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Recipes

Homemade Carolina Barbecue Deviled Eggs

Ah, Spring, when eggs flow abundantly and barbecue season is beginning. Deviled eggs are such a wonderful, easy side dish for barbecue get togethers and picnics. I’ve tried so many different recipes over the years, but I do believe I finally came up with my favorite – Carolina Barbecue Deviled Eggs. Peeling boiled fresh eggs … Continue reading »

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Delicious Homemade Potato and Leek Soup

I love Julia Childs. She’s my cooking hero. She’s way too much fun to watch on TV. But when it comes to her potato and leek soup recipe, “simmer the vegetables for 40 to 50 minutes until vegetables are tender”, ain’t nobody got time for that. I like quick, home-after-a-long-day of work recipe instead. I … Continue reading »

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Homemade Apricot BBQ Sauce

The deli at our local grocery store used to give away an apricot BBQ sauce with the chicken tenders. I bought the chicken just so I could get the sauce. I loved it. For whatever reason, they quit carrying it and switched to a boring honey BBQ sauce. No thanks! So I decided it was … Continue reading »

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No Sugar Canned Pears

Fresh fruit in Alaska can get expensive, organic fruit even more so. So when Costco has cases of organic pears for less than $2.50 per pound, you buy a case and get to work on no sugar canned pears.   The hubby isn’t a big fruit person, so most of the fruit in our house … Continue reading »

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Cooking from Scratch is Scary

Cooking from scratch is scary, or at least I used to think so. I’ve often told the hubby that I married him because he can cook (he used to cook in restaurants.) I can bake. I’ve been baking since my early teens and my mom decided at that point I was the house baker (except … Continue reading »

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Blueberry Rhubarb Lemonade Popsicles

It’s been hot. Well, it’s been hot by this Alaska girl’s standards. Mid-70’s in the shade, and I’ve spent the week in the non-shaded garden trying to get all my starts in the ground asap. Finally almost done! But I’ve been needing something to cool off. Ice cream is easily the first thing that comes … Continue reading »

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Foraging Spruce Tips

I’ve been determined to do more foraging this year. Believe it or not, Alaska wilderness has a lot of food to offer, not just ice cubes and snow cones. One of those treats is spruce tips. There’s a fairly short window for foraging spruce tips. I managed to pick a few right at the end … Continue reading »

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Egg Recipes When You’ve Got Too Many Eggs

Ah spring, when seedlings are started, it snows in Alaska, and the chickens are laying eggs like crazy. I’ve got 5 dozen eggs in fridge ready to sell and two more dozen on the kitchen counter, and I still need to collect eggs today. I think it’s time to break out the eggs recipes when … Continue reading »

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Smoked Salmon Chowder

One of the very first meals I made for the hubby when we were dating was smoked salmon chowder. He was a little wary at first, but now it’s one of his favorite meals. I made it for dinner the other night and thought I’d share the recipe with you!   Every year, the hubby … Continue reading »

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Homemade Moose Summer Sausage

The hubby has discovered charcuterie, “the branch of cooking devoted to prepared meat products, such as bacon, ham, sausage, terrines, galantines, ballotines, pâtés, and confit, primarily from pork.” I, personally, am loving it. After faithfully following recipes for a while, he finally decided it was time to branch out with his own recipe. Thanks to … Continue reading »

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