Archive for September, 2012

When I was growing up a favorite meal was Orange Gravy and Mashed Potatoes. Try and try as I might, I cannot recall what protein was the featured highlight of the meal that also included Orange Gravy.  Years later when cooking for my own family, I always made this with Oven   Read More ...

Ready for something really flavorful?  It really doesn’t matter what cut  of chicken you use, Jerk Chicken is just plain delicious. A bit sweet, a bit spicey! Boneless chicken thighs are my favorite choice for this recipe.  In an attempt to save some fat in our diet, I have even   Read More ...

Purchase wild, raw, shrimp. Shrimp are usually rated by size.  For this dish you want shrimp that numbered 15 – 16, ( 12 is best but I have a hard time finding these in the center of Iowa!).  This is the number of shrimp you will usually get in one   Read More ...

Not so long ago the only scale I owned was on the floor in our bathroom, and I ignored it every chance I could. Now I have a kitchen scale.  It is very modest, sits demurely on my counter but it packs a punch! Meat, seafood, and  poultry portions are   Read More ...

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When we crave red meat, we do give in to our cravings once in a great while.  This is especially true during the summer when we want a burger on the grill.  We use ground bison for many reasons. We choose organic bison as it is fed just grass as   Read More ...

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When I was growing up, every meal centered around the meat. What would go with pork chops, what to serve with the roast beef, and on and on and on. I remember our big Friday night grocery shopping as a child.  We started at the meat counter, then we picked   Read More ...

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   My father-in-law would always say “it stands to reason” whenever he was trying to make an important point.  Well here is an important point about plates. Plate size is very important.  A large, almost flat plate with measured portions may look a bit empty. A small plate will have   Read More ...

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This is by far one of the handiest kitchen tools I have!  I use it for scraping and moving dough when making pasta or bread, (OK, useage for bread dough is way, way, way, infrequent!).  I use it all the time when cutting and chopping vegetables or proteins for cooking.   Read More ...

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While growing up I have little to no memory of snacks during the day as a young child.  We ate three good, home-cooked meals a day, and if we didn’t get our fill, we were out of luck.  Snacks were meant for special occasions, like Christmas Eve, or when friends of   Read More ...

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