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Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad with Lemon, Parmesan, and Fresh Herbs

I saw this recipe on Epicurious and immediately wanted to try it. I love garbanzo beans (I don’t usually call them chickpeas) and this sounds like a light, fresh salad. Lemon, Parmesan and herbs is such a classic combo, I’m surprised that I haven’t seen this before.    Chickpea Salad With Lemon, Parmesan, and Fresh […]

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Pama Whiskey Sour

Pama Whiskey Sour

Got some Pama pomegranate liqueur to try out. Some lemon juice and Rye whisky for a sour. Not bad, but I think I like regular whiskey sours better.  

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Irene's Birthday Party

Birthday Party!

With my stepmother’s birthday coming back around, she requested the same dishes that I made for her 60th birthday a few years ago. I couldn’t source all of the ingredients I needed, no cipolline onions available, so I made do with boiler onions instead. That actually added more color to the dish, since I did […]

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Corned Salmon

Corned Beef Cured Salmon

I found this recipe on Andrew Zimmern’s website, and since I had just recently purchased a new pickling spice pack, this looked like an interesting use of it. I don’t usually get pickling spice with dill in it, but the pack I found was highly recommended, so I ordered it. I could potentially just use […]

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Short Rib Lasagne

Short Rib Lasagne Part 1

Making the short rib sauce for the short rib lasagne for tomorrow. Once it has braised for a couple of hours, I’ll reduce it some more, shred the meat, add chopped thyme and cool it down. It’s layered with béchamel, noodles and a little Parmesan, then baked. I like to pour a little more red […]

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WSM Smoked Pork Butt

Got up at 5am Sunday to do a long smoke on some pork butt. Had some technical difficulties with the FlameBoss (user error mainly) but we’re getting used to how the Weber Smoky Mountain handles! Going to try more wood next time, this seemed like it wasn’t as woody as the MAK gets the meat. […]

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Chicken Meatballs

Chicken Meatballs with Fregola Sarda and Kale

Another Blue Apron meal, Chicken Meatballs with Fregola Sarda and Kale with Sicilian tomato sauce.  I like how this turned out, even though I didn’t expect to really like chicken meatballs. The texture came out great, and they weren’t dry at all. The tomato sauce was terrific, and I really love the little can that it […]

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Veal Chop

Recipes by James Beard Award Nominees

Some of the recipes look amazing, I’d love to work my way through all of them! I’m personally sold on the Chanterelle Mushroom Stroganoff sauce on the veal chop! Although the pull apart dill bread and the baked onions in brie custard look good too. The hopped up chili sounds like just the thing to […]

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Lemon Chicken

Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes

The recipe made a ton! Really good, probably would add more lemon next time. ( I like things super lemony!) I like the Greek combination of lemon and herbs, and I’ve loved making lemon potatoes before. This seemed like a no brainer to toss chicken in with the potatoes and let it all cook together. […]

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Corned Beef

Paddy’s Day Take Two!

Testing the Instant Pot theory of corned beef in 90 minutes!  So it was pretty tender, a little tough in some places. Taste was great! Fat didn’t render enough. Definitely not the same as a low and slow 8 hours in the slow cooker. After some discussion with a friend about the power levels on […]

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