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Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

Before I flipped the Rover, I actually did a bit of travel which had not made it to the blog. Today, we go to Iowa. My good buddy Greg called me one cold Missouri February day as I was busy studying for the Foreign Service Officer test, (i.e. playing Sudoku on my iPad mini…), and […]

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Blissed

When you survive something many people think should kill a person – those who love you share many opinions. People tell you that you are blessed. People say your guardian angles saved your life. That this was an experience – nothing more, nothing less.  No need to take this to mean something significant in your […]

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Parmesan Baked Oysters

Here is a blast from the past – Chef Grant on T.V. doing a recipe for Valentines Day.  Like I say on the About page, the camera added about 35 pounds and 10 inches of hair… However, this recipe is awesome.  It was inspired by a year of weekly travel to New Orleans where its […]

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Peanut Butter Cookies

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! Here is a perfect peanut Butter Cookie recipe to bake with you mom, which is what I did when we made these in Colorado. As you know from the Peanut Butter Brownie recipe, I do love some peanut butter in my desserts and feel like these cookies are best.  They were even […]

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Sweet & Sour

No, this is not another post about travel in China and the good and bad – It’s a recipe from the road!! There was this little restaurant near my Inn in the Shuhe district of Lijang.  This is in Yunnan China and I traveled to this south west corner of the country to hike the Tiger Leaping […]

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Thanksgiving – Roasted Turkey & Pan Gravy

Yes, you can brine your turkey and shove a goose, a chicken and a quail in its ass before smoking it in the hole you dug in the backyard filled with hot rocks and banana leaves – all wrapped in bacon. (I’m just guessing from a professional point of view what the food network has […]

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Thanksgiving – Chocolate Pecan Pie

My favorite Thanksgiving dessert. Chocolate Pecan Pie Ingredients Crust – Buy One! 1/2 cup chocolate chips nuts – can spice nuts… 2 TB flour 4 eggs 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 cup syrup 1 tsp vanilla 4 tb butter – melted 2 TB Bourbon – optional – Directions Par bake crust about […]

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Land of the Flying Pig

If you were to pick up a stone on the side of the road in Bhutan and toss it randomly into the weeds which line the roads, you have about a 90% chance that your stone is going to land in a big bunch of Marijuana.  Seriously.  Its a weed and there is a ton […]

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Thanksgiving – Stuffing

Thought I would keep it simple today, since its Election Day in the States.   Giving Thanks

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Thanksgiving – Mashed Potatoes

No need to get fancy with a potato ricer or food mill.  Use one of those big mashers or just a couple of forks.  Keep it “rustic”. Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes Ingredients 3 – 4 pound yukon gold potatoes – peeled 1 pound butter 1 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup milk Kosher Salt Pepper Directions Boil peeled […]

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