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Bacon & Blue Cheese Dressing

Bacon & Blue Cheese Dressing

Bacon & Blue Cheese Dressing My all-time favorite dressing is Bacon & Blue Cheese. We use it as a salad dressing, with wings, and even on burgers and steak. This is another recipe that’s easy to adjust to your tastes. One cup each of blue cheese and bacon crumbles makes a chunky, thick dressing. Blue cheese can be quite tangy, especially if it’s aged so adjust the strength of the blue cheese flavor by adding a smaller amount. Add more…

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Homemade Italian Sausage Recipe

Homemade Italian Sausage Recipe

 Homemade Italian Sausage Recipe When I look for recipes for sausage I find recipes using sausage, not making sausage. It took me quite some time to come up with our homemade Italian sausage recipe a few years ago. It takes trial and error, and we have to consider the freshness and quality of the herbs and spices we use. I tucked this recipe away two years ago after we raised a couple of pigs out near the orchard. At that…

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Fish Chowder – From Lake to Bowl

Fish Chowder – From Lake to Bowl

Fish Chowder A steaming bowl of fish chowder, a thick slice of homemade bread slathered with good butter, and a big spoon. That’s all I need to make a meal that leaves me wanting more even after I’m stuffed to the gills (you see what I did there?). Chowder isn’t just for seafood. You can use fresh water fish, and it’s especially good if you’re using fish you’ve just caught while ice fishing. I stick with white fish and skip…

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Breakfast Frittata with Sausage and Cheese

Breakfast Frittata with Sausage and Cheese

Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Frittata Our “kids” are grown so Christmas morning is quiet at our house. This year Steve is working “weekend duty” at work so he’ll be out to morning meeting and make sure everything’s alright. While he’s gone I’ll make our breakfast. We traditionally have a hot breakfast, not too big, that holds us over until we have dinner in the early afternoon. This year I’m making a favorite, sausage and cheese breakfast frittata. I’ll give you…

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Squash Soup – Turning Leftovers to a Main Course

Squash Soup – Turning Leftovers to a Main Course

Squash Soup Squash soup is another favorite way to use Thanksgiving leftovers. Did you see the recipe for Potato Pancakes? Squash soup and a potato pancake with a little sour cream on both would be really good right now! For vegetarian and vegan recipe, skip this step. To add a little heat and hardiness to this soup I like to slice a quarter-pound of Linguica or Chorizo sausage into 1/4″ thick pieces. Saute the sausage in a small pan to…

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Potato Pancakes Recipe – Thanksgiving Leftovers

Potato Pancakes Recipe – Thanksgiving Leftovers

Potato Pancakes I’ve adjusted the ingredient measurements for these Thanksgiving leftovers recipes. They’re a little more solid than the recipes I gave in this week’s On The Fire on air – but there’s still a lot of wiggle room. The moisture content in your mashed potatoes will determine whether or not you need to use an extra egg or add all-purpose flour in your potato pancakes mix. You’ll find another Thanksgiving leftovers recipe in Squash Soup. Thanksgiving leftovers are one…

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Garden Fresh Salsa – Garden to Plate in an Hour

Garden Fresh Salsa – Garden to Plate in an Hour

Garden Fresh Salsa I’m in the kitchen with Taylor this week while we use the seemingly endless supply of tomatoes and hot peppers. We’re using a variety of tomatoes – a plum-shaped volunteer, Luci (round, 6 oz), Juliet, Cherokee Purple and Bobcat, to make garden fresh salsa. The Bell peppers are a big, thick-walled variety called King of the North from Fedco. German Extra Hardy garlic did very well this year but I had to water it often to keep…

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Garlic Scape Pesto Recipe

Garlic Scape Pesto Recipe

Garlic Scape Pesto Recipe Garlic scape pesto is my current go-to food when I want a snack. I can eat this stuff like candy. It’s healthy, filling and satisfy, and it’s so good I have a hard time resisting. If there’s garlic scape pesto in the fridge I’m going to think about it until it’s gone. And then think about it longer. What is a Garlic Scape? Garlic scapes are the flower stems of hard neck garlic. They start growing…

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Blueberry Rhubarb Crumble

Blueberry Rhubarb Crumble

Blueberry Rhubarb Crumble Blueberry Rhubarb Crumble is one of my favorite mid-summer desserts…and breakfasts. Okay, maybe lunch and a lake night snack too. Wild blueberries are ripening while the late season rhubarb is still going. The flavor is more intense than the traditional strawberry rhubarb combination so you might want to use a smaller amount of blueberries than you do strawberries when you make a strawberry rhubarb crumble. If you use frozen berries you should thaw them completely and drain…

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Paleo Muffin Recipe

Paleo Muffin Recipe

Paleo Muffin Recipe I’ve been cooking with a lot of eggs lately thanks to 13 highly productive ducks, and remembered this paleo muffin recipe. I like it with blueberries as well as apples. If I use apples I trade the cinnamon for apple pie spice. Paleo Muffin Recipe 1 cup coconut flour 1/2 c cup coconut oil, melted, OR ½ cup vegetable oil 12 eggs (not a typo, use a dozen) 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup or honey 1 tsp….

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