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Posted by on May 26, 2013 in Food

Low Country Boil

Low Country Boil

Today’s meal comes from Food Network Magazine; the Low Country Boil with shrimp, sausage and potatoes (and more). Check out the recipe here.┬áThe recipe as is supposedly serves 8-10. We halved the recipe for the 3 of us and there was SO MUCH FOOD! We still have a large bowl full of food. Really good, and it’s so simple. Just a big pot of water with a crab and shrimp boil seasoning packet boiling away, and you throw in the rest a bit at a time, potatoes first, shrimp last. I wished I had had newspaper so I could have dumped it out onto the table, real low country boil style. Tasted just as good on my white plates....

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Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Food

Spice Rubbed Pork

Spice Rubbed Pork

Today’s meal comes from a cookbook on grilling by Cooking Light. We have a spice rubbed pork tenderloin with a really yummy sauce. Isaac was a big fan! These would be the spices. Lots of spicy things but also a hint of cinnamon. This would be the pork tenderloin, rubbed in spicy spices. Grilled goodness. There was also an uninteresting salad on the side and, as you can see, some garlic bread. I do cook a good meal!...

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Posted by on May 21, 2013 in Food

Skillet Chicken & Ravioli

Skillet Chicken & Ravioli

This is a Food Network Magazine recipe. I like the idea of skillet dinners, where you use just 1 pan for all of the cooking. Cast iron is great because it’s good for the stove top as well as the oven. Little island of ingredients. There’s chicken, parmesan cheese, mushrooms, olive oil, chicken stock, and red wine vinegar. And a Mike’s Cranberry Hard Lemonade. There is something really appealing about a skillet full of mushrooms, right? Look, ma! Tomatoes! This tomato hater is trying to get adventurous! Veggies, chicken, and cheese ravioli all in the mix together. Even the kid ate this one ok. That says...

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Posted by on May 19, 2013 in Food

Spice Rubbed NY Steak

Spice Rubbed NY Steak

We’ve been experiencing summer weather around here and so it’s time for some summer time food. I almost have lots of corn meal around and nothing’s simpler and easier to pull together than corn bread. You just need about 40 minutes from start to finish. I looked up a recipe online and found this one, to which I made to alterations. First, I happened to have heavy whipping cream on hand and so used that rather than the half and half, and I used a sugar substitute instead of real sugar. It was probably the best corn bread I’ve ever made. This poor recipe is was only achieved half way. It calls for a serrano chile, which by the time I got around to doing the recipe had gone bad. I had also used up all of my avocados and I hadn’t been able to find chipotle chilli powder (several days later though I did… figures). I’ll have to try this one again some time It was decent, but...

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Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Food

Classic Crab Cakes

Classic Crab Cakes

Outside of a good California rule I don’t consume much crab, but this recipe from Cooking Light magazine called to me. This was a simple recipe, as most of the recipes I do are. Mix a few things in a bowl and you’re practically done. Fry cakes in just a bit of oil. Serve with garlic mashed potatoes and garlicky green beans. Good dinner for these early days of summer (well, late days of spring, I...

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