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Hits and Misses ….Lessons from 2011

New Kitchen. New Crew. New Rules.  New Life. I miss my family. I miss my friends. I miss Christmas and New Years and Baptisms and Birthdays and weddings and cruises. I miss being a good friend, a sister, a cousin, … Continue reading

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One Lucky Ducky

I am one LUCKY Duck! Even though my friends barely know I’m alive, I never see my real family, I haven’t put a lick of Make-up on in over a month, and I’ve got a few fresh burns on my … Continue reading

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Kids CAN cook, Venison Chili with Parsley Gremolata and Queso Fresco

With adult supervision, of course. Quick Story in Pictures. Recipe to follow!

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I am Woman…Hear me Roar…

Or not. It’s foolish for me to pretend that being a woman in the kitchen isn’t a challenge. Its a dichotomy, a struggle to balance. Sometimes I hate that it is still an issue. Sometimes, I love that it is … Continue reading

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What to eat…

One would think, based on my chosen profession , eating would not be a problem. However, one would be sorely mistaken. I am surrounded by Heavy Cream, Deep Fryers, Butter, all sorts of Animal Fats, Dairy, and thank god because I … Continue reading

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Grapefruit Zinfandel Marmalade and Rhubarb Jam

SO.. Lets say you’ve got some old ugly fruit that isn’t Quite suitable for tableside service, and you Loathe waste. Well, my friends, Have I got a solution for you!! Preserves, Jam, Marmalade! As long as you store it in … Continue reading

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Buona Fortuna Greens (and other good things)

Peace out 2010. Adios, vai com deus,  word to your motha, deuces. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. It is no secret, 2o1o, that you tried me hard. I’m ready for your nicer, hotter, more experienced older … Continue reading

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