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Spritz Cookies After Christmas

Spritzgeback is a German cookie that is traditionally made around Christmas time. The good news is that if you decided you  wanted to make them in January or July they will still be delicious and you won’t be violating any international treaties. They are simple and you could make them for any occasion and just […]

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How to Make Italian-Style Hot Sausage

This year we wanted to start making more things at home and rely less on the convienent but low quality meat of my local Food Lion. For Christmas I received a Kitchen-Aid mixer with the grinder and sausage making attachments. Like Ralphie with the Red Rider BB gun I couldn’t wait to tear the box […]

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Make Your Own Bread This Year: Almost No- Knead Bread

I have always felt that making bread was intimidating and I am not sure why. Bread is something that humans have been making for over 30,000 years and is made with a few simple ingredients but many of us are still afraid to toss some dough in the oven. I found this recipe in Cook’s […]

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Big Ass Zucchini Burger

I was recently going through some pictures and came across an epic burger I made this summer and somehow had forgotten all about. I like to call it the Big Ass Zucchini Burger.  You may wonder why I would give it such a name? It would most likely have to do with the fact that I […]

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Easy Cast Iron Skillet Pizza

We were watching the Food Network last week and saw someone cook a pizza in a cast iron skillet. Ever since then Serena has been hounding me to try it in ours. A couple of days ago we decided to give it a shot. You may be lucky enough to live near a good pizza […]

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Prosciutto and Feta Cucumber Salad Wraps

If you are tired of regular old salad, this is a quick and easy way to enjoy a salad with your hands or make a quick Hors d’oeuvre for guest.  You can put whatever you like inside, hummus would have made a nice addition if mine had not been hiding in the back corner of […]

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Who you calling Lard Ass? Rose’s Lard Caramel

LARD!!!! There are not many words I can think of that evoke such a negative connotation. It has been ingrained in our heads as the foul, sloppy, mess when speaking in culinary terms and in describing our fellow man. When someone is looking to go for the jugular when arguing with our weight challenged friends, […]

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(Recipe) Beer Brats and Online Farmer’s Markets

If you check this blog out at all you are well aware that I am all about hitting up the area’s farmer’s markets and using the ingredients to make recipes. Now I am not going to sit here and act like I have been on farmer’s markets for years before it seemed like the cool […]

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Pumpkin-Shitake Risotto with Pancetta and Pine Nuts – Spain Farms

Last week I posted about my trip to the Durham Farmer’s Market where I came upon John and Dale Fluke of Little Tree Farm. They had an some chickens at their stall along with a chicken stock recipe. The wheels started turning in my head when I realized a few stalls down Spain Farms was […]

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Little Tree Farm Style Chicken Stock – Durham Farmer’s Market

There is no better way to start a weekend than with a trip down to the Durham Farmer’s Market. I really dig our small market and the opportunity to meet with local farmers. Early arrival is key if you wish to grab goods before pickings become slim. Making the trip early becomes difficult when I […]

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