Category Archives: Dinner

Review: The Chew Cookbook

I was asked recently to review a new cookbook based on a US television show called “The Chew”, a cooking/talk show featuring Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, Daphne Oz, and Michael Symon. I warned the PR representative that I … Continue reading




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Shake’n’Bacon

This is going to be a quick little post because we’re in the middle of an international move. But while we’re temporarily back in the US to get our stuff packed up and sent to England, we’ve been eating US … Continue reading




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Cubed Bacon With Asparagus, Mushrooms, and Noodles

That’s right, I said cubed bacon. Not sliced or crumbled, but cubed. Because I’ve been getting this wonderful smokey, salty bacon from Radmore Farm Shop down the street, and sometimes it comes super-thick cut like this: It occurred to me … Continue reading




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OMG Bacon Cheeseburger Hash Brown Pie!

I always say nobody should come to this blog for pretty photos, but if you have Scratch’n’Sniff installed on your device, activate it now because OMG this dinner is unbelievably good! It’s also highly customizable. Adjust the ingredients to what … Continue reading




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Save That Fat!

Bacon fat is awesome. No, really. It’s pretty much free when you think about it – it comes with the bacon you buy whether you want it there or not – and it does a faboo job of cooking all … Continue reading




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Quick Cooking Tip: Barley and Rice

Whenever we cook rice (which is almost always short grain, brown), we do 2 parts rice and 1 part barley. This started as an accident years ago and turned out to be super-tasty. Next time you’re cooking brown rice, substitute … Continue reading




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Cauliflower Steaks

We love to roast cauliflower florets tossed in olive oil with a bit of salt and garlic powder on it. But this Bon Appetit recipe takes it to a whole new interesting level we’ll have to try soon (although I’m … Continue reading




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The Four Pounds of Cheese Project

A few weeks ago, Jenni Field of Pastry Chef Online learned via National Geographic that the average American purchases 28 pounds of cheese every year but wastes four of them. Inspired to raise awareness of food waste and to work … Continue reading




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Gravy Emergency!

Tonight our dinner plan was leftover meatloaf and reheated roasted veggies (carrots, parsnips, and red potatoes), but since the meatloaf was a bit dry on a reheat a few days ago I decided to whip up a packet of that … Continue reading




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Breaded Parsnips

I haven’t posted much because I’ve been on single-parent duty all week while my husband was out of town for work, plus I had knitting classes with the middle schoolers at my daughter’s school, so there have been a lot … Continue reading




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