Coffee Jerk Pork Chops

Coffee and jerk seasoning marinated pork chops |

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FlavorYourSummer #CollectiveBias Coffee Jerk Pork Pork Chops! Aah, the thrill of the grill!!! Yes, the grilling season has FINALLY arrived after a long frigid winter. I will have to send my husband to the garage to remove the…

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12 Paleo Diet ethnic recipes |

12 Paleo Diet Ethnic Recipes

  Here are 12 great ethnic dishes that I have adapted to fit a paleo diet with just a few simple substitutions. Below I have listed some common ingredients or side dishes to use when preparing a paleo diet recipe. Salt Substitute: sea salt. Potatoes: Use yams or sweet potatoes. Wheat flour: Use almond flour,…

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No Bake easy stove-top flan recipe or Latin American custard. |

No-Bake Flan

This no-bake flan recipe comes to you courtesy of my sister who is a fantastic cook. I must admit, I was rather skeptical when she said she was going to make a flan ON THE STOVE. Whoaaa, “this is never going to work” I said (in my head of course)! I honestly didn’t think her…

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Aunt Lou's Sugar Cookies: A 100+ year old sugar cookie recipe. |

Mrs. Allen’s Cookies

Mrs. Allen’s cookies. No, this is not a new grocery store brand, but another installment in the Aunt Lou’s Archives series. By the way, Mrs. Allen was a real person. So, who was she? How did her cookie recipe end up in Aunt Lou’s hands. Whether she was a neighbor, the grocer’s wife, or a…

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French onion soup and it's history through the ages. |

French Onion Soup and Its History

French onion soup is a simple, rustic and delicious dish. It’s one of my favorite  food items. Although it takes a bit of time to make, it is so worth it. I’ve often pleaded with my French friend to give me his recipe, but he is not budging. You see, he is a French chef…

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Pork tamales in salsa verde |

Tamales Recipe and Food History

Thanks to Herdez for sponsoring this post for Tamales-a Latin American food with ancient roots. This post along with Herdez celebrates “Dia del Niño” or Children’s Day which takes place on April 30 in most Latin American countries. It is after all through our children that the culinary traditions of our culture and families are carried on….

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Rose hips tea with biscuit and reCAP flip cap |

Rose Hips Tea

Easter is over! If you are anything like me I’m sure you ate your share of chocolate and other goodies too. I wanted to find a recipe that would comfort the overindulgent stomach and please the palate as well. Enter Rose Hips Tea. So what are rose hips? Rose hips are the fruit of the…

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How to make goat cheese at home - chèvre |

How to Make Goat Cheese Recipe – Chèvre

Goat Cheese or chevre, no matter what you call it; is go-o-o-o-o-o-d! Sorry, I couldn’t resist. It’s unbelievably easy to make, not to mention inexpensive compared to the cost of a store-bought portion.  Seriously, it’s about half the cost. By the way, you don’t need a goat, or even a friend with a goat. My…

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A Culinary History of Allspice |

Allspice: A Culinary History

  Contrary to its name, allspice is not a combination of spices, but an individual spice. It is the dried berry of a tree in the myrtle family. The berries are slightly larger than peppercorns. Their aroma is akin to that of cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg combined. It was the British that gave the berries…

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Quick and easy Irish potato leek soup recipe |

Irish Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup is an Irish favorite. It is just what you need on these dwindling cold nights when old man winter still refuses to release you from his icy clutches. Making this soup is so easy. You only need about 30 minutes. The ingredients are simple: butter, leeks, potatoes, salt, pepper and stock (vegetable or…

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Yummly - The Ultimate Digital Foodie Kitchen Tool

Yummly – The Ultimate “Digital” Kitchen Tool

What is Yummly you ask?  Well, it’s a virtual recipe box, a recipe search engine on steroids, a smart phone app, a shopping list generator, and bar code scanner all wrapped into one cool tool!  Let’s break down some of these cool features of Yummly. Yummly is your virtual recipe box on the desktop or on…

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