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Glazed Brussels Sprouts

November 11, 2012
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Believe it or not, I was a kid who actually liked Brussels sprouts. I really didn’t mind the leafy green mini-cabbage-looking-things at all. They were kind of neat and different. These days, I kind of love them. A whole lot of flavor can fill those leafy layers…such as the ginger, honey and bacon that simmer […]

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Creamed Spinach with Bacon

November 14, 2011
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Spinach doesn’t need cream or bacon to make it a good side dish. It’s fine on its own, simply steamed or sauteed with a little lemon. That’s how I typically make it. But… If you do happen to mix cream and bacon in with spinach – and maybe some aromatic onions and garlic too for […]

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Quiche Lorraine…and Recipes With Vague Directions

October 27, 2010
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Do you know what it means to “Scald cream”? Would you know what to do if a recipe said to “Sauté onions – set aside”, with no advice on type of pan, amount of oil, degree of heat or markers to know when it’s done? If you read, “lightly beat eggs then add to [scalded] […]

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Bacon Wrapped Sweet & Sour Meatballs

February 2, 2010
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Bacon has been a bit overhyped lately…but not for lack of a good reason. The truth is bacon really does impart such an irresistable smoky, salty flavor to so many foods. I unabashedly still love bacon, especially when it’s paired with something sweet. If you’re with me, you’re going to want to look into these […]

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Bacon, Sour Cream & Chive Mashed Potatoes

November 5, 2009
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I’ve struggled in the past to make mashed potatoes with the texture I really like – the really fluffy, smooth, creamy kind. Maybe I’d been using the wrong kind of potatoes or I wasn’t cooking the potatoes for long enough or I could have benefited from a tool like a potato ricer…but I think the […]

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Spinach-Bacon Macaroni & Cheese

April 1, 2009
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Rich, golden spinach-bacon macaroni and cheese is kind of like having a little angel and a little devil on each shoulder. It’s decadent for sure, but the spinach relieves just a touch of the guilt. This was a rather simple recipe, from the back of a pouch of Kraft cheddar cheese, but the flavors were […]

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