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Crispy Pork Carnitas

  Who doesn’t love a Crispy Pork Carnita? I know that I do.  I came across this method while reading Alice Waters “the art of simple food” - yes I read cook books. This method takes about 1 ½ boneless pork shoulder and turns it into a crispy crunchy pork goodness.  It...

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Chocolate Chip Shortbread & Lemon Tarts

  Uhm, say that again?   It’s been requested that I give out my shortbread cookie recipe - and so I will - though it’s not just a cookie recipe.  You can use it for the crust of tarts, like my Lemon Tart.   I love shortbread.  It’s fairly easy, few ingredients, and it...

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Roast Pork Loin

    Easter has come and gone, but I have leftovers in the refrigerator!  Yes my best friend and husband shared Easter dinner together, and I went a “wee bit” overboard with the Pork.  But, really I had to! I purchased a 5.92 lb rack of pork loin.  Yes, if you do...

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Chocolate Crispies

    Who doesn’t love a smooth dark chocolate crunchy candy bite?   I found this recipe just in time for Easter, and had to try it.   I’m a bit too old for chocolate bunnies (though I’d take one anytime) so when I saw this recipe on Tasting Table I had to try...

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Grilling

It’s almost Grilling Time, here in Michigan.  The snow is almost melted from the lawns, and we’ve had a bit of sunshine!   So what will you grill this year?  I will grill almost anything!  Last year I did some Vanilla Lime Pineapple Skewers, Grilled Flank Steak...

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Creole Shrimp N Grits

West Michigan is in a cold wave!  Really cold.  Below zero wind chill - it's the type of weather that makes me think of warm, please, anything warm and comforting.  I was filing a stack of recipes and I ran across this one that I pulled out of some magazine back in...

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Dulce De Leche For Valentines Day

    Not everyone loves chocolates as much as I do so a good alternative is making an easy Dulce De Leche!  Rich sweet, sticky caramel flavor that is easy to make for a perfect Valentine. It’s a great addition to coffee, served as a dip with fresh strawberries, or...

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New Year New You

Or how not to make New Year’s resolutions   I get it, I do – let’s all get gung ho and try to make ourselves better for the New Year.  But do we really?  Honestly, the only resolution I ever kept was the one I made in 1988 not to make New Year’s resolutions...

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Home Made Christmas Ornaments

  You’ve seen them all over Pinterest, and if you were to dig into those old cookbooks, you’d find the recipes under “odds n ends” and homemade crafts.   I recently “rented” my neighbors daughters.   I wanted to see how easy it was to recreate some of those...

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Roast Turkey Gudelines

Roast Turkey Guidelines   What do I need to know to roast a turkey properly? “Well, first off, knowing how many guest you’ll have at the table will help you determine the size of the bird, and if you are like my family, you’ll want to add a “few guest” for those...

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