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It’s Chili Season

  Summer has come to an end, and fall days are upon us. Chilly fall nights always put me in the mood to make hearty foods. There are so many different versions of chili, and everyone has their own ...

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Do-Ahead Backyard BBQ Sandwiches for a Crowd

Since I live alone, people reach out to me all the time asking how I eat things like beef roasts or pork roasts, if I am typically just serving one person – me!

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Travel to Italy to Cook Like a Tuscan

This blog is a guest post from Peggi Clauhs, tour director for Cook Like a Tuscan. Peggi operated a cooking school in Bucks County, PA called the Cooking Cottage for 25 years. During that time, she ...

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A Meat Fest Weekend in Chicago

  For the past couple of years, I have had the amazing opportunity to help a dear friend of mine with the Chicago Beefsteak Event, an annual event hosted at the Dank Haus, the German cultural center ...

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A Most Wonderful Snack: A Guide to Treating Yourself

  When the reality of winter coming begins to set in, and it starts to look more and more like gathering indoors with our loved ones might be a bad idea for the second winter in a row, the importance ...

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Cooking for One

Being an empty nester and living alone, one question I get asked all the time is “Why do you bother cooking for just yourself?” My answer? “I’m worth it!” And so are you.

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Yes, You Can Make Gyros at Home

  When we think of gyros, most of us imagine a slowly spinning, glistening cone of delicious meat waiting to be shaved and nestled in a fresh pita or piled on top of a salad. It’s savory, juicy, full ...

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Birria Tacos

  If you ask my fiancé what he’d like for dinner, you’ll always get the same two answers – sloppy joes or tacos. I need more variety in my life, but luckily, I too, love tacos, so I enjoy ...

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Christmas Roast Beef

This holiday is most likely going to look different to everyone this year. There may have been job loss this year, and most of us are planning smaller family get togethers. But one great thing about ...

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Ropa Vieja

  At the beginning of the year, Cuba was on my list of places to travel in 2020. Thanks to the pandemic, it’ll have to remain on my list (which is growing as the months pass) a bit longer. I ...

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