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Pan Fried Crappies with Tarter Sauce

Earlier this winter, our son Nicholas and his fiance’s dad Chad gave us a couple of bags of freshwater crappie fillets that they had caught ice fishing on Lake Mille Lacs.  Crappies are a feisty freshwater species in the sunfish family.  They are popular game fish that are often caught by anglers fishing with minnows, worms or small jigs. […]

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Pretzel Dessert

I had been thinking about a fruity option for Thanksgiving and thought of pretzel strawberry dessert.  I’ve had different variations of this dessert over the years and it is equally delicious prepared with raspberries!  I’m not sure what you would call it, but technically it could be a “pie” since it has a crust, but it’s actually […]

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Beef Wellington

Bill and I are both big fans of internationally renowned Chef Gordon Ramsay (Jr.), who is a Scottish born British chef and restaurateur. His restaurants have been awarded 15 Michelin stars in total and I’m inspired by his impeccable pallet and art in the kitchen.  He is so handsome, but sounds mean on some of his shows. […]

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Caprese Salad with Burrata, Avocado and Balsamic

So simple, but oh so good!  Caprese Salad has become one of mine and Bill’s favorite go to.  Caprese, meaning “Salad of Capri” refers to something that comes from or is in the style of Capri, an Italian island off the coast near Naples. It is a simple salad, made of sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes […]

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Pan-fried Salmon with Couscous and Red Sauce

I had some awesome fresh Salmon and was looking at ingredients that I had on hand in the pantry and fridge for ideas to change it up.  Both Bill and I love Couscous, which is a traditional Berber dish of semolina (granules of durum wheat) that is generally cooked by steaming.  It is traditionally served with a […]

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