Sweet and Spicy Dry Rub

Sweet and spicy dry rub is an example of a truly minimal effort achieving maximum flavor results. Excellent with pork or roast vegetables. Time, time, time… Where does it go and how can we get some more of it! This is likely to be a prominent feature in my writing for awhile. In juggling all there is to juggle these…

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Orange Braised Beef Short Ribs with Fennel & Carrots

Many home cooks are crazy about their electric slow cooker. Personally I am a bigger fan of braising in a Dutch oven. I just like the taste of food cooked slowly in the oven better than on a counter top. The meat and vegetables achieve a deeper flavor in the Dutch oven. Their tops and edges get caramelized while the…

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Seared Pork Chops with Vegetable Marinara

This week we missed our Monday Weight Watchers meeting and rather than holding out for our Wednesday backup I suggested we check out the Tuesday crowd to see what they are up to. The leader was bright, cheerful, and enthusiastic.  She presented the material with a smile but there was something about the evening’s topic that rubbed me the wrong…

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