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Instant Pot Pot Roast

We continue to sing the praises of our Instant Pot®. Whenever we let the afternoon get away from us without the pre-planning necessary for a nice dinner, the Instant Pot® comes to our rescue. This recipe is another winner; we … Continue reading

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Chard and Sausage with Crispy Spiced Chickpeas

This recipe calls for rainbow chard, likely for the variety of color, but there is a flavor component to this choice as well. Rainbow chard is not an actual varietal of chard, but a mix of  chard varietals including white-stemmed … Continue reading

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Beef Pot Roast with Red Wine Gravy

If you’re not familiar with Romertopf®, it is a type of earthenware. The Römertopf® is made using some types of clay. The clay is porous and left unglazed, allowing the Romertopf® to breathe during the cooking process. Food cooked in … Continue reading

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Turmeric-Spiced Fish with Wilted Herbs and Peanuts

We had a built-in bias against pan-fried fish. Splatter on the stovetop, fishy smell in the kitchen all night, the bone you discovered only after you bit down on it. Too much trouble, so we would move on to another … Continue reading

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Crispy Orange Beef

Take out isn’t always the best option. Here’s a flavorful, simple alternative to the little paper containers from your local Chinese take-out favorite. This gem comes from Allrecipes.com (by BEC). The recipe takes some preparation, but the results are well … Continue reading

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Coconut Cake

We saw this recipe in a local newspaper and decided to make this our Easter dessert. The recipe is attributed to Kim Ode at the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Here is the link. We thought the cake was delicious, and everyone … Continue reading

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Chicken Cutlets with Tarragon-Mushroom Sauce

This recipe is the entree which is featured with the two following recipes in the April 2013 Cooking Light magazine (although the website says February 2013). The link is here.

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Herbed Pork Roast

We found a combination of recipes for last Sunday’s dinner in the Spring 2013 Penzeys catalog. What appealed to us about this first recipe was the easy preparation and the combination of spices for the herb crust. The recipe is … Continue reading

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Chicken with Juniper Berries

We picked up Bistro Chicken by Mary Ellen Evans recently at a local grocery store, Kowalski’s®, because the recipes looked intriguing. Once we brought it home and started reading, we realized why this cookbook was for sale in the store: … Continue reading

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Shrimp Tempura

We received a new countertop deep fryer for the holidays (actually one of us purchased it for the other so we could have it!), and tried it out yesterday. The device works great, and the results are excellent. No greasiness … Continue reading

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