Monthly Archives: January 2014

Smokin’ Fish

As most of you regular readers know, I am from the Midwest.  And in the Midwest we LOVE smoked fish.  Granted, the fish of choice is generally chubs but you do occasionally see smoked whitefish and trout. You may recall … Continue reading

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The Red Chair Is Coming!

Awhile back I talked about being chosen to host the Red Chair as it travels across the country.  Here’s a synopsis for those of you who have never heard of the Red Chair.  The Red Chair started out as an … Continue reading

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Smokin’ Ribs

As I mentioned, I received a stove top smoker from Santa this Christmas.  Thinking about this I realize that perhaps “Santa” saw the benefit of this kitchen appliance when he realized I could now smoke small amounts of  meat, fish, … Continue reading

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Where Were All These Recipes When I Needed Them

My daughter is a runner.  She started running competitively in junior high school, continued running track and cross country in high school and was recruited and ran in college.  She still runs – running over 3 miles the day before … Continue reading

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Soups On!

Yesterday I wrote about my Christmas “toys”; or what everyone else calls new kitchen appliances, tools and cookbooks. Today I want to share a recipe I made that caught my eye in one of the cookbooks I received for Christmas. … Continue reading

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New Year, New Toys

Christmas always means new things for me to cook.  That’s because I usually get some new toy for the kitchen – what I call toys others call  appliance, pots and pans or utensils – or new cookbooks with recipes begging … Continue reading

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Another Year Has Gone By

I jsut don’t know where the time goes anymore.  It seem like we were just celebrating Thanksgiving and already Christmas and the New Year have come and gone.  This year the gap between Thanksgiving and  New Year’s Eve seem to … Continue reading

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