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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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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 – 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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Chef Joel’s BBQ Chicken

Chef Joel is also known as Joel Cansler – my father – and one very cool Dude.  (As you will see in the video below – shot while in Colorado in August.)  Check out his thoughts on BBQ chicken, my recipe notes on Chef Joel’s BBQ chicken and his favorite BBQ Chicken appetizer, grilled chicken […]

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Pot Pie

One of my favorite comfort foods.  And a food which is prominent around New Zealand in a variety of forms – which has inspired this post today.  This is not a traditional New Zealand pie but a very American and one I hope you enjoy. This is also something that is easy turn into a […]

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