Cincinnati Chili

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So. Rain. Lots of it. And then some more rain. Add a few floods. And some more rain. A bunch more rain. Don’t forget a significant additional amount of rain. …This has been our weather pattern for the past three weeks.  Add colder than normal temperatures (with the exception of one glorious, magical, sunny, sixty-degree…

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Taste of Home Old Fashioned Ham Balls

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Ham Balls. Could there possibly be a less appealing sounding name for a dish?* *Perhaps. But it would have to be exceptionally gross… Maybe “Repurposed Egg Salad” or “Blood Sausage”.  You get the idea… Let’s be honest, they’re also not the purtiest meatball on the block. They’re brown on the outside, but they’re a pinky…

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Ham and Cheese Stuffed Crepes | How to Make Crepes

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France exports many fine culinary things; cheese, chocolate, bread and the like, but none is as well loved at our home as the merveilleuse crêpe. Crêpes are most often served sweet and dessert-like here in the States. (Think Crêpes Suzette and whatnot…) I’m on a mission, though, to bring their savoury counterpart some well-deserved attention…

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Spicy Sweet and Sour Tofu

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From a smarty-pants, web-savvy point of view, I ‘m doing this strangely. I should be posting this later this week so you can think of it for Friday (say for instance, if you’re observing Lent) and I should not mention that I know that… But I was lucky enough to see some pretty spectacular thunderstorms…

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Creamy Garlic Lemon and Dill Chicken Pot Pies

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This Creamy Garlic Lemon and Dill Chicken Pot Pie is here to wish you all a very Happy Pi Day*. *In case you don’t also occupy the Nerdosphere, I’ll explain. Today is March 14th. In other words, it’s 3.14… In other other words, it is a calendar representation of the whole number and first two…

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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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