Honey Mustard Brisket

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I first made this recipe with grass-fed beef brisket and local honey from a local farmer's market. When I went back the next week to tell the vendor how I had used both their brisket and honey and how well it turned out, they were pleased that I had used and enjoyed their products, but the farmer made a face like he would not have put those … Keep Reading

Fiesta Muffins

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As hard as I try to have breakfast at home before heading in to the office, I am often/usually ravenous at work by, like, 9:50 a.m. Likewise, I come home from work absolutely starving, at 6:30 or 7:00pm, and have a certain somedog to take for a half-hour walk before I can focus on dinner. I don't keep snacky foods like chips and crackers around, … Keep Reading

5 Kitchen Clean-Ups for 2015

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Happy New Year! I love spending some time as the year changes cleaning up a few things in the kitchen (and other rooms) that have been staring back at me for a while. And as I do so, I shake my head with the realization that each of the tasks that has been nagging me for up to months on end takes, like, 90 seconds to complete. Here are 5 … Keep Reading

Middle-Eastern Kale & Brussels Spro...

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We are in the holiday home stretch! Buffets and cookie exchanges will soon be in the rearview mirror - after one last gasp this week. This Middle-Eastern Kale & Brussels Sprout Salad is a great one to help get back on track - so pin, bookmark, and print away to get a head-start on healthy eating for the new year. I had never tried raw … Keep Reading

Grilled Cheese French Toast

Grilled Cheese French Toast

I will openly admit that I patted myself on the back for this one. Grilled Cheese French Toast. The term "leftover grilled cheese sandwiches" is probably an oxymoron, but the next time you make grilled cheese, I recommend making a few extra, and transforming those extras into this magical breakfast the next day. Or if you are a "breakfast for … Keep Reading

Twice-Baked Potatoes

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While we are all still in Thanksgiving mode, and in between trips to the fridge for one more bite of cold stuffing, let's briefly discuss this little two-in-one gem. Twice-Baked Potatoes are a great accompaniment to any meal, and are a classy and composed way to serve (and eat) both mashed potatoes and potato skins at the same time. In the … Keep Reading

I Guess That Includes the Meringues

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If anything in this world is certain, my grandmother will always be there, and she will always make her Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies. Little puffy clouds of awesome, a crisp shell protecting a sweet, gooey chocolaty center; messy to eat as all get-out. The only solution is to shove the whole thing in your mouth in one bite - purely out of … Keep Reading

Roasted Tomato Soup {Easy}

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It's cold; it's time. Roasted Tomato Soup. Tomato soup, of course, needs no grand introduction - just a bunch of pictures of it, paired with grilled cheese, in all of its glory. I couldn't narrow down the pictures - they all looked so good. I hope you will forgive me. Something tells me you will. This recipe makes a thicker soup, … Keep Reading

Treats for Tazewell: Pumpkin Treats

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In October, Tazewell and I spent two weeks visiting my parents in Indiana. I was able to get out a bit; Tazewell, not so much, save for periodic {but pretty frequent!} lightning-speed dashes into the back yard to protect us from ... bunnies I guess. I'm not really sure what he was chasing, I didn't see anything. I thank him, in any case, for … Keep Reading

Homemade Chili Sauce

Homemade Chili Sauce-5

Another day, another recipe to replace a bottle of condiments in the refrigerator door with something healthier, from items you can keep on-hand. Ho-hum. As you will recall from my Cocktail Sauce post, I like to have the right condiment for every occasion, but I hate the thought of a dozen or more glass bottles languishing in the refrigerator … Keep Reading