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Kentucky Burgoo

Kentucky what?? Burgoo! This dish is a staple in many parts of the state. Its simply a hunter’s stew. There is really no particular recipe other than it has three kinds of meat (usually game), beans, a tomato element, corn … Continue reading

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New York Manhattan Clam Chowder

So many delicious foods associated with New York! The Romanian Jews brought Pastrami on rye; an Italian immigrant introduced coal oven pizza, and Bagels were shared by the Polish Jews. Bagels and Lox, another New York prize, was a combination … Continue reading

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National Bouillabaisse Day

Bouillabaisse? What the heck is that you might ask. It’s a seafood stew (or soup) that originated in France. There are many versions and no one quite agrees which is the most authentic. The stuff has been around in some … Continue reading

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Easy Seafood Gumbo

Gumbo or Jambalaya? What’s the difference? Since today is National Gumbo day (yes, yet another National day), I decided to find out. I found out there isn’t a great deal of difference. Both have rice, but jambalaya has the rice … Continue reading

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National Chili Day

It’s National Chili Day! And today is a perfect day here in the upper Willamette Valley to celebrate this spicy dish. It’s cold and snowy and this warming dish fits the weather. But where did chili come from? Chili history … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Bean and Pork Stew

Stew in the slow cooker – what could be better? I don’t know about you, but we’re getting pretty tired of turkey.  And now with Christmas so close, we’re getting pretty busy.  Weekday dinners need to be quick and easy.  … Continue reading

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Cabbage Soup – A Hearty Fall Meal

Cabbage is one of those local crops that loves the cold weather.  It’s fairly easy to get right now.  I love to make soup that brings back childhood memories. When I was about 8 years old, we had some friends in our … Continue reading

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Crock Pot Beef Shanks & Leafy Greens Soup

This hardy soup is perfect for a week night- just put it in the crock pot, go to work and it’s done when you get home!  Add some hot garlic bread and it is simply delicious!

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Slow Cooker Beef Shanks with Potatoes & Onions

Every now and then you see these big, beefy shanks on sale. But what do you do with them? Slow cook ’em – slow and easy and full of flavor. And I love my crock pot.  This meal is so … Continue reading

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Crock-pot Mexican Pozole (Pork and Hominy stew)

Real Mexican Pozole has many more ingredients (like pig and chicken feet) and takes the whole day to make.  This version is easy to prepare and tastes delicious! Put it in the crock-pot before you go to work, chop the … Continue reading

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