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Whole Smoked Rib Roast – Prime Rib Recipe.

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Mmmmmm…. meat. Smoked meat at that. I told myself that I would keep all the smoking and curing off the blog but this was just too good. The whole rib roast gets 4 hours in the smoker and then finished to your desired doneness on the grill. This is a pretty easy recipe. And the […]

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Pan Seared Scallops with Sage and Capers

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Pan seared scallops with sage and capers over arugula is a great spring dish. It’s what I would be eating if I could have found some dry scallops. But alas, Richmond is an oyster town when it comes to fresh shellfish. I can find wet packed scallops, but they are full of sodium tripolyphosphate, a […]

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Orecchiette with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

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Orecchiette with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon. And don’t forget the hazelnuts. It’s been awhile since I looked at this recipe and the first draft was OK. The second was better and now this one makes sense. Actually it;s the fourth version. The first having been written in the little blue book of recipes. When you […]

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Fresh Oregano Pesto

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Fresh Oregano Pesto. I am usually a basil kind of pesto guy, but the oregano has been just bursting out of the ground. Oregano can be a bit assertive when dried, but in the spring, the fresh leaves are mild and flavorful. I have taken a few liberties with this pesto. But, in reality, pesto is […]

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Grilled Pork Loin with Green Chili Gravy, Mashed Potatoes and Grilled Spring Onions

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Green chili gravy… mmm. When we left Arizona, the thing that I missed the most other than my friends, was the food. And to be specific, green chilies. Roasted, peeled and chopped, the New Mexico chili rivals mushrooms for their meaty taste. Riffing on my green chili pork recipe, I came up with green chili […]

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Artichoke Pasta with Shitake and Crimini Mushrooms

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Artichoke pasta with shitake and crimini mushrooms was less of a choice than a demand. Jan showed me picture of a pasta dish and said “I want that.”  I am not really sure what she showed me, but it looked like mushrooms and the evidence was the proof  as both mushrooms were on sale for […]

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Grilled Rueben with a Hot and Crispy Potato Salad

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Okay, it’s the third day after Saint Patrick’s day and what are you going to do with the leftovers from the boiled dinner? Especially the vegetables. How about a grilled rueben with a hot and crispy potato salad? The star here is the potato salad. And this is good stuff. Kid approved stuff. Potato crack. […]

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Cajun Rice and Beans

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I wasn’t going to post such a simple thing as Cajun rice and beans. But I can imagine chef King reach out from Oregon and smack me on the head with the admonition, “Don’t teach the recipes; teach them how to cook.” How to make this adds up to much more than dinner. I never […]

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Savory French Toast

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A Savory French toast recipe with fresh mozzarella and pesto. We were snowed in on Thursday so a big breakfast was in order. Sledding can take a lot out of a kid. I like French toast just fine, but I really have an issue with sweets. Over time, I decided to go savory with french […]

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Spaghetti Carbonara

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Spaghetti carbonara is a fairly easy dish and one that I needed. I am in the middle of a kitchen renovation and, well we have no kitchen. The counter guys broke the granite yesterday so now we are kitchen impaired for a few days. Everything had gone smoothly. I was feeling good that we would […]

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