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Mummy Halloweenies

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In my 6 1/2 years of food blogging (in Internet years, that’s like 25.2 regular years) I’ve made some darn good friends, even soulmates. One of these gals is known as The Pioneer Woman – Ree Drummond. Ree and I have been on some crazy adventures together, running barefoot in a Seattle museum, spooning in a Chicago cab, and I even cried …

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Kale Salad with Cherries and Pecans

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This past month, I’ve been to no fewer than 6 different bookstores – which is actually a difficult feat considering I live in a small town and all the local bookstores have closed (sob) actually, 4 of the bookstores were large airport bookstores (another sob – I don’t care much for traveling during the holiday season.) At each store, propped …

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Scallop with Mustard Miso Sauce

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One of the seafood guys at the the local grocery store kinda gives me the heebs. He’s super-nice, friendly and helpful BUT as he packages up my seafood order, wraps it up in paper and hands it to me, he holds onto the package of seafood just a leeeeetle too long, winks at me and says, “You come back and …

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Warm Bacon Potato Salad

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One of my husband’s favorite salads in the world – this Warm Bacon Potato Salad is a showstopper.

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Steak with Whiskey Mushroom Sauce

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For our family, if there ever was a PERFECT cut of steak, it would be the bad-boy Porterhouse steak. It’s big. It’s massive. One giant hunk will feed our family of four. But before I get into our love for Porterhouse (because I’ll get carried away and will forget about anything else I was supposed to tell you), a word …

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Open Face Salmon Sandwich with Sweet Mustard Sauce

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I can be pretty boring with salmon, it’s so easily mastered with just the bare-bones salt, pepper and a hot grill.  So why mess with simple and perfect? Well, because chef Marcus Samuelsson says so….and I agree. Marcus’ Sweet Mustard Sauce is a 15-second whisk of Dijon mustard, honey, olive oil and a squeeze of lemon that’s a perfect addition …

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Bison Burgers with Bacon & Blue Cheese

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When GoodBite asked me to participate in the an “adventure ingredient” challenge, I was like “adventure!? HELL YEAH! bring it on baby!” For days, I was dreaming of being challenged to make tempura tarantula, something my buddy Eddie Lin of Deep End Dining has feasted on. Or maybe even baking some vegemite cupcakes. Ewww! Right? But damn, that would have …

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Coccante Signore: The Crispy Mister

What’s my position on meat? I love it. I crave meat and I probably eat too much of it. that, and chocolate. and coffee oh yes, wine too. To be healthier, I could give up some of the above. But I can’t. You’d have to pry that grilled steak from my hungry, greedy hands. There are too many reasons to …

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Sesame Shrimp with Honey Mustard Sauce

It never fails that at least twice a day, I’m asked, “so when are you gonna start your own restaurant?” My reply is always the same, “only when I have an extra million in the bank and I don’t have to worry about making money.” I know a restaurant is just too much…