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Roasting winter squash whole

By | January 31, 2014

I love winter squash in all its forms. Butternut squash soup, acorn squash breakfast porridge, spaghetti squash with parmesan, garlic, and pine nuts…yum. But hacking through those tough skins? Intimidating. I’ve got a pretty poor track record with knives. And despite the frequency at which I slice into them, I really do value my fingers. […]

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Good morning, porridge!

By | January 30, 2014

I’ve been flirting with this whole “Paleo” thing recently. I haven’t given up dairy or grains yet, but I love the idea of including vegetables in curious places. So when I stumbled across this recipe for “Faux-tmeal,” from Melissa over at CupcakesOMG, I knew the acorn squash languishing on my kitchen counter wasn’t long for […]

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Grilling a frozen pizza

By | September 19, 2013

A couple days ago, a neighbor told Bruce that it’s possible to grill a frozen pizza and since then, he’s been dying to give it a try.  He actually made an attempt yesterday, but instead of preheating the grill to 425°, he preheated it to 700° – at which point, it caught fire.  Oops. So, […]

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International Bacon Day!

By | September 1, 2013

Last Saturday morning, my Facebook feed erupted with important news – it was International Bacon Day!  I’m never one to pass up a food-related holiday, so I pulled a Costco pack of bacon out of the fridge and got busy. For dinner, we had veggie burgers with bacon (affectionately called “Hippie Nightmares” around here), but […]

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Thrift Store Score: Food Dehydrator

By | March 20, 2013

I’ve wanted a food dehydrator for a long time…and yesterday, I scored this bad boy at Savers!  It’s old, but seems to be in great condition.  It even came with the original manual taped to the top of it. Best of all, it was only $12.99 – plus, I had a coupon for 25% off!  […]

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You’re brewing what?

By | September 16, 2011

There’s something new and certainly *different* fermenting in Coal Creek Brewery tonight. Is it beer? No way.Mead? Nay, sir.Wine, then? Well, you’re getting closer… That’s right, friends… We’re brewing margarita flavored wine Zima! Disclaimer: This is not real Zima. Zima was a malt beverage produced by Coors but they stopped making it a while ago. […]

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