I love beurre manie!

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For years, whenever I made any kind of stew or meat dish that required first braising the meat and then thickening the sauce, I used the flour and water method—mix some flour with some water, whisk or shake well to remove lumps, and slowly pour into the hot broth a few minutes before the dish…

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Take another little pizza my heart…

This is the chicken version of the bbq pizza prior to baking.  Love those baby zucchini!

I am speed typing right now.  I have to share quickly.  In my oven, nearing completion, is a pizza that makes my heart go pitter patter.   On a homemade, hand-tossed semolina crust sprayed with garlic juice is a layer of finely chopped grilled London broil and barbecue chicken tossed with homemade brown sugar hickory barbecue…

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The New Grill on the Block

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I received a bright shiny new gas grill for Mother’s Day.  This is a departure from the norm because my husband and I have been charcoal purists for nearly a decade.    There was an episode of King of the Hill years ago when Hank and their new Laosian neighbor had an argument over whether…

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