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The Best Eggplant Caponata Ever

Posted by on Jul 5, 2012 in Appetizers, featured-slider-post, Food Journal | 0 comments

The Best Eggplant Caponata Ever

Print PDF Eggplant Caponata – (recipe and instructions with video tutorial follow) – Eggplant caponata is one of my favorite summertime dishes. It is perfect for picnics, potlucks, and really any get together because it can be made ahead of time and is served at room temperature. Here are a few helpful hints for your eggplant caponata success. First of all, eggplant is in season during the months of July – October (in most areas). That means that this is when they taste the best. Choose an eggplant that is firm to the touch, and has a smooth, shiny skin. Avoid buying...

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Grilled Chicken – Also, a Little Extra About Brines

Posted by on Jun 12, 2012 in Culinary 101, Dinner, Food Journal | 0 comments

Grilled Chicken – Also, a Little Extra About Brines

Print PDF Brines - A couple of weeks ago I was invited to one of the local high schools to do a cooking demonstration. Before the demo started, I was talking to one of the assistants in the class, Bob. He was super nice. Anyway, he had asked me how to keep chicken breast moist when you grill it and I had told him that I have a really great little brine recipe that I put my chicken in. I had also told him that after the demo I would write the recipe down for him. Unfortunately, I totally forgot. So, Bob, I hope you see this article because I’m going to include that recipe in it....

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Slow Cooked Pulled Pork – Can you Say Slaw Burger – MMMM!

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Dinner, Food Journal | 0 comments

Slow Cooked Pulled Pork – Can you Say Slaw Burger – MMMM!

Print PDF Pulled Pork – I would like to say that first of all, there are a lot of really super simple recipes out there to make this that are basically something like – put the pork in the croc-pot, cover in ginger ale or root beer and cook. This is not that that kind of recipe. Don’t let the long ingredient list scare you though. You can have this cooking in ten minutes or so, it’s mostly just measuring out of your spice jars :D! The extra few minutes is well worth the end result. Then you can plan to spend another half hour or so the next day making the sauce and...

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Key Lime Pie with Rum Infused Whipped Cream

Posted by on May 3, 2012 in featured-slider-post, Food Journal, Pie | 0 comments

Key Lime Pie with Rum Infused Whipped Cream

Print PDF Key Lime Pie – For those who don’t know, I used to live in South Florida. I loved it there :D! They have amazing weather, the beach, a nice breeze all the time, generally happy friendly people and delicious Key Lime Pie. Aaaahhhhh, Key Lime Pie. Just the thought of it makes me long for a hammock between 2 palm trees and the sound of the ocean. One of the best things we used to do when I lived in Florida was to run off for a long weekend in Key West. And what do you eat when you’re in Key West? That’s right, conch chowder :D – but more importantly, you...

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Potato Salad – The Good Kind :)

Posted by on Apr 24, 2012 in Food Journal, Sides | 0 comments

Potato Salad – The Good Kind :)

Print PDF Potato Salad – Yep, I said it, the good kind. That’s because I have not cared for most of the potato salad that I have ever tried. It seems like there is always some weird ingredient that doesn’t belong, or that the potatoes aren’t cooked all the way, or they’re cooked too much. I don’t know, sometimes there’s some over-powering something or other in it. I know that I probably sound like a big whiner baby, but I’ve always been a big girl about it and tried every potato salad that I’ve come across. I’m really glad too...

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Carrot Cake – Only the Best You’ll Ever Have (and Grandma’s recipe)

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Desserts, featured-slider-post, Food Journal | 0 comments

Carrot Cake – Only the Best You’ll Ever Have (and Grandma’s recipe)

Print PDF Carrot Cake - So, I’ve decided to make carrot cake for Easter. You know, Easter, bunnies, carrots, carrot cake – lol! This is another one of those great recipes that my Grandma passed down to me. I have added a few modifications, like I make mine whole wheat. Also, depending on my mood, I may add coconut, or Mandarin oranges or pineapple, or raisins, or different nuts. Like I said, it depends on my mood…… and what’s in the fridge or cabinet :D! This also happens to be one of Xavier’s (my husband’s) favorite cakes and my oldest...

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