Roesti (Swiss Crispy Potato Pancake)

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This post is, in part, a reprint of my column that ran in the Record-Eagle on Thursday. What is it about sledding hills that brings out the Evel Knievel in children? My boys -who have a rather nicely developed sense of self-preservation- become more than just a little reckless when you stand them at the…

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Bacon Jam, Avocado and Gorgonzola and Toasted Waffle Sandwiches | My Elvis Sandwich

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WARNING: This sandwich is dangerous.  It is potentially habit-forming. I apologize for what I’m about to introduce to you. Truly.  Deeply.  From the bottom of my bacon-enlarged bottom.  I’d say my heart, but my bottom’s bigger, especially after discovering these sandwiches.  And that’s a fact. Low-fat?  Heck no. Loaded with whole-grains?  No way. Low in…

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Bacon Jam (a.k.a. Oooh-Mommy! Jam)

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You know food is going to make you happy when it smiles at you.  (Probably could’ve made a buck selling a smiling egg yolk on eBay, but honey?  There was no way I was walking away from this breakfast.  And even if I did, there were twelve people waiting to take over the job for…

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How to Render Duck Fat and Make Duck Cracklins

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“Duck fat!  Hoo ha ha!…*” *Like Shark Bait, Hoo Ha ha! from ‘Finding Nemo’. “crackLINS! crackLINS! crackLINS! crackLINS! Duck, duck, duck, duck, duck. NO GOOSE!”  went the chant from my children who  -just two hours before- were making wet gaggy noises while watching me break down a duck into breasts, leg and thigh portions and…

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Ham and Swiss with Caramelized Onion on Rye Pizza

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Here we are in Challenge #5 in Project Food Blog from foodbuzz.com!  Thank you all many times over for the support you’ve given me in the comments here, via email, and on the Foodie With Family Facebook fan page. (That’s an awful lot of effs.) The competition has been more fun than I ever expected…

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Falafel (Savory Chickpea Fritters)

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This post is my entry for the second challenge in Project Food Blog: The interactive competitive series of culinary blogging challenges for the chance to advance and a shot at the ultimate prize: $10,000 and a special feature on Foodbuzz.com for one year.  I want to send out a big “Thank you!” to all of…

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Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger Stuffed Sandwiches

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Wake. Breakfast. School. Work.  Snack. School. Work. Lunch. School. Work. Snack. Work. Chores. Play. Dinner. Play. Bed. Repeat 4 times.  Weekend. Routines can be good things, but getting them to become routine is the tricky bit. And fitting everything extra (cooking, planning, friends, activities) into this fresh Fall routine?  Hoo boy. It makes me feel…

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Thai Sweet and Hot Garlic Dipping Sauce

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…Does writing two posts in a row with a sweet and spicy theme say something about me? In actuality, I do believe I can blame this one on you all, you sweet and spicy wildcats.  I did, after all, put it up for a vote on the Foodie With Family Facebook fan phage. (Yes, I…

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