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Entries from November 2008

Black Bean Soup

November 12th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Serve it with a dollop of sour cream and some finely chopped green onions on top for a warm treat on a cold night. Just in time for the cooler temps heading your way this holiday season.

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Roasted Pork Loin with Cornbread Apple Stuffing

November 11th, 2008 · 17 Comments

This is one of my favorite holiday meals and I have been making this dish since the late 1980’s after I first learned about a mesquite roasted version of the preparaton from Chef John Draz who was chef at The Winnetka Grill near Chicago, Illinois. The original restaurant burned down in 1996 and has since been shuttered and Draz has moved on to other lofty chef duties but the recipe remains alive in this version and my variation.

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Tags: Entrees · Holidays · Recipes

Pumpkin Seed & Cheddar Cornbread Muffins

November 10th, 2008 · Comments Off on Pumpkin Seed & Cheddar Cornbread Muffins

A holiday twist on an ole Southern favorite of cornbread muffins. Using roasted pumpkin seeds, shredded cheddar and minced garlic this cornbread muffin recipe is a sure fire addition to any holiday meal. I whipped these up last week while my parents were in town and I also used 4 of the muffins once cooled as part of a cornbread stuffing in my pork loin roast. I’ll post that recipe later in the week.

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Tags: Baking · Recipes

Looking to Replace Old China, Crystal or Silver

November 6th, 2008 · Comments Off on Looking to Replace Old China, Crystal or Silver

Have you ever wanted to expand your out of production “China” from 6 to 12 place settings? Or maybe you have some “Silverware” inherited from your family and the set is missing some soup spoons? Or it could be possible that one of your fine “Crystal” goblets is cracked? Where can you find the items […]

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