Country Ham Stuffed Dates

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Have you ever had a real country ham?  A proper country ham?  As in salt-cured, hard-wood smoked, aged ham from south of the Mason-Dixon?  If you haven’t, you really need to try one as soon as ever you can lay your hands on one. Country Ham is a food experience unlike many in the United…

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

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This giveaway is just a little thing, really, but I want to show my appreciation to you all. Scroll down past the recipe for details… I have wanted to make this soup for what seems like forever. I bookmarked it. I went back to it over and over. It just seems like I never had…

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Corned Beef Hash

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I love Corned Beef Hash. Have you ever played the “What would you eat for your final meal” game? This is on my list. It’s nearly impossible to go too far wrong when you combine corned beef, potatoes, carrots, onions, salt and pepper.  But a sublime Corned Beef Hash is a thing of beauty. The…

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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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