inexplicably unavailable last night. Writer’s block isn’t pretty.  And […]

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Just Ducky Bruschetta

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I’m going to start off right now telling you that this is a recipe there is a good chance you aren’t going to make. Not because it’s not INSANELY delicious, because it is. It’s just that there’s a good chance you don’t have leftover duck meat sitting around. Or some smoked duck. Or maybe you […]

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