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how to grill a perfect pork chop


Pork is a great lean meat with lots of flavor. A great alternative to the standard boneless pork loin chop is the bone-in pork chop … the pork alternative to the beef T-bone steak. I always prefer my pork chops … Continue reading

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champagne vinaigrette


a simple, tart, and subtle champagne vinaigrette. ingredients: 1/2 c champagne vinegar 2 tsp dijon mustard 1 tsp minced garlic juice of 1/2 a lemon 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1/2 c extra virgin olive oil 1/4 c honey … Continue reading

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pumpkin cupcakes with maple frosting and broken heath bar


this is a blog of a blog recipe. i saw ina garten’s pumpkin cupcakes on a blog site and wanted to try it, however, went straight to ina’s site to be sure i had the exact recipe. the cupcakes are very moist and the maple … Continue reading

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roasted broccoli and (turkey) sausage rigatoni with ricotta


this is a very simple, yet perfect, weeknight dinner when time might be of the essence and ingredients are slimming down at the home front. what makes this recipe a bit easier than some is that the vegetables and sausage … Continue reading

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cottage cheese dressing


i was working from home the other day and had the tv turned onto the cooking channel. not paying too much attention, i happened to look over and see jamie oliver mixing together creating this beautiful mixture of something white and creamy with … Continue reading

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dulce de leche


i was watching alton brown one night and saw him make dulce de leche from scratch and i knew i wanted to try it. there are many recipes and methods for making this decadent sauce, but a lot of them start … Continue reading

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balsamic chicken drumsticks


  Family was coming over and this was one of those weekends that my husband and I just didn’t have time (or energy) to be creative and try something new. It was a great weekend to grill so we went through our mental … Continue reading

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