Tuna Filled Avocado Salad

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Welcome to my favorite lunch of all time. In the dog days of summer, I eat this at least two times a week. It throws together in a trice* and fills me up without weighing me down.  In the winter, I eat this as a way to stave off the cold-weather blahs. *Trice. Did I…

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Superbowl Party Food Part III | The Snacks

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This post is Part III, The Snacks | The Halftime Show, of my three part Superbowl Party Food roundup. Be sure to check out Part I, The Savoury Team, For great hearty party food options and Part I, The Sweet Team for desserts that range from simple to show-stopping. You have the meal planned, you…

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Superbowl Party Food Part II | The Sweet Team

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This post is Part II of my three part Superbowl Party Food roundup. Be sure to check out Part I, The Savoury Team, for great hearty party food options. Ah, dessert. The sweets. The good stuff.  The reason to run on a treadmill. Or not.  And by ‘or not’ I mean run on the treadmill,…

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Superbowl Party Food | The Savoury Team

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You know what’s coming Sunday.  I know what’s coming Sunday.  I’m just going to pretend that it’s National Finger Food Day because I’m not a big fan of the you-know-what-bowl.  Dip bowl?  Yes!  Soup bowl? Undoubtedly.  Chip bowl?  And how! Superbowl?  Meh. The Evil Genius and the Minions, however, adore all of the aforementioned bowls…

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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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Six Week Bran Cereal Muffins

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I got a bit of an unpleasant surprise while reading cereal box ingredient lists at the store the other day. Let me back-track for just a moment or two, though.  For years upon years upon years, drawing close to a decade and a half, I’ve been making a particular bran muffin.  More of a Bran-ish…

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

Bacon Jam. Seriously intense and habit forming from foodiewithfamily.com

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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15 Ways to Eat Your Popcorn

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This is a reprint of my column that ran in yesterday’s issue of the Record-Eagle. “I don’t understand all these things people are doing to popcorn.  Why bother?  Popcorn is perfect with just a little salt on it.”  Thus said my father while we chatted on the phone a couple weeks ago.  At the time…

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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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