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Cast Iron

Oh yes. A new 10″ cast-iron chef’s skillet. I can’t wait to use it.

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Pork Roast Two!

When I was in the butcher shop the other day I saw a little bottle of Butt Rub. I was intrigued so I had to try it.  The last time ...

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Creste di Gallo with Red Wine Sausage

Dinner tonight is brought to you by The Mister. He used: 8 oz Red wine Italian sausage 8 oz Creste di gallo pasta 2 Roma tomatoes, diced A bunch of ...

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Creamy Green Chile & Chicken Soup

While grocery shopping the other day I saw that Swanson has a ...
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Chicken Lo Mein

1 pound chicken breast, cut into half inch pieces 8 ounces Barilla ...
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Italian Steak Subs

Tonight we had honkin’ huge steak sub sandwiches. I used two fairly ...
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Pueblo (Mirasol) Chile Harvest

It’s roasting green chile time! I’m pretty new to the whole Pueblo ...
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Shrimp with Garlic & Chile Butter

Tonight The Mister was in charge of dinner. He wanted to try ...
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Salmon with Garlic Fried Rice

Dinner tonight — salmon fillet with garlic fried rice and a side ...

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Cast Iron

Oh yes. A new 10″ cast-iron chef’s skillet. I can’t wait to use it.

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Pork Roast Two!

When I was in the butcher shop the other day I saw a little bottle of Butt Rub. I was intrigued so I had to try it.  The last time I made a pork roast in the Ninja 3-in-1 was back in March so it was about time for another. Last night I rubbed down […]

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Creste di Gallo with Red Wine Sausage

Dinner tonight is brought to you by The Mister. He used: 8 oz Red wine Italian sausage 8 oz Creste di gallo pasta 2 Roma tomatoes, diced A bunch of asparagus, cut into 1″ pieces (we like using the super skinny & tender asparagus) Chiffonade of basil 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon red chili […]

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Rita’s Shrimp & Andouille Gumbo

For the roux I need equal parts flour to oil so I used (look Jane, no butter!): 4 oz vegetable oil 4 oz all-purpose flower For the rest of it: 32 oz seafood stock 1 small onion, diced 2 celery stalks, diced 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tomato, seeded and chopped 1/2 teaspoon black pepper […]

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Chili’s

Our late lunch today was a feast that we’ve been looking forward to all week. It was enough food and drink to serve as dinner too. We both had the 2-for-1 beer to go along with the Memphis dry rub rack of ribs, mashed potatoes with a pepper gravy and broccoli. Our server was most […]

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Creamy Green Chile & Chicken Soup

While grocery shopping the other day I saw that Swanson has a product called Cream Starter. I thought I’d give it a try and see if it’s any good. Dinner tonight was a creamy green chile and chicken soup prepared in a slow cooker. It doesn’t get much easier than this. .5 lb chicken breast, […]

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Chicken Lo Mein

1 pound chicken breast, cut into half inch pieces 8 ounces Barilla linguine fini (or any thin and flat pasta) 1 jalapeño, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 small zucchini, chopped 3 green onions, chopped using both the green and white Dole Chopped Asian Blend Salad, half the package Tamari Gluten Free Low Sodium Soy […]

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Italian Steak Subs

Tonight we had honkin’ huge steak sub sandwiches. I used two fairly large New York strip steaks and rubbed them with olive oil. Next I sprinkled them liberally with onion powder, garlic powder, white pepper and Italian seasoning. I put the steaks into a Ziploc bag and into the fridge they went for 3 hours. […]

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Chile Verde Time Again

It’s that time of the year again where I fire up the Ninja 3-in-1 and make chile verde with pork. What I used: 3 thick boneless  pork loin chops, cut into cubes 2 dozen roasted Pueblo chiles, diced (and I left the seeds in) 1 small yellow onion, diced 5 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp […]

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Pueblo (Mirasol) Chile Harvest

It’s roasting green chile time! I’m pretty new to the whole Pueblo Chile roasting tradition but I am definitely in love with them.  Last year I bought a few quart bags of the roasted chile while I strolled the annual Chile & Frijoles Festival. Most people were buying the chile by the bushel.  I thought […]

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