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Black & Blue Burger
Black and Bleu Hamburger Recipe

Spring has finally arrived here in the Midwest. Although we woke to showers this morning, the promise of 72° temperatures has made us very happy. We are already planning what we will be throwing on the grill tonight for dinner. Before we have even had breakfast. Or coffee. Which is dangerous. Don’t try this at […]



Grilled Beef Tenderloin
Grilled Beef Tenderloin

If you are anything at all like us, the onslaught of cold winter weather did not have you putting the grill into hibernation mode. Nor did you keep it there when this years so called “Spring” brought nothing close to the balmy sunny days it has given us in the past. Well, most of us. […]



Corned Beef Recipe
Corned Beef Recipe

Our corned beef recipe is a traditional St. Patrick’s Day staple.  I’ll tell you up front, this recipe takes a little planning.  The brine is simple, but the corned beef must be refrigerated in the brine for 2 weeks.  What are you waiting for? Get busy time is ticking. To begin, you will need to […]



Pork and Chickpea Stew with Couscous
Pork and Chickpea Stew with Couscous

Do you know that adding ½ cup of filling high-fiber chickpeas to your daily diet can cut your consumption of fatty foods? I certainly didn’t, but now that I do, I’ll be adding chickpeas to more dishes in the future. Here’s a tasty chickpea stew dish to get us started. Combining some traditional spices and flavors with […]



Home Cured Brown Sugar and Black Pepper Bacon
Home Cured Brown Sugar and Black Pepper Bacon

So Valentine’s day has come and gone. All that remains are the remnants of chocolates and slowly fading flowers.  Don’t misunderstand me. I LOVE Valentine’s Day. I don’t care that people find it droll or call it a Hallmark holiday or roll their eyes at me. Any day I can get Jeff to be more […]



Crock Pot Pork Loin
Crock Pot Pork Loin

Crock pot pork loin doesn’t get much easier and the results don’t get much better!  We’re talking about slow and low cooking, which produces one of the best pork loin results, ever!!! Lately, I have been trying out some crock pot recipes since we have a baby on the way. Crock pot recipes are great […]



Honey Chipotle Spare Ribs
Honey Chipotle Spare Ribs

Mmm ribs. Smokey spicy sweet sticky BBQ ribs. Quite possibly the best part of the pig that doesn’t become bacon is the spare ribs. They are the perfect food when feeding a crowd. They are the perfect food when just feeding yourself. There is something about ribs that causes people to eat like animals. Messy […]



ingredeints for shrimp cocktail
Big Game Shrimp Cocktail

It seems like every other commercial on TV right now is from some fast food joint, extolling the virtue of supplying your Super Bowl party from their menu. Sure, it is easy to just run out for some wings and pizza, but this year, you might want to try something that is a step up […]



Maple Pork Roast Recipe
Maple Pork Roast Recipe

When the weather is cold and blustery, there’s nothing I like better than a nice pork roast. It warms the kitchen and the soul. This recipe lends a twist to a traditional pork roast recipe by adding maple syrup. Typically, you’d expect carrots and potatoes to be served with roast, but we substituted apples and […]



Southwest Ovenfried Chicken Tenders
Southwest Ovenfried Chicken Tenders

It is getting to be that time of year again. You know what I mean, right? That special time to gather your friends and family to enjoy that yearly ritual of watching the Super Bowl! Now, I have to admit that we are not huge football fans around here, but we do catch a few […]