All They’re Cracked Up To Be: Black Sesame Crackers
Rolling the Dice: Mushroom and Spinach Stuffed Pork Loin
Geocache This: Grilled Eggplant Sandwich with Creamy Mushroom Spread
White Chocolate Strawberry Souffle

White Chocolate Strawberry Souffle

You know, the path to hell is paved with good intentions. In my quest to use as many strawberries while they are in season, I end up with an overabundance of Balsamic Strawberry Preserves. I just trade one problem for another (the story of my life). So with a plethora of preserves, I had to […]

Strawberry Balsamic Preserves

Strawberry Balsamic Preserves

For some reason, strawberry season seems to have gone on much longer than normal this year –and of course, I always buy too much and end up trying to figure out what to do with it all. I end up slicing and freezing a ton, but I also keep a supply of homemade preserves in […]

Call It Whatever You Want, Just Eat It: Three Cheese Grits Soufflé
Barley Any Trouble at All: Sausage and Barley Stuffed Tomatoes
More Than One Way to Skin a Catfish: Catfish Tacos with Cucumber Salsa
Cumin Sweet Potatoes

Cumin Sweet Potatoes

Print Recipe Cumin Sweet Potatoes Quick and easy Prep Time5 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time25 mins Course: Side Dish Servings: 4 Author: Scott Duncan, ©2010 Ingredients4 sweet potatoes peeled and diced2 T olive oil1 t ground cumin¼ C chopped fresh parsleySalt & pepper to taste InstructionsPreheat large skillet over medium high heat. Toss sweet potatoes, olive […]

Change of Seasons: Grilled Tilapia Packets with Tomato Arugula Cous Cous
Bilingual Blueberries

Bilingual Blueberries

Mango and Blueberry Galette (or is it Crostada?) I’ve got a friend who owns a bakery. She makes these wonderful dessert bites; little hors d’oeuvres that seem like they should be on display rather than eaten. Unfortunately, I have neither the skill nor the patience for that. My desserts lean heavily towards the rustic. It […]

The Never-Ending Propane Tank

The Never-Ending Propane Tank

Asian Marinated Pork Remember Willie Wonka and his Everlasting Gobstoppers? Well, I have the propane tank equivalent. We last traded out the propane tank in September – nearly 11 months ago. Granted, we didn’t use it prodigiously throughout the winter (it was freaking cold this year – even if you did live in Florida), but the thing […]

Childhood Favorite with a Twist
My Rosetta Scone: Orange Ricotta Scones

My Rosetta Scone: Orange Ricotta Scones

Just like the 19th century artifact that unlocked the secret of Egyptian hieroglyphics, I have finally stumbled upon the secret to making great scones. You know, fluffy and moist on the inside while simultaneously being a little crunchy on the outside with that great looking, craggly crater that forms on the top. I’ve tried recipes […]

Rubbed the Right Way: TexMex Rubbed Shrimp Skewers with Peach Salsa
Grilled Fruit Salad with Kiwi Sauce
My Blue(berry) Heaven: Grilled Salmon with Blueberry Dijon Sauce
Half-Baked: Multigrain French Bread

Half-Baked: Multigrain French Bread

I really like to bake. I’m not good at it, but I like it. I think that part of the trouble is the demanding precision that good baking requires. I’m a kitchen designer by trade – it requires me to be exacting all day long. You would think that those skills would translate into good […]

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