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Manhattan Clam Chowder (via Edible Aria)

Plump, briny cherrystone clams from the cold waters of the Northern Atlantic, in a spicy, clear broth of clam juice, crushed tomatoes, sauteed celery, onions and garlic, red pepper flakes, bacon, parsley, sea salt and freshly-ground black pepper.  A true … Continue reading

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The Quest For The Perfect Burger Continues… (via Manna and Quail)

Tonight we continued our quest for the perfect burger, a pursuit that started more than five years ago when we got married. The Not Quite Perfect Yet Burger Yields 3-4 burgers 1 pound of ground beef (85/15 or 80/20 would … Continue reading

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Lobster BLT Sandwiches (via The Gourmand Mom)

Ding! Ding! Ding! Balloons are dropping from the ceiling all around you. The crowds are cheering. The sirens are ringing. Brightly colored bits of paper confetti are obscuring your vision. Your heart is racing with excitement and your mind is … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Cranberries and Onions (via Cooking Whims)

I’ll be honest with all of you — this pork recipe is really the only pork recipe I’ve ever enjoyed. Pork chops and pork roasts always turn out tough and/or dry, no matter how much sauce you slather on it. … Continue reading

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Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Potato Salad and Deviled Eggs (via The Evil Chef)

Tonight we are having fried chicken, potato salad and deviled eggs.  My mother in law says it sounds like we are trying to make spring finally come by making picnic food.  Maybe?  We are getting awfully sick of winter.  Way … Continue reading

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Chicken & Shrimp Noodle Soup (via gluten free zen)

Three or four times a year I like to sit down and look through all of my cookbooks and recipes that I’ve pulled out of magazines. Like a lot of people, I sometimes get stuck rotating the same recipes over … Continue reading

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Spicy Fennel Pasta (via Offally Tasty)

I’ve been in a kind of savory-food block recently. I’ve been so busy at work that it’s been hard to have time cook, and then I’ve been so out of sorts that all I’ve wanted to do is bake. But … Continue reading

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Creative Cooking with Cilantro: Day 1 – Cilantro Lime Shrimp (via Gypsy World Spice Cafe)

The first time that I cooked with Cilantro, it was definitely not “love at first sight”.  While I liked the taste, I was not a fan of its aroma (which was a little pungent for me).   Since then, I have come to … Continue reading

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Pork Roast with Prunes, Rosemary and Wine (via Grabbing the Gusto)

How do you feel about meat and fruit? It’s a dinner deal-breaker for some of my friends, but I love the sweet and savory combination. I found this recipe on the Bitchin’ Camero blog – yes, that’s the name of … Continue reading

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Sophie Dahl: Chicken stew with green olives (via The awesome things I do.)

I’ve had way too much work to do lately to be able to think about proper cooking. Today though, the day was a bit slower. I finished work early and had the day off, so I spent it on family … Continue reading

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{St. Patricks Day} Corned Beef & Cabbage (via FROM SCRATCH club)

In full disclosure mode, as usual, I will be totally honest with you. I have never celebrated this holiday. Even though I am a mut, I don’t have a dominance of Irish in my family tree so it was part … Continue reading

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coconut shrimp soup (via laughin’ in the rain..)

We’re back from our backpacking trip and I’m trying to organize my pictures before I post about the trip. It was AMAZING! After I took a shower the second we got home I was ready to go back. Tonight we … Continue reading

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Express Prawn Paella (via Modern Gypsy)

The hubs is out for the week, which means I have some “me” time. This is also my favorite time to cook, strangely. For one, I can eat the food that I like and the hubs hates. I can also … Continue reading

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From the Kitchen: Spicy Steamed Mussels (via {love+cupcakes} Blog)

I’m still in the thick of the flu so please forgive me if this post sounds a bit loopy. I’m literally writing it from bed in a Nyquil haze (which, let me tell you, is pretty awesome). I didn’t get … Continue reading

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Homemade mashed potato (via The awesome things I do.)

My second lazy dinner last weekend. This was made in a jiffy yesterday around 8pm when I saw I had forgotten to eat.. again. I looked through all the cabinets and found basically nothing. Mashed potatoes is really easy and … Continue reading

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