Quick Red Beans and Rice with Andouille Sausage

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The last time I supped on red beans and rice, I was on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. As I recall, it was just after slurping down two hurricanes, inhaling a plate of beignets at Cafe Du Monde, and finding the oily crumbs from a long ago eaten fried shrimp po’ boy in my hair….

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Honey Dijon Pork Loin with Apricot

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It sure ain’t getting easier than this. Four very basic, very sincere ingredients. A hands-free forty minutes. Sharp meets sweet meets soft and supple on my favorite meat. Honey Dijon Pork Loin with Apricot 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup apricot preserves 1/4 cup dijon mustard 1-2 lbs pork tenderloin Stir the honey, preserves, and mustard…

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Cornbread BLTs with Creamy Blue Cheese

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  I promise I won’t share another bacon recipe again for at least ten straight hours.     Things are just getting a little carried away ‘round these parts. It was BLTizza, then bacon pancakes, and really… I have standards. Very few, but still. I also won’t tell you again about how much salty bacon…

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Bacon Parmesan Cornmeal Pancakes

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I spent 25 years in pain and suffering. Pain and suffering and deprivation and denial and dark, dark sadness. Then I tried pure maple syrup. The world righted itself again. And happiness knocked on my door. I looked through the peephole, asked who it was, made sure I was wearing something (somewhat) publicly appropriate, and…

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BLTizza

  Meet the BLTizza Bacon, lettuce, tomato, and izza. She’s awfully purdy.     On Sunday when I asked Daniel what I should make for lunch, he kissed me sweetly, told me to choose, but reminded me that he “doesn’t love BLTs" like I do. I smiled and told him, “oh, thank you for reminding…

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Slow Cooked Barbecue Pork with Mango Slaw

  Dear Mum, I made pulled pork last night, and…well…I just feel sour about it. No, not because the pork was bad.  In fact, it was sweet and saucy and smoky all at the same time. You know how I love that. And no, not because I will now have homemade barbecue sauce underneath my…

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Slow Cooker Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos

Twelve very important life lessons I learned last weekend: Given the amount of baking I do, I need to always wash butter down the drain using the cold faucet so that the butter clumps and flows right on through. Hot water causes the butter to melt and coat the lining of your pipes, eventually leading…

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