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Hi Friends! Happy first day of fall! We’re back with a super simple, amazingly tasty, Easy Broiled Fish. I’m working in Minnesota this week (hello…fall? It’s 90 degrees here today. What?) and last night in the symphony carpool we got to talking about food, cooking, and recipes. That’s no surprise to anyone who knows me […]

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Broiled Fish with Lemon Curry Butter. So much to love about this recipe! It’s fast. It’s easy. It takes only a few ingredients that you will likely already have on hand. It’s delicious! I always think of my friend Larry when I come across a recipe like this because he loves fish recipes that are […]

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Quick Smoked Pork Chops with Apples & Onions. This recipe almost feels like cheating. It’s so quick & easy that I almost didn’t post it but last week I was talking to my dad and he was making this for dinner and asked if I’d ever shared the recipe. Because you buy the pork chops […]

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Hi Friends! I figured I owed you a REALLY good recipe since I’ve been absent from Idiot’s Kitchen these past few months so get ready for a doozy! The Best Baked Crab Cakes! And to make these even more remarkable, you can easily make them gluten free. Hooray! These are based on a recipe from […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Dinner!  Doesn’t that look good? My lovely sister sent me this photo today and now I’m so hungry for a good corned beef St. Patrick’s Day Dinner! For me St. Patrick’s Day Dinner needs exactly what you see here, boiled cabbage, potatoes & carrots, and tender corned beef. Good thing we’ve got […]

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Maple-Roasted Carrot Salad – Hello, favorite new salad! I love roasted vegetables and especially love roasted carrots. Roasting concentrates the flavor of vegetables and in carrots makes them even sweeter and more delicious. I’ve made roasted carrots a zillion times but it never occurred to me to put them on a salad. Fortunately it did […]

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Easy & Juicy Pork Chops! The key word here is JUICY! We’ve all had them…the leathery, pan cooked or grilled chops. We start with such good intentions and then no matter what we do, how carefully we watch them, how quick we are with the meat thermometer…we get dried out, boring chops. I love pork […]

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Happy New Year! We’re back with what might seem like an odd combination – sausage & pumpkin, but one that has quickly become one of my favorite, easy pasta sauces:  Hearty Sausage & Pumpkin Pasta. I got this recipe from the grocery store just before Thanksgiving, when I’m sure they were trying to move the […]

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I’m getting in right under the Thanksgiving wire with a suggestion for those of you who don’t have the full meal already all planned out or need just one more item for your feast.  Apple Cranberry Crisp! Actually, even if you have the meal planned, I think you should add this because it’s quick, easy, […]

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Just in time for Thanksgiving, I have a gadget that you need to know about… How to Use a Potato Ricer! I am something of a kitchen gadget queen, although with my limited storage, (no basement, very few upper cabinets) I’ve been trying to wean myself off of gadgets that have only one purpose. I […]

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