Smoked Salmon for the Rest of Us

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Followers of this blog know that when it comes to fish, salmon is the family favorite.  It is readily available, affordable when purchased in bulk, and quite versatile as evidenced here, here and here.  We do salmon many different ways and they’re all quite tasty, but in my opinion, this method takes the cake. Smoked […]

Make-Ahead Meals: Cornbread Dressing Chicken Casserole

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I have a confession to make. I do not like casseroles. I just don’t. I’ve eaten many a casserole in my day or, as they’re called here in the Midwest, “hotdish.” So, you’ll have to forgive me if I’m less than excited about this recipe. Yep, that’s right. I’m going to give you a recipe […]

Make-Ahead Meals: Stuffed Manicotti

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We made it! We’re on the shores of Gichigami, enjoying the 14 inches of snow that were dumped here this week. Kola Nut was thoroughly impressed by the deer grazing outside our front door. And outside our back door? It’s Lac-Supérieur itself, greeting me home. How I missed you, Big-Sea-Water. Now we sit and wait […]

One Deal, Five Meals: Corned Beef

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It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and that means lots of corned beef and cabbage. I happen to love, love, love corned beef, and I can’t wait to get to the store tomorrow. Tomorrow? When all the corned beef is marked down, of course. One surefire way to save money is by stocking up on seasonal meats. […]

Make-Ahead Meals: Easy Enchiladas

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I like tacos. You like tacos. We all like tacos. Taco night happens to be one of my favorite nights. It’s right up there behind burrito night. It’s easy. Chop, chop, brown the ground beef, stick it out on the table and let everyone assemble dinner for themselves. Nothing like getting everyone involved in the […]