Monthly Archives: January 2014

Slow Cooked Beef

This is a great way to turn a cheap beef roast into a tender juicy diner. This does take a while to cook, but it is a slow cook so you can find other things to do in the meantime. … Continue reading

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Put on Your Blinders

Don’t cocktails have the best names? We’d never heard of blinders until we were searching for recipes that would make great use of fresh grapefruit juice and behold we saw the light. On that note we’ll just get to the … Continue reading

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Crunchy Lemon Chicken

This recipe is adapted from the windykitchen blog and is perfect for a weekday or quick meal. It would work equally well for pork or fish. Crunchy Lemon Chicken 2 chicken breasts deboned 3/4 cup Greek yogurt 2 tbsp chopped … Continue reading

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Broiled Grapefruit and Other Ruby Red Favorites

Each year around this time, we stumble across one of those too good to pass up deals: 18 pounds of Texas grapefruit for $8. Of course that means we have 18 pounds of grapefruit. We juice quite a few for … Continue reading

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The Waiting is the Hardest Part

By Katherine If all goes according to schedule our new kitchen cabinets should be installed this week. That clears the way for the counter people to come and take measurements. It will be another three to five weeks before those … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Game Day’s Approaching Part One

We’re not football fans, but we do love an excuse to cook appetizers and well just about anything else. Here’s a list that can be made ahead of time and either reheated or served cold or at room temperature. We’ve … Continue reading

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A New Floor

The tile is done and it turned out great in the end. This tile floor is the third one I have done and it posed new and different problems. Like previous floors I started by placing a layer of cement … Continue reading

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Grilled Apples and Oranges

With our kitchen renovation underway, we’ve been digging a lot of frozen chili out of the freezer, hitting the deli hard and of course grilling. Most grilled oranges call for removing the pith, but when you’re cutting board is a … Continue reading

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Hello Tom

We made a horrible mistake that has only exacerbated our kitchen renovation woes. When the delivery truck came with our cabinets we directed the nice men unloading the truck to pile the myriad boxes into our dining room, temporarily blocking … Continue reading

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Light Pasta Salad

This is another simple meal that does not require a completely working kitchen to accomplish. Pasta Salad with Mushrooms and Olives 1 lb small shaped pasta 1/2 onion diced fine 10-12 assorted olives pitted and chopped roughly 8 mushrooms sliced … Continue reading

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