Recipe to My Heart Attack

April 20, 2017 19 Comments
Recipe to My Heart Attack

What Finally Got Me to the Emergency Room For My Chest Pains A week ago, Monday, I went to the hospital with chest pain. I ended up being admitted to the hospital only to have a stent put into my right coronary artery and to find out I needed bypass surgery for three blockages in […]

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Seafood Sauce for Salmon Recipe

April 3, 2017 1 Comment
Seafood Sauce for Salmon Recipe

A Delicious Sauce for Salmon or Other Seafood Dishes I have prepared and served this sauce with salmon many times over the years and often hear the same response when offering seconds, “The heck with the salmon, can I have a cup of that sauce!” This sauce is really that good and how could it […]

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Award Winning Chicken Andouille Gumbo Recipe

March 27, 2017 4 Comments
Award Winning Chicken Andouille Gumbo Recipe

Julia Wright’s Gumbo Cook Off Winner Julia is a home cook from the Pacific Northwest, just east of Seattle, in what she calls “Microsoft Land”.  Julia is also a member of my Facebook group, What I Cooked For Dinner Last Night, where our group shares meals they’ve prepared the night before giving us all ideas […]

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How to Avoid the Freshman Fifteen

March 20, 2017 0 Comments
How to Avoid the Freshman Fifteen

How to Avoided Putting On Those Dreaded 15 Pounds As a Freshman in College by Nell Jones, contributor and my daughter When people would ask me what I most nervous for when going to college, I wouldn’t say schoolwork, I wouldn’t say being away from home, I would say the freshman fifteen.  Everyone tells you […]

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Old Farmhouse Chutney Sauce

March 13, 2017 0 Comments
Old Farmhouse Chutney Sauce

How to Make a Simple Chutney Sauce For Your Favorite Meats & Vegetables I call this Old Farmhouse Chutney Sauce because the first time I prepared it, I used a jar of Stonewall Kitchen’s chutney given to me as a housewarming present.  You can use any of your favorite commercial chutneys or one of your […]

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Brussels Sprouts Hash Recipe

March 2, 2017 0 Comments
Brussels Sprouts Hash Recipe

A Great Side Dish Featuring Brussels Sprouts & Apples Last night we enjoyed our second Hello Fresh meal that included Brussels Sprout Hash. My family and I enjoyed the entire meal and I’ll be writing about my experiences with Hello Fresh after I try some more of their tasty dinners but I wanted to share […]

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How to Roast Garlic

February 21, 2017 4 Comments
How to Roast Garlic

You can never have enough garlic. We cook with a lot of garlic in our house. Next to onions, garlic is the second most used ingredient excluding salt and pepper. Garlic is used in so many of the recipes we prepare, we always have two or three heads on hand. From pasta sauces to stews […]

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A New Look at Fish Sauce

February 16, 2017 1 Comment
A New Look at Fish Sauce

My wife’s friend Laura from Chicago shared these thoughts that I wanted to pass along, especially since we recently wrote that a good substitute for Golden Mountain Sauce, which we included in our recipe for Roasted Cauliflower Steaks, is fish sauce. Fish Sauce – A Not-So-New Go-To for Chefs and Home Cooks by Contributing Writer […]

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Fleur d’Aunis Washed Rind Cheese

February 14, 2017 0 Comments
Fleur d’Aunis Washed Rind Cheese

A Great Value Washed Rind Cheese – Fleur d”Aunis I really like this cheese because it is a “value” cheese” however it is still an imported cheese from France so it’s not going to be that inexpensive. It’s also a “washed rind” cheese that is first bathed in Pineau des Charentes, a Cognac-fortified aperitif wine […]

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Marinated Radishes and Greens Salad Recipe

February 9, 2017 0 Comments
Marinated Radishes and Greens Salad Recipe

Delicious Salad Greens Served with Marinated Radishes Basically, this is a salad dressing recipe featuring marinated radishes that can be added to any type of greens or used as a condiment for other dishes that work well with the peppery taste of a radish.  I can see myself combining this dressing with chickpeas sometime soon. […]

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