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Saffron Cauliflower Rice

This recipe was inspired by a free sample from Raw Spice Bar, a subscription service that offers monthly assortments of spice blends that are reflective of a culinary theme.  I was sent the Persian-themed March set, which included three packets of spices, related recipes cards, and some history and context about each package. I was […]

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Shrimp Egg Foo Young

I hope you all really enjoy egg recipes, because the girls have all started laying and we are awash in the lovely little orbs.  Going out to the nest boxes each morning is pretty thrilling, and while I am sure that thrill will pass we are sure having fun with it right now.   Check out […]

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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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