Realistic Cooking Ideas

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Are you living in a cold climate experiencing bitter cold temps or experiencing rainy damp days? Do you come home after being outside trying to get warm? Give this delicious soup a chance – it has a nice level of spices and heat! A few years ago, I made a similar recipe – click here …

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day with a slightly different version of Guinness Beef Stew! This year’s version includes some wonderful parsnips, turnips, and raisins adding a nice sweet undertone! Before adding the vegetables to the stew, I roasted them in the oven to bring out their flavors – the house smelled wonderful with so many aromas! …

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Many of you know that I am a Star Trek fan with Mr. Spock being at the top of the list. I was saddened to hear of Leonard Nimoy’s passing on Friday. On The Testers Edge I wrote a posting discussing the impact of Star Trek and Mr. Spock on my life. You can read …

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This year our winter in the Northeast consists of arctic air from Canada and far too much snow! Somehow it does not seem fair to have wind chills of -20 degree fahrenheit (or -29 Celsius) and it still snows! Heavy sweaters are a must and driving with gloves is also imperative (I dislike driving with …

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It seems like a good idea to post another dessert recipe on this frigid winter day. In the Northeast our temperature with windchill is -27 fahrenheit, which is -32 celsius – it is darn cold! Even in the house you feel a slight coldness – even though the temperature is the same as always. But …

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Cooking with a cast iron skillet is so much fun with making different types of pizza. We have tried different versions including Rustic Cast Iron Skillet Vegetable Pizza Topped with BBQ Chicken and each was easy to make and delicious! Not only are they easy to make but they are a healthy alternative to the …

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We love going to different restaurants to taste new dishes that inspires me to try different ingredients or make slight modifications to an existing recipe to give it a face-lift. There is nothing like walking into a good Italian restaurant with its old-world charm and heavenly aromas floating from an open kitchen. There is just …

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So I just have to ask… what kind of weather is everyone experiencing? Earlier this week I went to work on a -7 degree Fahrenheit day – that would be -22 Celsius. In that weather you bundle up before you get out of the Jeep to walk the very short distance to the door. Holding …

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Today I am sharing a new recipe for a Beef Tenderloin that is marinated in a red wine vinaigrette, then add Three Little Pigs BBQ rub, sear the meat for a few minutes, bake in the oven and finish with a Madeira Rosemary Shallot Sauce! Add a side of Twice-Baked Potato Casserole, Green Bean Casserole …

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