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Whew! Hopefully we all made it through the holidays in one piece. If you over-loaded on cookies (we have proof that I did, here on this website), ran around shopping like a crazy person, or traveled to and fro seeing family and friends, chances are good that you are ready to start the new year […]

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This is one of my favorite fall dinners. Three simple flavors – pork chops, apples, and onions – get a little help from beer and apple cider to make a dish that’s not only comforting to eat but easy to make. This is old fashioned home cookin’ at its best. Here’s what you need: Pork […]

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Whooohooo! It’s chili season! Maybe it’s because it’s football season, but with the first hint of fall — which in Florida means day time highs and humidity levels below 90 —  I start craving a nice big bowl of chili. We already have several chili recipes here at Idiot’s Kitchen, and I hope to have […]

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Beer Cheese Soup. Official Soup of the State of Wisconsin! Or at least it should be. Let’s start a write-in campaign. This is good stuff. Quick and easy too. In keeping with my Wisconsin theme, I used a bottle of Leinenkugel’s Fireside Nut Brown Ale… but any nice, mild flavored brown beer should do the […]

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Excuse me, but what happened to the month of October? I’m a little slow on my promise of beer inspired recipes for Oktoberfest. Sorry about that, but this beef and beer stew should do more than enough to make up for my tardiness. When I posted about beer recipes, my violinist friend Derry (who has […]

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Beer. Cheese. Bread. Hard to find much wrong with those three words. Combine them and you’ve got one serious loaf of awesomeness. What do you think about having our own little Oktoberfest here at Idiot’s Kitchen? For the month of October, we will feature recipes that include the second Secret Ingredient – Beer! Where this […]

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Can you handle one more recipe in our Fig-a-thon? How about chicken breasts, pounded thin, stuffed with creamy fontina cheese and dried figs, all rolled up and covered in a savory sauce? Yes, I thought so too. Moist and delicious, this recipe looks super fancy but is really a snap to prepare. Here’s what you […]

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Remember our friends the figs? The Secret Ingredient for our fabulous Fig & Rosemary Pork Tenderloin? Well, these fantastic funky fruits are only available in their fresh form for a very limited time. So while you have the chance to get some fresh figs, you need to know my very favorite way to eat figs….other […]

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Fig & Rosemary Pork Tenderloin. Good food. Really good food. But first, a quick story…. A couple of weeks ago, shortly after the first anniversary of Idiot’s Kitchen, my husband Jim and I were chatting over dinner and a glass or two of wine about new ideas for the website. In what can only be […]

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