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Veggie Omelette

Leftover taters Mozzarella Celery Chives Salsa Onions Garlic “The omelette is commonly thought to have originated in the Ancient Near East. Beaten eggs were mixed with chopped herbs, fried until firm, then sliced into wedges. This dish is thought to have travelled to Western Europe via the Middle East and North Africa, with each country […]

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SUPERBOWL IDEAS : Boiled Peanuts

With the Superbowl coming up this weekend, all week I will be highlighting some ideas for your game day eats, here’s one: BOILED PEANUTS Many people north of the mason-dixie line have never had or heard of boiled peanuts. I would even say that many people in south aren’t very familiar with them as well. The practice of boiling […]

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Turkey Pot Pie

I was traveling home from Singapore so I missed Thanksgiving but came home to two man-sized trays of turkey and other Thanksgiving leftovers. I was on the phone with my sister while in Food Lion when she started talking about turkey pot pie which initially made me think of that punk John Bender’s quote from the Breakfast Club “SHUDDUP […]

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Curry Chicken

In the West Indies, curry is a very popular dish. The Indian indentured servants that were brought over from India by different European powers, brought this dish, as well as their culture, to the West Indies. In Jamaica and Trinidad, curried goat is prominently featured. Curry can be found at both inexpensive and upscale Caribbean […]

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Chicken Salad…Salad – Test Kitchen

In an attempt to break away from my fried regulars and eat better during the week, I experimented with making chicken salad  but using less mayo and adding humus to the mix. I used roasted chicken from the previous day but rotissorie would work too. 2 cups of chopped cooked chicken 1/3 cup chopped celery 1/4 cup […]

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HOW TO AVOID A DIRTY SOCK SOUP

There are a few rules I like to follow when I am on a ship: 1. Stay on the Captain’s good side 2. Stay on the Cooks good side 3. Only pee off the lee side (for you land lubbers, dont piss into the wind) Violating the first one can land you in an unemployment line. Number two […]

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Apple Pie Empanadas

I made these bad boys for the apple competition at the North Carolina State Fair and from what I hear the judges loved them  but I should have probably read the directions when they clearly said all entries should be a non-dessert. Apple Empanadas ¼ cup butter 3 tablespoons of flour ½ cup white sugar ½ cup brown sugar 2 […]

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BBQ Pork Empanadas – NC State Fair Runner-up

On Saturday Serena and I fought some of the worst traffic I have ever seen in my life to bring my BBQ Pork Empanadas to the North Carolina State Fair’s KC Masterpiece recipe contest. I heard the State Fair was a big deal (evident by the over 800,000 people who attended last year). Saturday’s attendance was 131,699. […]

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Creamy Cheese Pickle Wontons

Last week I made this recipe up for a Foodnetwork Magazine contest. I had to submit an original recipe using pickles. I have tasted cream cheese wontons before but always felt they were missing a lot of something. These things are packing more flavor then Hubba Bubba, give them a shout and let me know […]

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Caribbean Coleslaw

This is a follow-up to my previous post and can used to top a pulled pork sandwich or eaten as a side INGREDIENTS (adapted from “A Taste of Florida and the Keys”) 3 cups shredded green cabbage 3 cups shredded red cabbage 1 cup grated carrot 1/4 cup raisins 2 large oranges, peeled, sections and diced […]

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