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Oatmeal, Cranberry, Bacon, Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal, Cranberry, Bacon, Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfect breakfast cookies

Posted on December 22, 2015
Oatmeal, Cranberry, Bacon, Chocolate Chip Cookies came from a desire to make a slightly themed Christmas Brunch. Theme was Bacon and Eggs, but we weren't planning on a sit-down meal. Rather we thought we would make finger foods that we could enjoy while conversing and opening gifts. These cookies aren't overly sweet, but the smokiness of the bacon, tartness of the cranberries, and the hit of chocolate creates a symphony of perfect cookiness.
Posted in: Desserts, Pork
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Homemade Sausage Rolls

Homemade Sausage Rolls

Fresh pork makes a difference

Posted on December 22, 2015
This year instead of a traditional Christmas Dinner, we're going to have Christmas Brunch with the family. We plan on putting on a big spread with Mini Quiche, Fresh Biscuits, fruit and cheese trays, Bacon, Cranberry, Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies, and of course these Homemade Sausage Rolls. We are definitely thinking outside the hotdog bun this year. These Sausage Rolls are made from freshly ground pork meat that we seasoned ourselves and you will love the results if you do the same. 
Posted in: Appetizers, Pork
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Pork And Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

Pork And Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

A strange twist on a home-style classic

Posted on December 15, 2015
Pork And Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie is an "I have some pork and some sweet potatoes, now what?" sort of recipe. It was chilly that day, so I wanted something cozy to eat, and easy to make. That's when I thought, why not make a shepherd's pie! This recipe is overflowing with savory gravy. Instead of the typical peas and corn, I went with sweet green pepper. Then I added LOADS of pork topped it with a creamy and crispy sweet potato crust. What's not to love about this recipe?
Posted in: Pork
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Steak Diane

Steak Diane

With A Twist

Posted on December 10, 2015
Steak Diane is a  decadent little meal that is supremely enjoyable. The steak is tender and flavorful, the sauce is amazing, (But anything that is made with whisky and heavy cream would be right?), and everything else on the plate just makes it that much more delightful. I actually made this because I had nothing else in the house for food. I cook a lot and need groceries a lot, it's a thing. Anyway, I just happened to have some beef tenderloin, the ends that were trimmed from the Beef Wellington Recipe, the other ingredients... not so much, but it sure was delicious. 

 

Posted in: Beef
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Sweet Chili Shrimp

Sweet Chili Shrimp

Sweet and spicy seafood

Posted on December 02, 2015
Sweet Chili Shrimp is a great appetizer or meal, depending how you serve them. These little guys surprise the palate with their initial sweetness, then kick it in to high gear, finishing with a little fire. Ooooh, I am on fire describing these shrimpies aren't I? When I help with photo and video shoots at work, I love ensuring the food is good enough to eat afterwards. We wanted something colorful and tasty looking for a new accessory that we're working on, and I created quite the ticket with these shrimp. With the sauce and their cooked to pink perfection, they looked great on film, and when we were done everyone got to enjoy a taste. 
Posted in: Seafood
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Brined Turkey Grilled Over Charcoal

Brined Turkey Grilled Over Charcoal

Succulent Thanksgiving Turkey

Posted on November 20, 2015

When you go to buy a turkey for brining, remember to purchase a bird that has not been injected with a salt-water solution prior to packaging. It will say on the package if you buy it from a grocery store. You definitely don’t want to go Butterball if you are considering brining your bird. If you can, get your turkey from a trusted, local farm. You may have to call ahead and pre-order, but it will be worth the effort. 

Brined Turkey Grilled Over Charcoal is an easy way to have the best Thanksgiving ever with very little work. Brining is easy and a great way to add flavor, and keep the juiciness of your meat. Case in point, we accidentally overcooked our very big bird (14+ lbs). I was feeling rather nonchalant about the whole grilling process this time., I was going to let it go for an hour or two, and then put the meat thermometers in. It should need at least 4 hours, right? Well, we put the thermometers in, one in the breast and one in the thigh, and it was DONE! We're aiming for 165°F; the breast was 195°F and the thigh was 180°F! The poor thing barely got any color, but we pulled it off and foiled it, then wrapped it in a tea towel to keep the heat. When I carved it a few hours - Yes it was that early - later, it was the most succulent bird ever. Juices were running everywhere! Dinner was awesome. 

Posted in: Poultry
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Savory Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Savory Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Super easy, better than canned

Posted on November 20, 2015
You can't have roasted turkey without Savory Homemade Cranberry Sauce. But don't just pop open a can and let that gelatinous stuff ooze out! Seriously, a bag of fresh cranberries is far less expensive, and with less than seven ingredients you will have a little something that your guests will swoon over. Best part? It's gluten free too! 
Posted in: Veggie & Fruit
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Sourdough Bacon Stuffing

Sourdough Bacon Stuffing

Perfect for turkey dinners

Posted on November 20, 2015
Sourdough Bacon Stuffing is the only thing in this year's Thanksgiving dinner that contained gluten. I made it with fresh sourdough bread, and I had bacon out to make the Fully Loaded Baked Mashed Potatoes, so I used the leftovers in this recipe. 

 

I never stuff the bird when I use stuffing. There are a lot of factors that lead to that decision. Mostly I don't feel that I get a proper cook out of a roasted bird. There is risk of contamination of the stuffing from uncooked drippings, and most importantly, you don't get loads of crunchy bits, leading to fights among guests and family over the coveted crispy stuffing. Feel free to stuff your turkey, or chicken, or not. But whatever you do, enjoy the stuffing. 

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Garlic Mashed Turnips

Garlic Mashed Turnips

Smokey, sweet, and garlicky

Posted on November 19, 2015
Turnips are a staple on most holiday tables, be it Thanksgiving or Christmas. These Garlic Mashed Turnips go a long way and are the perfect vehicle for getting picky eaters to like vegetables. As an added bonus, they have all these little nooks and crannies that are perfect for holding extra gravy.
Posted in: Veggie & Fruit
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Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

With Sugar Cookie Crust

Posted on November 19, 2015
**This recipe makes 2 pies!**

Thanksgiving and autumn are a time for cozy foods and pumpkin flavored everything. I will admit that I have never liked even the thought of something pumpkin flavored, however I thought that it was about time that I finally acquiesced and made something pumpkin. Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake With Sugar Cookie Crust was actually very good. I will admit to being skeptical, but it turned out that the taste reminded me of gingerbread for some reason. Anyway. Thanksgiving needs Pumpkin Pie, so here you go. Sort of.   
Posted in: Desserts
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