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Sous Vide New York Strip

Cooking tools I used to make this meal: Food Saver. My old one stopped functioning so I decided to try a heavy-duty one made to take hunting. I don’t hunt but I liked that you can do continuous food seals (up to 80 consecutively!). This is so great when I’m portioning out food from a […]

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Fettuccine!

The Mister used to do most of the Italian cooking but I was in the mood for this. Fettuccine with pesto, diced prosciutto and a side of spinach. Mizithra cheese liberally sprinkled and a glass of Chianti.

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Biltmore Estate

My friend and I took a gal pal road trip from Colorado to South Carolina recently. Along the way we passed the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.  A stop here is in order! Sally wakes up when “wine tasting” is mentioned. She doesn’t know what wine means but loves tasting. What a magnificent place! There […]

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French Dip

Late afternoon on Friday, Sally and I went back to Brues Alehouse Brewing Company. We enjoyed an early dinner with some new friends who also happen to be new to the area. They too have a dog that they take everywhere so going to Brues was the perfect choice. The patio had quite a few […]

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Seascape Resort — Aptos, CA

A friend of mine recently told me that she misses seeing my food photos. I no longer cook fun or exciting things since the passing of my best guy. But I do eat out a lot so I shall try to get this going again with photos while I’m out and about. The Sanderlings Restaurant […]

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Apple Cafe – Aptos

The Apple Cafe in Aptos, California serves a wonderful breakfast. They also make delicious Bloody Marys.

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Otto Pint — Fort Collins, CO

A recent road trip to California had me stuck right at the get go. I-80 in Laramie was closed due to a blizzard. I was snowed in at Fort Collins but ventured out for sustenance. Otto Pint was near my hotel. Delicious pizza.

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Italian Chicken with Tomato Basil Salsa

For the chicken:  2 thin chicken breasts (either buy them thin-sliced or pound them flat) 2 tablespoons Mayonnaise, divided Progresso Italian bread crumbs Salt Pepper Heat a non-stick skillet on medium high heat. Spread mayonnaise onto each side of the chicken. Some folks use buttermilk. I’ve found that mayonnaise keeps the chicken really nice and moist […]

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The Mister’s Orecchiette 

Ingredients: 6 ounces orecchiette 8 ounces mild Italian sausage 4 ounces pancetta 2 small Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 sprig of sage 1 sprig of thyme 2 cloves of garlic 1/2 teaspoon Gourmet Garden basil paste 1/2 teaspoon Tuscan seasoning 1/4 cup chicken stock Olive oil The secret ingredient was diced pancetta, cooked up […]

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Rosemary-Basted Steak

With Rosemary Parsnip Wedges and Garlicky Creamed Spinach……from Hello Fresh. The steak in this meal is way up there in our list of favorites.  Tender, juicy and very flavorful. Neither of us have ever had parsnips so this was kind of a fun thing to try. This is definitely a meal we will prepare again […]

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