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Not just a recipe blog…

Not just a recipe blog…

Welcome to my recipe/cooking/food-obsessed blog. Please note – I’m not a professional chef and chances are, neither are you. Take no offense to that statement! I’m just passionate about cooking and all things food and I’ve realized that this stuff needs to be shared. I’m simply stating that for the most part, I’m on a level playing field with most of you who may be viewing this blog. Let’s face facts – the Bobby Flays of the world have had experiences and training we simply will not have. Do they really expect us to whip out...
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“Legit” White Chocolate Ice Cream

“Legit” White Chocolate Ice ...

Okay, here it is folks. There’s many a food pietist out there (and you know who you are) that prattle on about “white chocolate’s not real chocolate, this…” and “I hate white chocolate, that…” If your only legitimate beef is that it’s technically NOT chocolate – well hey – you’re technically right. And guess what… a pineapple isn’t technically an apple. Who cares? White chocolate is it’s own thing. And it’s magical. Don’t be a hater. Some of my recipes also use coconuts....
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Pecan-smoked Salmon on the Halfshell

Pecan-smoked Salmon on the Halfshell

Not to be confused with traditional smoked salmon. This is more like BBQ. Necessity being the mother of invention, it’s only fitting that this mother of invention happened on Mother’s Day. We had a lot of moms over and we needed to love on them. I know my wife (an amazing mother to our 6 year old), and I know my mom (both of whom were in attendance), and they love seafood – especially salmon. But with 12 adults total, pan-searing or grilling individual fillets would be way too much work (not to mention maddening as dishes would be plated 2 at-a-time over...