Michelob Ultra Light Cider

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Summer is here and it’s time for cookouts, picnics, beach days and more; for occasions that call for packing a cooler and enjoying icy refreshments. Although beer is traditional, I feel nearly un-American for not really liking it. Packing a bottle of wine into a cooler isn’t always practical and most of the other bottled […]

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Friday Flashback: Peanut Butter Fudge Pie

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An oldie but goodie from the archives: This one dates back to my days of copying recipes onto index cards, back in the dark ages before the internet when I’d check out stacks of cookbooks and magazines from the library and clip recipes from the newspaper. I don’t know the original source but it’s been […]

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Chili Lime Grilled Chicken

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It’s summer, time to fire up the grill.  I’ve been experimenting with variations on grilled chicken lately.  I really like how easy it is to stuff seasoning under the skin and create a basting sauce at the same time.  Because I rarely have time to get chicken marinating early in the day, this method is […]

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Coconut-Lemongrass Rice and Sesame-Roasted Asparagus

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Both of these are incredibly simple and easy and since they go so well together on the menu I’m putting them together here in one post. Get the rice simmering then move on to the asparagus and they’ll both be ready for the table at about the same time. Coconut Milk, 2 cans Water Rice, […]

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Fettucine with Pancetta and Tomatoes (or Pasta All’Amatriciana, if you prefer)

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One day while wasting time perusing all the lovely photos on Pinterest I came across a pasta dish that looked pretty basic.  Good but basic.  Pasta All’Amatriciana it was called.  Could it be that I’ve been totally missing out on some magical new way to combine tomatoes and pasta? I set out to find what […]

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Chipotle Grilled Chicken Legs

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Spicy, smoky and easy.  Leg quarters were on sale so that’s what I used.  Use whatever parts you like.  Also, I think this would work well for roasting a whole chicken, either on the grill or in the oven. Chicken Parts, 4 leg quarters here Dried Chipotle Peppers, 6 to 8 Garlic, 3 or 4 […]

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