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bacon wrapped duck

bacon wrapped duck

Back when I was in middle school, my dad started duck hunting regularly.  Duck season (from sometime in December to sometime in January) became a regular part of our lives, with my dad and brother often waking up at 3:00 a.m. on cold winter mornings to go out hunting.  And as a result, duck became … more

breaded vinegary pork chops

breaded vinegary pork chops

At one point in my elementary school life, my mother made me write down a list of the things that I like to eat for dinner.  She was getting frustrated with my picky eating habits, so I wrote a list to show her that really, there were all kinds of foods I like.  As long … more

bbq beef short ribs

bbq beef short ribs

I like to think of myself as a fairly organized person.  Actually, scratch that, I know I am a very very organized person.  I have lists for just about every aspect of my life: to-do list, grocery list, home improvement list, cleaning list, books to read list, books I have read list.  I ca hardly … more

asian marinated pork tenderloin

asian marinated pork tenderloin

I really want to coherently be able to tell you how good of a pork tenderloin this is.  Perfect for entertaining.  Also perfect for people who (like me) don’t tend to like the standard Asian fare. But honestly all of my thoughts right now are consisting of beach! beach! beach!  Because in just a short … more

baked rigatoni with tiny meatballs

baked rigatoni with tiny meatballs

So this dish basically made me have three realizations.  One–bechamel sauces are a thorn in my side.  Two–sometimes really hard work, and having a recipe take two or three times longer than you thought it would can be completely worth it.  Three–I might have been a little crazy to make this and double the recipe. … more