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Brining a Turkey

A brine seals in all the delicious goodness and makes for a nice crisp skin. It also helps keep the meat juicy during long cooking processes like smoking. The recipe below should cover a 15- to 20-pound turkey. Do not … Continue reading

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Breaded Honey-Mustard Pork Chops

This is an excellent quick weeknight meal, but we had it on a weekend night and were just as pleased as punch. While the title says honey, we actually used sorghum. Honey will work just as well. You can pan … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Falltastic

As we’re writing this, it doesn’t feel much like autumn here. Yesterday’s high was 88, which isn’t so bad except for the humidity and the poor air flow in our house. Crank on the oven a few times and oy … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: A Southern Mashup

We still can’t say y’all with a straight face, but we do love Southern cuisine. Let’s do a little South of the Mason-Dixon mashup with this a la carte menu. Fried Green Tomatoes Fried Okra Jambalaya Shrimp with Redeye Gravy … Continue reading

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Flank Steak in a Marsala Mushroom Sauce

This sauce was delicious. Sadly the steak wasn’t the best cut, but we plan to make the recipe again soon with a better piece of meat. Make sure you get a nice lean flank steak and not some cheapo broiler … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: The Anything But Turkey Edition

Tired of turkey yet? Give it a few days if you said no. In the meantime, perhaps some fish and grits are in order. Trout Poached in Spicy Tomato Sauce OK, that rice is a nice, healthy side, but let’s … Continue reading

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Cabbage Rolls

This is an easy dinner to make during the week. The filling can be made a day ahead if needed and the cabbage can even be stuffed earlier in the day and then cooked whenever convienent. The trick to cabbage … Continue reading

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Donna’s Chicken

We saw Donna’s recipe for Chicken Parmesano Vino Blanco over at The Slow Roasted Italian and knew we had to make it. We don’t often keep cream in the kitchen, so when we do have it it’s a real treat … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Sweet Meets Meat

Great meals don’t have to call for endless ingredients. Sometimes simple is best. Of course, pork does take while to cook. Might as well make a cake while you wait… Pork with Marmalade and Fresh Sage Basil Beans Polenta Pear … Continue reading

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Sake Salmon Steaks with Cucumber and Tomato Relish

This is a great light meal that doesn’t take too long to prepare. Don’t have sake? Run out and buy some, or just use a light white wine. Sake Salmon 4 salmon steaks 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped 1/2 cup … Continue reading

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