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Root Vegetable and Barley Soup

Root Vegetable and Barley Soup

You can never have enough warming soups in your repertoire. No bacon? Add some cooked sliced sausage to this Root Vegetable and Barley Soup. Either way, this is a satisfying and comforting way to reward yourself at the end of a chilly day. Continue Reading →

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Crab Imperial with Red Pepper

Crab Imperial with Red Pepper

Being an Alaskan fisherman I have had my share of Crab Imperial. I have also experimented with making them. I love this recipe for Crab Imperial with Red Pepper because you can taste the crab. Ole calls this dish crab pudding and requests it all the time. It’s creamy, decadent and will be enjoyed by the entire family. Continue Reading →

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Halibut in Parchment

Halibut in Parchment

Cooking Halibut in Parchment or foil is a wonderful way to get the best results and add a dramatic flair to dinner. The paper or foil holds in the moisture, concentrates the flavor and protects the delicate flesh. The fish essentially steams in the oven and in its own juices. Follow the folding and cooking instructions carefully. The “foil” packets can be cooked in the oven or on the grill. Continue Reading →

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Sun-Dried Tomato and Sausage Strata

Sun-Dried Tomato and Sausage Strata

A golden, puffy strata will elevate the most mundane morning. Layered with buttered cubes of bread and generous quantities of Italian sausage and mozzarella cheese, this Sun-Dried Tomato and Sausage Strata must be prepared ahead of time, making it ideal for when you have house guests. Continue Reading →

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Bacon Wrapped Dates

Bacon Wrapped Dates

Everything tastes better with bacon and dates are no exception! These Bacon Wrapped Dates are simple to make and can be prepared before the party, so your guests will be munching on the salty, sweet and oh-so-satisfying bite-sized, bacon-wrapped dates the second they arrive at your home. Continue Reading →

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Pan-Fried Oysters with Tartar Sauce

Pan-Fried Oysters with Tartar Sauce

Ole loves the intense flavor of oysters and like most fishermen, he adores anything fried. These Pan-Fried Oysters with Tartar Sauce are hands-down the best pan fried oysters I have ever made. You might want to double the recipe, you’ll be wishing you had more! Continue Reading →

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Smoked Salmon with Wild Berries on Grit Cakes

Smoked Salmon with Wild Berries on Grit Cakes

This Smoked Salmon with Wild Berries on Grit Cakes recipe makes a terrific, simple yet sophisticated appetizer–perfect for cocktail hour. The berry spread brings out the richness of the smoked salmon, which is complemented by the slight sweetness of the grit cakes. It is one of our go-to appetizers when we want something truly satisfying. Continue Reading →

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Crab, Shrimp and Pork Pot Stickers

Crab, Shrimp and Pork Pot Stickers

I absolutely love eating pot stickers. What’s not to love about them? Crispy on one side, tender on the other and bursting with a flavorful crab, shrimp and pork filling. These are simple to assemble and sheer gold sitting in your freezer! The uncooked pot stickers can be placed on a parchment-lined tray (make sure they’re not touching) and frozen. Transfer to a plastic freezer bag and store for up to a month. To cook the frozen pot stickers, add an extra minute to the cooking time after the water is added. Continue Reading →

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Grilled Lamb Chops with Blueberry-Rosemary Sauce

Grilled Lamb Chops with Blueberry-Rosemary Sauce

If elegant is what you’re after, these Grilled Lamb Chops with Blueberry-Rosemary Sauce are the way to go. They make any dinner an occasion. Lamb chops are a sure sign of a fancy affair. But that doesn’t mean they’re hard to prepare or should be saved for special occasions. Actually, lamb chops can’t be beat in the summer as they cook quickly and are perfect for grilling. If you’ve never purchased lamb chops before, it can get confusing. So here’s what you need to know. There are two types of lamb chops available–rib and loin chops. If you’re looking for the show-stopper with the long bone, buy rib chops. The loin chop is a tiny t-bone steak containing meat from both the tenderloin and the short loin. Be sure to let the lamb rest after it’s grilled. If it’s sliced too soon, the juices will be lost, causing the meat to become dry. Continue Reading →

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Baked Pasta with Bechamel Topping

Baked Pasta with Bechamel Topping

This Baked Pasta with Bechamel Topping is a very common casserole found in the Greek cuisine and there are just as many versions of this recipe as there are casseroles in the U.S. Ground round can be substituted for the ground lamb if you choose. This is so simple and is my go-to recipe when company is coming! Continue Reading →

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