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Roasted Pumpkin Recipe

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This week is time to celebrate. For the first time since March, I can open the doors and windows of my house without the outside blowing in hot, humid, furnace-like air. In the mornings and late at night, it actually feels like we don’t live in the jungle. Other reasons to celebrate, Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Coffee + Keurig + Eco …

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Miso Butter Shrimp Recipe

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When shrimp goes on sale, I always snag a bag or two of frozen shrimp. There’s no use getting the defrosted shrimp behind the glass partition, that shrimp was just the same frozen shrimp, but defrosted. I figure, the less hands that have touched my shrimp, the better. Despite being a mother of 2 boys and having an immune system …

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Halloween Skull Cake

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My good friend and long-distance assistant, Julie from The Little Kitchen, came over a few weeks ago for a visit. I’m not a very good baker, thus the lack of fancy cakes and sweets on this blog. But Julie is. So I roped her into helping me bake a Halloween themed cake using a skull pan from Wilton. Nathan wanted …

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Quinoa Fried Rice Recipe

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I really had a lot of trouble naming this dish. It’s Fried Rice. But with quinoa, not rice. Fried Quinoa? That just sounds funky. Anyways, it’s subbing the heart-healthy, protein high ancient grain, QUINOA for the rice. I cook the Quinoa Fried Rice exactly in the same style that I cook Chinese Fried Rice. You know what? I like it …

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Grilled Asian Flank Steak

Grilled Asian Flank Steak Recipe

Not only does this recipe feature maximum eye appeal for a fat steak, but the method of scoring a steak is one of the easiest ways to get big flavor in little time. My girlfriend (and chef) Kelly comes over every Monday to test recipes for the blog – and she spied this method in a recent Food and Wine …

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Miso Roast Chicken

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How to make a simple roast chicken with miso. Recipe with step by step photos on how to spatchcock a chicken.