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Smoky Barbecued Pork Ribs with Sauce

May 30, 2016 Recipes  No comments

My wife usually cooks ribs (one of her favorite meals) in the oven with just salt and pepper for seasoning. Since she was away playing with the grand-kids today, I grabbed the ribs from the refrigerator and emptied the spice cabinet!

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Italian Sausage

May 11, 2016 Recipes  No comments

I like making my own Italian sausage so I have control over the flavors.  It works well with either ground pork or ground turkey.

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Maple-Chipotle Salmon

April 26, 2016 Recipes  No comments

This had a great combination of sweet and spicy.  It serves well with roasted asparagus and avocado salsa.

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Moroccan Eggs (Shakshouka)

April 10, 2016 Recipes  No comments

Weekends are a time to splurge on breakfast.  I usually have the same thing every morning for breakfast, the weekend gave me an opportunity to spice it up for my wife.

Shakshouka is a dish from North Africa and the Middle East. Because it has eggs it is often seen as a breakfast item. However, it is eaten as an evening meal in the Middle East.

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Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons and Walnut Chermoula

April 3, 2016 Recipes  No comments

My Saturday morning routine is to may breakfast and enjoy it with my wife.  Then I retire to my cave and answer emails while watching cooking shows.  Some of my favorites are

  • America’s Test Kitchen
  • New Scandinavian Cooking
  • Good Eats
  • Jacques Pépin

I have recently found the show “Joanne Weir Gets Fresh“.  This recipe for Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons and Walnut Chermoula aired today was this one and I had to try it.

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Chili-Maple Glazed Salmon

April 2, 2016 Recipes  No comments

A few years ago I wasn’t fond of salmon at all.  However, after learning how to cook it salmon has become a weekly meal.  This is one of our favorites.  A bit of spice from the chili.  A bit of sweet from the maple syrup.

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Pork Sirloin Tip Roast

March 20, 2016 Recipes  2 comments

I am not experienced at roasting meat.  My wife asked for a pork roast so I had to learn in a hurry.  This rub gives the roast a lot of flavor.  You might adjust the amount of cayenne to your taste.  It was very much to our liking, but many of our Minnesota friends might cut the amount in half.

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Turkey Italian Meatballs

March 8, 2016 Recipes  No comments

Since my wife is not eating red meat at the moment.  Therefore, I am learning to cook more with turkey.  And, instead of buying turkey Italian sausage, I made my own spice and herb mixture.

Also, sometimes turkey is hard to brown.  Frying the meatballs in a fat that will sustain a high heat helps put a crust on the outside.

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