Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

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After discussing the major desire to have cream and butter and how almost everything is cooked in butter, and how hard it is to find food that hasn't been soaked in dairy some way or another, with a few friends, some offered alternatives. One was that you can use Earth Balance butter substitute and that Ghiradellie chocolate chips were dairy-free! That means I can still enjoy cookies!!!! I … [Read more...]

Infrared Turkey Fryer

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Foodbuzz and CharBroil were kind enough to send us CharBroil's "The Big Easy" Oil-less Infrared Turkey Fryer in advance of Thanksgiving, along with a Flip Video HD camera to record our cooking experiences. Since we're in the middle of the Project Food Blog's video411 contest, I'd like to point out that this entry isn't our contest entry (that would be over here: … [Read more...]

Coffee and Eggs — A Natures Pride Contest

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Natures Pride is hosting a contest offering airfare and accommodations to the Foodbuzz Blogger Festival in San Francisco this year. To enter, we needed to create a recipe using Nature's Pride bread. Christey and I went to the Blogger Festival last year, and we were really impressed by the winners of last year's contest. So, we batted some ideas around and decided to enter a recipe for mini … [Read more...]

Foodbuzz 24×24: Grass Fed Beef Tasting

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The folks at Foodbuzz run a monthly feature called 24x24. Each month, they pick 24 food bloggers to plan a meal on a specific day. In 24 hours, 24 meals are enjoyed around the world, and then blogged. This month, Foodbuzz picked Saturday, May 29th as the day, and Christey and I were selected as one of the 24 hosts. The meal we submitted was based on an idea I have been mulling over since … [Read more...]

Lemon Lime Chicken (and a giveaway!)

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(Read to the end for another giveaway sponsored by A Cork Above!) Citrus and chicken go well together in many cuisines. Many southeast Asian areas, Latin America, and the Caribbean cook or marinade chicken with citrus, and there's always the American suburban grill classic of lemon pepper chicken. I went Asian/Latin with the concept for this dish, with some classic French techniques thrown in … [Read more...]

Pork Charcutière (and a giveaway!)

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A few posts back, I documented the three day epic of demi glace. The technique I used was adapted from one of my culinary idols, James Peterson, writing in Saveur magazine. In the same article he provided a handful of sauce recipes using demi glace, including a derivation of the classic pork Sauce Robert, called Sauce Charcutière. I wanted to try this with some mustard and herb crusted roast … [Read more...]

Shrimp Skewers with Red Curry Sauce and a Giveaway

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Congratulations to Jess at Hungry For Seconds for winning our last giveaway! Your San Francisco goodie package will be on its way as soon as I hit the post office! Also, read to the end for another giveaway and a sponsor announcement! Last week, Central Florida had four hard freezes in six days. Normally, the rest of the county will have a frost and we stay slightly above since we're close … [Read more...]