Spicy Carrot Pickles

I love carrot relish, but I usually pick out all the pickled carrots and eat them like I’m suffering from a serious vitamin A deficiency before anyone at the table can put the relish on their tortillas. Clearly, something had to be done. These spicy carrot pickles will hopefully satisfy my craving enough to keep […]

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Cutting Corn Off the Cob – Prep Tip

I cannot take credit for this great tip. I learned it from watching the amazing Alton Brown on Food Network. When cutting corn off the cob, use a small cup or bowl to balance one end of the cob on, so that your knife can slide down past the bottom of the corn cob, taking […]

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Garlicky Dill Pickles

Join the Pickle Party!  Elect dill!  Experts predict a Green Wave!!! Sorry.  I really am a dork. I’m not much of a canner. I’m just too impatient. I like quick pickles in jars in the fridge. I pickle just about anything, but I should really share the classics. These good old fashioned dill cucumber pickles […]

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Sweet and Spicy Green Bean Pickles

I’m an unrepentant pickle nut. At some point in the past, one of my ancestors must have had vinegar for blood because my people will pickle anything. I thought about doing something creative and unexpected with cucumbers to start, but I’ve been craving these green beans for weeks, so we’re just gonna dive right in! […]

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Grilled Veggie Fajitas

Let me start with a disclaimer:  I do not have a position on the corn vs. flour tortilla debate (corn). Both are delicious (corn), and both work well as fajita wrap. Whether you’re a meat eater or a non-meat eater, you’ll love these. If you’re dairy-free, you’ll want to use vegan sour cream, but the […]

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Carrot Curry Soup

I love this soup!  It’s savory, rich and filling, and it’s still healthy.  Carrot soup on a chilly, Fall evening is a cozy warmer for your heart. It’s a great stress reliever. This soup pairs well with a roasted, green vegetable, like asparagus or broccoli. Of course, toast or cornbread is a great compliment as […]

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Lamb Loin Chops with Asparagus

Made these yummy lamb chops with love tonight!  I took my time and marinated them for about three hours, but you don’t have to do it for that long to still get a great chop. The secret is to grill them rare to medium rare, and eat them with your fingers. Lamb Loin Chops with […]

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