Beef Vegetable Stir Fry
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Beef Vegetable Stir Fry

I make this stir fry for dinner quite often. It’s a fast, healthy meal to throw together, and the flavors are wonderful. I make mine using filet mignon, a.k.a beef tenderloin, though you may use a cheaper cut of beef if you prefer. I just love the way that filet falls apart in your mouth. Whatever you use, make sure it is cut into thin strips, or else the inside won’t cook before the outside is overdone. A good butcher shop can do this for you free of charge. … Continue Reading →

Meat and Bean Chili
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Meat and Bean Chili

I think I’m enjoying the winter CSA I joined even more than I enjoyed the summer/fall CSA. Both are great, but the winter version includes such items as locally raised meats, cheeses, milk, and even root beer in addition to the late harvest/cold storage fruits and veggies. Our most recent share included a pound of ground goat meat. If you’ve never had goat, it’s similar to but gamier than lamb. It can replace beef in just about any dish, and it stands up particularly well in spicier recipes. … Continue Reading →

Perfectly Cooked Bacon Without the Mess!
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Bacon!

Pan-frying bacon is a good way to end up with grease splatters all over your stove. Those splatters are even less enjoyable when they splash your forearm. Grilling bacon imparts and excellent flavor, and it seasons your grill nicely too. It requires lots of attention, however, to avoid flare-ups resulting in black, crumbly strips. Microwaved bacon dries out too easily, leaving something that more closely resembles artificial bacon bins. I make my bacon in the oven. Not only does it eliminate the mess, but it doesn’t require much of my attention, leaving me free to get the rest of breakfast … Continue Reading →

Lemon Basil Marinade
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Lemon Basil Marinade

I’m slacking again with updating this site. I was hoping to get at least one more recipe in before my recent trip to Walt Disney World, but time got away from me.  I’d like to say it won’t happen again, but it probably will.  I’ve been thinking up some new ideas for this site, though.  I might start including some non-recipe (but still food related) posts.  They’d focus on techniques I use in the kitchen, some of my most used gadgets, and things of that nature.  I’d also like to start featuring some “guest” recipes, but more on that later. … Continue Reading →