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Five years ago today I started Idiot’s Kitchen with this recipe. It’s easily the recipe that I’ve given out the most: Easy enough to explain it to the person sitting next to you on an airplane. Easy enough to explain it to your friends during the break of an orchestra rehearsal. Easy enough to explain […]

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Warm Mushroom & Arugula Salad! We love having big salads for dinner so I’m always on the lookout for new recipes and ideas other than the standard grilled chicken chopped up over greens. Boy was I happy to find this one! So many good things going on – mushrooms, prosciutto, sundried tomatoes, to name a […]

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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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Long before there was an IKEA anywhere near where I lived, there was my friend Sonja who introduced me to Swedish Meatballs. Prior to meeting Sonja and being invited to her amazing Swedish Holiday Dinners, I was not a fan of meatballs. When you grow up in the midwest, what passes for meatballs are often […]

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Mexican Stuffed Peppers  – One of our favorite weeknight dinners. Colorful and sweet bell peppers hold a variety of savory and spicy ingredients which you can customize to your own tastes, preferences, and what you have on hand. I was never a big fan of traditional stuffed peppers because cooked green peppers tend to have […]

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    Breakfast. Dinner. Or Breakfast FOR Dinner. Sausage, Kale & Apple Hash has all those bases covered in a big way. Anything that includes the word hash usually gets my vote. When you start combining good things like smoked sausage, potatoes, apples, and hearty greens it’s hard to go wrong. This hash is bold […]

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We’ve reached that critical time of the year….Crazed Schedule Season! Yes, you might call it fall or autumn where you live but since it’s still quite warm here, we’re going with CSS – Crazed Schedule Season. Everyone I know is insanely busy. That goes double for my friends who have kids. Some of us (especially […]

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Let’s have a Labor Day where we don’t have to labor over dinner! Bourbon Peach BBQ Pulled Pork to the rescue. It cooks in the slow cooker (Crock Pot) so the day is YOURS to do other things. Pull a few ingredients together, do a little chopping and mixing, and you’ve got dinner ready to […]

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  Caramelized Peaches!!!! These were a happy accident and so good that even though there is no formal recipe, I had to share them with you right away. I was thinking of making this pork with grilled peaches recipe from the NY Times last night but I didn’t have the right cut of pork. So I made […]

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Pork Tenderloin & Portabella Mushrooms with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis. My dad showed up at my house with this recipe in hand a couple of months ago. We made it for a family dinner and it was so fresh and good, I’d been thinking about making it again it ever since. There are 3 distinct […]

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