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Sophisticated French Food Made Easy

There’s something magical about garlic, cream, white wine and fresh herbs. Maybe it’s because when you simmer them together they play a beautiful ballad. Perhaps it’s simplicity at its best. Maybe… ...

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Supper in a Snap

  There are often times I come home at the end of the day and go on a search through my pantry and refrigerator. I want something delicious for dinner, however the search usually ends pretty quickly ...

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Finding Fresh Fish

Growing up, summer started when Dad brought home the first catch. Striped bass grilled in foil over a bed of sliced zucchini and summer squash was and still is a staple for family dinners. This would ...

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An Exercise in Pescetarianism

At the end of December, I decided to go vegetarian for the month of January. And, to be completely honest with you, I technically I opted for pescetarianism, since I allowed myself to eat fish on ...

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Fishing Adventure Gets You Hooked on Fish

Now that we are deep into winter and I have to schlep through the snow and cold to and from work, I sit here reminiscing of my wonderful vacation to North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The sun was ...

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How I Became Brave Enough to Cook Fish

I am a forgetful person. No matter what I do, I can’t seem to overcome it. No matter how many post it notes I make or how many ‘reminder’ apps I download for my phone, I will forget something.

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Gone Fishing: How to Grill and Fry Fish

When I was a little girl, my father would often take my siblings and I fishing during the summer. We usually would go to my Uncle Paul’s pond in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Uncle Paul had a catfish bait ...

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New England Lobster Party in Chicago

I think the next best thing to beer is lobster, so I must share with you the amazing time I had at a recent New England Lobster class.

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We're Hooked on Fish

Not fond of fish? It could be because the fish you've tried wasn't very good, or perhaps you weren't exactly sure how to cook it. In fact, finding good fish in the Midwest used to be a challenge. But ...

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How to Smoke Seafood on your Big Green Egg

Given the heat the last few days, I’ve been craving lighter summer fare. It’s a little too warm for heavy food like pork shoulder and brisket. Smoked seafood, on the other hand, sounds pretty good. ...

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