Pad Thai Noodles with ground pork

Asian Noodles with Ground Pork and Peanut Sauce

Ready in about 30 minutes, packed with flavor, this is a great weeknight quick fix meal. Simply fry up a pound of ground pork, boil some water for Pad Thai noodles, add some Asian flavors, shredded vegetables and you've got an addicting and amazing plate of noodles. As Im typing this, I want to eat it everyday. And with the hint that I may never be able to grill outdoors again…I just may eat this every day. We've had rain all but two days this May. I really don't mind, but it's also been unseasonably cool. Somedays barely reaching the mid 40's. Not to mention our May 7 blizzard. Last

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Sauteed Swordfish Steak

Pan Seared Swordfish with Black Garlic Butter Sauce

I’ve always blamed my lack of fish cooking skills on the fact that I’m landlocked. Rather lame since now fishing boats and pier stations can process and deep-freeze seafood within hours of the catch. There are fleets on the oceans whose fishing boats could be called little factories. That’s what Chef Mark Kalix told us at

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Strawberry Parfait

Tapioca Cream Strawberry Parfait, Blogger’s Clue

It’s the 2nd Wednesday of the month and that means it’s time for another Blogger’s Clue adventure. Blogger’s Clue is a monthly party created by Liz over at That Skinny Chick can Bake. For each assignment, we’re given a clue, and a blog and we’re to take that clue and find a recipe to make. This month that

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Buttermilk fried chicken sandwich

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich with Jalapeño Slaw

What’s your favorite quick fix sandwich? Me, I take a slice of white sandwich bread, slather it with a good smear of Miracle Whip, put on one slice of bologna, a leaf of ice burg lettuce and top with another slice of sandwich bread. Voila, you have the sandwich of my youth. Growing up in the middle

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Mexican Dessert

Pepita Mexican Chocolate Cake

Pumpkin seeds and Mexican Chocolate make a delicious combination for this Mexican dessert.

Braised chicken thigh recipe

Braised Chicken Thighs with Potatoes, Porcini and Dried Cherries

I arrived home from work to find Bob on the couch with the latest edition of Food and Wine Magazine. “Take a look at this one,” he said as he handed me the magazine. Braised Chicken thighs with potatoes was featured in the “Cook Like A World Traveler” section and with the description alone, I

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Enchiladas with Chili con carne

Truck Stop Enchiladas

Truck Stop Enchiladas. Corn tortillas are simply fried in oil and dipped in warm Chili Con Carne, filled with cheese and baked into an ooey gooey cheesy meal.

Blue Cheese Potato Salad

Blue Cheese Potato Salad, Blogger’s Clue

Time has come for our April Blogger’s Clue Event. I look forward to sneaking around every month with this group of bloggers. Blogger’s Clue is a monthly party created by Liz over at That Skinny Chick can Bake. For each assignment, we’re given a clue, and a blog and we’re to take that clue and find

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Pasta with Creme Fraiche

Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp, Creme Fraiche and Gremolata

Angel Hair pasta with shrimp, gremolata, creme fraiche and lemon. Creamy, luscious and fresh with citrus. This is an easy and satisfying meal.

Hash brown potatoes recipe

Apple Potato Hash Browns

Hash browns prepared with grated Granny Smith Apples, dill and topped with a dollop of sour cream makes a great side dish for a hearty breakfast.

recipe for celery root side dish

Potato and Celery Root Puree

This recipe combines potato, celery root and onion which is simmered in milk. Drain and puree and you’ve got a unique and creamy side dish.