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Baked Pork Chops with Cranberries is the perfect recipe if you’re looking for something a little different to add to your holiday lineup. It’s simple to put together and the cranberries add a nice festive touch. If you’re feeding a few or a crowd, this recipe is very easy to adapt and makes great leftovers. […]

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I’ve done a few of these Thanksgiving round up posts in the past and was going to skip it this year until I found myself googling “slow cooker Thanksgiving side dishes” last night. Jim has an office lunch tomorrow and they don’t have much in the way of a kitchen for cooking or reheating. I […]

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It’s finally happened. We’ve lost our ever-loving spatchcocking minds and have flattened Thanksgiving dinner! If you’ve been around this website for awhile, this should come as no big surprise. Remember last fall when we were spatchcocking chickens left and right for Buttermilk Roast Chicken and my favorite Smothered Chicken? Well, we proved then that spatchcocking, which is flattening […]

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  Chicken á la Crème or Poulet á la Crème, as Jacques calls it, is the first recipe I’ve tried from my wonderful new Jacques Pepin Cookbook. It is beyond delicious! My friend Cody gave me this cookbook for my birthday back in September and I’ve been ogling the recipes, beautiful photos, and Pepin’s own […]

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Yesterday my friend Larry was telling me about a group of people out in North Dakota or someplace who sit around and make up those “national days” of the year then put them on Twitter.  You know…Black Cat Day, followed by Crazy Cat Lady Day, Eat Pie Day, etc. Why should those folks get all […]

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Last week when I posted the recipe for Braised Pork Chops with Carrots I gave you just a little sneak peak at what turned out to be my favorite part of the meal… Corn, Zucchini & Spinach Gratin! While I love the traditional creamy, cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin, I feel like those are just a little too sinful […]

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Easy Carrot Salad! My mom used to make this when I was a kid and it was my job to grate the carrots. I never minded because whoever did the grating got to eat the little carrot nubs too. We always called this Carrot & Raisin Salad but I was afraid that if I put […]

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Roasted Carrots with Mint have quickly become my favorite vegetable. I don’t know why it never occurred to me to put mint on roasted vegetables before, but it is a heavenly idea. And if you’ve never roasted carrots before, you’re in for a sweet treat! Here’s what you need: Carrots, Fresh Mint, Olive Oil, Salt […]

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If you had ham for Easter and still have that ham bone sitting around, this post is for you! If you threw out your ham bone, don’t tell me. I’m not sure we can still be friends. Well, we can still be friends if you promise to never throw away another ham bone. If you […]

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Corned Beef & Cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays where I don’t do a lot of fussing around. My needs are pretty simple each year:  Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes, & Carrots. Please hold the green beer. If you’ve been around Idiot’s Kitchen a while, you’ll realize that this […]

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