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Poetry in the Margins

For long stretches, I let the poetry-making, art-eating parts of myself lie fairly dormant. While this particular piece of my life is essential to who I am, I haven’t been disciplined enough or selfish enough or strong enough (depending on how you view these things) for its centrality to hold when waves of other responsibilities sweep around me. 880 more words

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Ropa Vieja

Ropa Vieja. Translates to old clothes or old rags – gosh that name just does not do this lovely meal justice! Slowly simmered beef, simmered until it’s all but fallen apart, with garlic and cumin and aromatics. 564 more words

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Classic Banana Bread

About the only thing I like better than my Pumpkin Bread is a really, really good Banana Bread. I can’t tell you how many Banana Breads I’ve tried over the years. 392 more words

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Grillades & Grits

So often one thing leads to another, and so it was when I made Shrimp & Grits with a Cajun Gastrique not too long ago! My sister came to visit shortly after and while she missed the Shrimp and Grits, she proposed we make Grillades.  664 more words

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Caramelized Onions

If you just need a few onions for a quick burger topping, it’s no big deal and you can probably do so fairly quickly, but when you’re caramelizing onions in a larger amount, it takes time. 589 more words

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Salmon Burgers

If you live in the Midwest, you’re probably familiar with Hy-Vee grocery stores. They have the most marvelous meat counters with all kinds of items you can bring home and cook up yourself. 681 more words

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Grandma's Applesauce Cupcakes

Do you have old family recipes that just take you back to childhood? Maybe it’s a photo, maybe it’s the first whiff of them baking in the oven, or maybe it’s that first bite? 511 more words

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