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Chicken Stock

I understand that most people are going to reach for a can of chicken broth on a weeknight (and yes, let’s be honest, even on a weekend) but I am hoping that one weekend, when you have a little time on your hands and you plan ahead at the supermarket…

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Quick Sticky Buns

One of the recipes I made at Lake Austin Spa Resort this week was my Quick Sticky Buns and it was so popular that I thought I would share it here. AKA Biscuit Sticky Buns, it is based on my very quick and easy Cream Biscuits recipe. These are perfect for…

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Creole Spice Mix

Makes about 1/2 cup 4 teaspoons hot paprika 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.…

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Aunt Alice’s Blueberry Muffins

One bite of these muffins and I’m transported back in time to my childhood visits with Aunt Alice and Uncle Pat and my cousins at their summer place in Kittery Point, Maine. On those evenings when Alice herself wasn’t cooking up something wonderful, the whole rowdy bunch of us would…

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Rick’s Barbecue Sauce

My cousin-in-law, Rick Bzdafka, frequently cooks for the large crowd spending holidays at our family’s farm. A very talented cook and the soul of affability, Mr. Rick always whips up two separate batches of his barbecue sauce, mild and very spicy. (Note the variations.) Whatever your preference, you’ll find that…

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Super Bowl Recipe Collection

It’s Super Bowl Sunday and each year at this time I get requests for party recipes that will sustain the crowd as they focus on the field, the half-time show, and even the ads. Here are some of my favorites: Chicken and Tomatillo Salsa Nachos (recipe) Chorizo Chicken Wings (recipe) Oven…

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Basic Barbecue Sauce

This basic sauce recipe is easy to double if you are feeding a crowd or just want to have some on hand in the fridge. Makes 2 Cups Hands-On Time: 7 Minutes Total Preparation Time: 27 Minutes 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 garlic clove 2 cups ketchup 1/4 cup cider…

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Chicken Stock

I understand that most people are going to reach for a can of chicken broth on a weeknight (and yes, let’s be honest, even on a weekend) but I am hoping that one weekend, when you have a little time on your hands and you plan ahead at the supermarket…

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Craig Smith's Beef Jerky

Courtesy of Craig Smith Makes 40 to 50 Strips Ingredients (Craig says the yield is, “Never Serves Enough”) 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ¼ to ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes or liquid smoke…

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Craig Smith’s Beef Jerky

Courtesy of Craig Smith Makes 40 to 50 Strips Ingredients (Craig says the yield is, “Never Serves Enough”) 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ¼ to ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes or liquid smoke…

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