Perfectly Braised Pork Chops…well, as perfect as possible!

Mar 20, 14 Perfectly Braised Pork Chops…well, as perfect as possible!

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We had this for dinner last night — I started by grabbing four different recipes from Julia Child, and edited/adjusted/simplified them. My quantities are to feed a family of four – assuming 2 pounds of pork, either boneless or after deboning. OK, so pork chops are dry. Because of that, you must, must MUST marinate them....

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Homemade Oreo Cookies

Mar 01, 14 Homemade Oreo Cookies

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We really don’t have a whole lot of junk food in our house, something that makes me happy. Now, that does NOT mean we are health nuts, nor does it mean our sons live on kale and greek yogurt and quinoa. Far from it. My food philosophies basically boil down to these principles: 1) Eat what you crave, just not tons of it. 2)...

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Sunday Morning Muffins (Banana Chocolate Chip)

Feb 23, 14 Sunday Morning Muffins (Banana Chocolate Chip)

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Looking back through my food blog, I was surprised to find I hadn’t already posted this recipe since A) I make it so often, and B) it uses LOTS of items from my kitchen line!! Heheheh. Which items, you say? My whisk, spatula, potholders and silicone muffin pan, all available on Amazon, D’Agostinos, Bealls and various...

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Braised Pork Ribs, because we can’t stop thinking about them.

Feb 21, 14 Braised Pork Ribs, because we can’t stop thinking about them.

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Has anyone else binged on the entire second season of House of Cards on Netflix? Now that’s over, we’ve gone back to the BBC original which we’re watching slowly and savoring. While we do that, I decided to go back and try to perfect my braised pork ribs, since Frances Underwood never eats anything else. That...

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Citrus and Garden Vegetable Chicken Salad with Cava Vinaigrette

Feb 17, 14 Citrus and Garden Vegetable Chicken Salad with Cava Vinaigrette

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I know, I know. It’s the dead of winter (in the northern hemisphere, at least,) and when it’s this cold, I often want to eat like a caveman and keep myself warm with as much HOT food as possible. However, it’s the middle of the day, the sun is shining on top of all this snow and I thought, let’s look ahead...

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An Orgy of Peppermint Tea: Thug in a Teacup

Feb 16, 14 An Orgy of Peppermint Tea: Thug in a Teacup

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YUM. My taste buds are so happy right now! We’re voluntarily house-bound to all the blizzards and my nose is just a little bit stuffed up. It’s one of those days when you want a hot drink and have already had too much coffee, but none of your teas are speaking to you. Ever felt that? I decided to see what I had on hand...

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