Monthly Archives: October 2012

Sunday Suppers: Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

What’s better than smelling a chicken roasting away on a crisp fall day? We kept the sides healthy to leave room for dessert. Roasted Chicken Stuffed with Citrus Asparagus with Mint and Chili Brown Rice with Porcini Mushrooms Spiced Apple … Continue reading

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Warm Potato Salad

You can make these as spicy or creamy as you want. More peppers! More cheese! Use the good olives. Warm Potato Salad 28 ounces new potatoes (or those small multi-colored ones) 4 ounces feta 4-6 serrano or cayenne peppers, cut … Continue reading

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Philly-Style Flank Steak

Philly cheese steaks are one of the things that many people feel no one makes properly unless they are from the location it originated from. Much like Buffalo wings or Maryland crab cakes. Then there is the cheese whiz versus … Continue reading

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Rob Roy

If we have to mix our Scotch we’ll pick a cocktail named after a guy who wasn’t depicted onscreen by crazy-ass Mel Gibson, but by bad-ass Liam Neeson. That makes us feel a little better for messing with one of … Continue reading

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Spicy Black Bean Soup with Bacon Avocado Dressing

We love soups in the fall and winter and recently we had a cold front hit. The spiciness of this soup pairs well with the creaminess of the dressing. If you don’t have dried peppers, you can adjust the heat … Continue reading

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A Plethora of Peppers Again

So once again the hot pepper plants produced above and beyond the needed amount. Over the summer I have dried and frozen a year’s supply like normal plus enjoyed fresh jalapeno and cayennes whenever needed for meals or in pickles. … Continue reading

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Hasselback Potatoes

These are so good you could eat them as a main course. And so hearty, you probably should. Add more cheese, if you need. We barely resisted the urge to top with bacon. Hasselback Potatoes 3 medium to large russet … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: One Dish Wonders

We don’t own a crockpot, big shocker there. But there are plenty of times we don’t want to mess with multiple courses or a zillion pots. Here are some of our favorite one-dish menus. Shrimp Risotto Kale, Spinach and Bread … Continue reading

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Johnnycakes with Sorghum Butter

If you can’t get sorghum where you are, you can use honey. Or better yet, find a place that ships sorghum. Johnnycakes 1 cup cornmeal 1/2 cup flour 1 cup buttermilk plus more 2 tbsp boiling water 2 tbsp butter … Continue reading

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Garden Expansion: Part 2

For part one and a look at the original garden go here. So now I have to talk about soil. In a raised bed I have found that a slightly sandy soil works best for drainage, but I live in … Continue reading

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