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Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp for Two (grain free)

I just returned from Leesburg, Indiana where I spent three days eating a wide variety of delicious dishes prepared with duck, courtesy of Maple Leaf Farms (more on that in an upcoming post), and when I got home the garden had exploded with growth from a few days of rain and heat.  It was as […]

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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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20 Paleo Recipes for Spring

Spring in Colorado means high winds, sudden snow storms, and also lots of beautifully warm days that encourage green things to start peeking up through the sea of brown.  As I start the yard and garden clean up I am counting the new patches of green, and watching the strawberry plants come to life.  It’s […]

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Spring Trifle Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Sometimes you just need to eat a salad for dinner, and this one also works well for a buffet or brunch.  I love fresh fruit on salads, and the berries add layers of color and sweet-tart flavor.  If you don’t have a trifle bowl around, any large, glass bowl will work to showcase the colors–or, […]

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Grilled Tuna Oscar

When I was growing up my oldest brother had a beautiful restaurant overlooking the regional airport in my hometown of Muncie, Indiana, and it was one of the places I was first introduced to some classic restaurant fare.  One of my favorites was Chicken Oscar, which was a sautéed chicken breast topped with crabmeat, steamed […]

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Blue Cheese Stuffed Strawberries (plus a giveaway)

This recipe makes a lovely and quick appetizer or a light dessert, and I have also been known to eat some of these as a fast lunch.  I could probably live on the combo of fruit and aged cheese, and this version skips the traditional crackers, yet still works well as a hand-held nibble.  This […]

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