Monthly Archives: July 2013

Asian Spice-Rubbed Pork Chops with Wild Mushroom-Soy Vinaigrette

This dish was pretty amazing. It wasn’t difficult, just a little prep with the rub and mushroom mixture. First mix all the spices for the rub in a good container. Where in the world do you find GROUND STAR ANISE? … Continue reading

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Crushed Blackberry Sundae

With Toasted Pecans and Caramel Sauce For anyone who has yet to thumb through the dessert section of this book- I suggest it.  Full of mostly simple desserts that seem perfect for summer nights.  Now that I have some legitimate … Continue reading

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BBQ Brisket

Last summer our family got a smoker- and though it is not something that we use every day- or even once a week- there are certain times that there is nothing better than  tending a huge slab of meat for … Continue reading

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Tandoori Chicken Skewer

My first attempt at grilling in a while… need something not too intimidating.  Can a person screw up a skewer?  I’m hoping that I can’t screw it up too bad… This is out of the Big Party Section- and though … Continue reading

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Boy Gets Grill

Several years ago, a few of my girlfriends and I started a club called “Grill More Girls.”  Our intention was to up our game on the BBQ- face our fears- pick up the tongs and have at it. Plus it … Continue reading

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We Raised the Salad Bar

A big thanks to Ashley to hosting our Raising the Salad Bar get together. General thoughts on this selection: – Ingredients were easy to find and versatile for many of her recipes. – We were all introduced to at least … Continue reading

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