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Baked Sesame Chicken (grain free)

I have been craving deep-fried, Chinese take out for several days, so I made this baked version of Sesame Chicken to kill the craving–it worked.  While I love my popular recipe for Sesame Eggplant, I wanted something that didn’t require standing over a splattering skillet to pan fry, so I came up with this easy, […]

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Slow Cooker Honey-Vanilla Applesauce Recipe

Slow Cooker Honey-Vanilla Applesauce

This recipe will make your house smell incredible, I promise.  We had a couple of buckets of windfall Transparent apples, and after making a Caramel Apple cake and a batch of hard cider with about half of the haul, I decided to can some applesauce.  Cinnamon is the standard spice and it is wonderful, but […]

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It’s All Greek To Me, A Review and a Giveaway

Since we don’t have cable I will admit that I had never heard of Debbie Matenopoulos until I cracked open a review copy of her new cookbook, It’s All Greek To Me. Debbie will no doubt be familiar to those of you who know her from shows like The View, and her book is lavishly […]

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Early Season Barbecue

We have been talking about breaking in the new grill for weeks now, but the weather and/or our schedules have not been cooperative.  Over the weekend that finally changed and so grilling season has officially started here at the Bucarpenter household.  I had a couple of fully-cooked half ducks from Maple Leaf Farms and I […]

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Whole30: Day 4

Not a very interesting food day as it was mostly leftovers, but it wasn’t a hard day, either.  Breakfast was a repeat of yesterday–I reheated some of the leftover Crispy Noodle Pancake in a skillet and had that with eggs over easy and some sliced avocado.  I added in a small apple and had the […]

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Whole30: Day 1

For our first weekend breakfast I made omelettes using some of the eggs, spinach, and lion’s mane mushrooms from yesterday’s market.  I sauteed the mushrooms and spinach in a little clarified butter and seasoned everything with salt and white pepper.  We had these with a few none-too-flavorful organic strawberries from the grocery. After breakfast I […]

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