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Recipes: Beef, Pork, and Lamb

Alphabet Soup: IACP, PDX, PRS, and SPA!!

Had a GREAT week in Portland for IACP, but am in serious need of a bike ride, yoga, and some real exercise, not to mention a hardcore deep tissue massage to remove the gnarly gremlin that has moved into my shoulder blade from toting too much heavy luggage. It’s mean. Mean and mad. AWESOME food…. Read more »

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Guest Cook: Slow Cooker Beef Stew on pauladeen.com

Hi there – Hope everyone had a happy and safe Thanksgiving. We had a very nice time. It was very bittersweet because this was our last holiday at the family home. I’ve been taking lots of pictures. I think I will miss the pond the most. It is truly, truly one of my favorite places… Read more »

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Summer Sunflower Celebration & Mustard Crusted Pork Loin

After the maelstrom of controversy my last post created about Julia/Julie and food writing, I think perhaps this week I need to go with soft, warm, and fuzzy. Something along the lines of sunflowers, baby lambs, and harvesting mint from a crystal clear burbling mountain stream. I still stand by what I wrote. It certainly… Read more »

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Memorial Day & Pork Nirvana: Coca Cola Glazed Baby Back Ribs

Memorial Day is the start of grilling season. I want to share with you an absolutely unbelievable rib recipe. I taught these all over last summer and the combination of sweet and heat is soooooooo positively off-the-charts good. I want to give a shout out to the National Pork Board for contributing the pork for… Read more »

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