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Corn Dogs and Chipotle Baked Beans

I’ve had a hankerin’ for a corn dog for a while now, and decided a couple of weeks ago that I was going to make them today. I think the last time I had a real corn dog was at the Iowa State Fair in 1993.  That’s more than a few years ago. ...

‘In Flanders Field’ Poppy Seed Cake With Lemon Glaze and Strawberries

I’m actually old enough to remember WWI Veterans selling real poppies with real ribbons and cards that read… In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row… We all memorized the poem as kids.  But those ancient-to-me vet...

Cooking with Lidia

I got a new cook book the other day – Lidia Cooks From The Hearty Of Italy by Lidia Bastianic...

Raspberry and Banana Tart

This months La Cucina Italiana magazine has a series of recipes on raspberries.  And a full-page p...

Super Salmon Salad

While I was working today, Victor was enjoying the first day of his 4-day weekend.  And when I got...

Burgers on the Barbie

I was recently asked when I plan dinner.  The answer, of course, is “It Depends”. Ther...

Chicken and Ham

It’s the ham that keeps on giving! Armed with my trusty FoodSaver, I finally dealt with that ...

BBQ Ribs

I’ve been thinking about ribs all day. Messy, spicy, falling-off-the-bone ribs.  And I got m...

Monday Ham

An 8.6 pound ham is a bit of a commitment for two people.  Ham sandwiches last night, sliced ham t...

Buttermilk Cake with Blackberries and Beaumes-de-Venise

How often do you have buttermilk, blackberries, oranges, and Beaumes-de-Venise in the house at the ...

Sunday Ham

My thought this morning was to have a Sunday Ham Dinner.  Ham, sweet potatoes, green beans, dinner...

Sunday Burgers

It’s kinda cold, wet, and dreary outside today.  Perfect for breaking out the charcoal and f...

Boring Beef and Peppers

Tired and uninspired.  That’s me, tonight. I had a bit of beef I wanted to use up, some bell...

Stuffed Pork Chops

Victor cooked dinner tonight.  He had a rough day at the office and wanted to decompress a bit in ...