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Creamy Parmesan Cauliflower and Orzo with Bacon

Bacon.  Need I say more?  It is the ultimate flavor maker in any dish or served by itself with a fried egg.  In this dish, however, bacon is not the star of the show but plays a very important supporting … Continue reading

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Twisted Sweet Bread and Nutella with Orange Glaze

 Add More Butter is a lovely food blog, filled with beautiful images and inspiring recipes made by Hope, a Pastry Chef in a five star London hotel.  I started following her blog recently and am inspired by her ideas for flavors, … Continue reading

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Chicken and Artichoke Hearts Over Mediterranean Orzo

This is adult comfort food at its best, served around the campfire underneath a canopy of brilliant stars or in your back yard.  I love artichokes, thanks to my parent’s love of these prickly vegetables that grow in California.  When … Continue reading

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Braised Cabbage and Bacon

Red cabbage is going to be the star of this dish.  Don’t they look like angels, joyful arms and wings raised in praise and song?I want to make more side dishes with vegetables, so tonight we will braise regular and … Continue reading

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Video Series – How to Make Dennis’ Cooker

When our friend Dennis agreed to let us record the process he follows to make his lightweight cook station, I was thrilled!  We spent most of Saturday with Dennis in his shop, watching him go through each step of the … Continue reading

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Blue Cornbread

Check out this beautiful blue corn meal, delivered in person by Brent Bolton!Brent is a Dutch oven friend who stopped by recently and shared a bag of his hand-ground blue corn meal.  I love the subtle grey-blue color and its … Continue reading

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Roasted Cauliflower

I dedicate this to my Dutch oven friends Craig and Kim who cook with the Lewisville Lake Armadillos in north Texas.  They pointed me to this recipe that celebrates healthy cauliflower that I tried it out tonight and love the results.   … Continue reading

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