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BBQ Salmon

In dinners On February 3, 2012 Comments Off on BBQ Salmon

I have learned a lot from watching cooking shows and I watch them all the time.  Starting dishes in a skillet and finishing in the oven enables you… Read More »

Macaroni and Cheese

In dinners, Sides On February 2, 2012 2 Comments

How does one elevate something so simple to another level.  Once the basics of the roux are mastered, playing with cheeses and a little velvetta for creamyness makes this staple so much more. … Read More »

Steaks with a Brandy Mustard Sauce

In dinners On February 2, 2012 Comments Off on Steaks with a Brandy Mustard Sauce

As I still learn the art of cooking, it is rewarding when I can create more elegance and taste to a meal in very little time.  Tonight we… Read More »

Bar-B-Que Beef Brisket

In dinners On February 1, 2012 Comments Off on Bar-B-Que Beef Brisket

Turning lemons into lemonade.  We had guests for dinner the other night and one of the items I served was a smoked brisket.  Though the smoking was really… Read More »

Not Your Ordinary Cole Slaw

In Sides On February 1, 2012 Comments Off on Not Your Ordinary Cole Slaw

In my house, the kids ask for me to make my cole slaw.  That is pretty good when it comes to eating vegetables.  This is a recipe that… Read More »

Heirloom Tomatoes with Goat Cheese

In appetizers On January 30, 2012 Comments Off on Heirloom Tomatoes with Goat Cheese

I wanted to create something a little lighter for an appetizer.  The tomatoes looked pretty good at the store and I had some goat cheese in my refridgerator… Read More »

Smoked Pulled Chicken

In dinners On January 30, 2012 Comments Off on Smoked Pulled Chicken

Flavors are more intense when layered.  When making pulled chicken it really deepens the flavor by adding a dry rub to the chicken.  If you have the time,… Read More »

Maque Choux Smoked Peppers

In Sides On January 30, 2012 Comments Off on Maque Choux Smoked Peppers

I wanted to try some different smoke recipes and have started looking through my Smoke and Spice recipe book.  So today I tried these smoked peppers.  I love… Read More »

Mexican Frittata

In Breakfast On January 29, 2012 Comments Off on Mexican Frittata

We love throwing an egg dish together in my house.  I have been using my frittata pan a lot of late.  I like the lightness of the consistency… Read More »

Parmesan Crusted Swai Fillets & Cheese Cauliflower Patties

In dinners, Sides On January 26, 2012 Comments Off on Parmesan Crusted Swai Fillets & Cheese Cauliflower Patties

I needed to throw something together reasonably quick, generally healthy and good enough to get the seal approval from my toughest food critic, my youngest son (he watches… Read More »

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