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Gimme a word for this

It’s Wednesday … we’re searching for a word … What word does this photo inspire? Leave us your one-word answer in the comments section. At the end of the day we’ll pick our favorite word and send a prize to the winning contributor. Good luck!  Continue Reading
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Rare Pair – kids and fine food

My five year-old exclaimed at dinner: “Mmmm! That’s good stuff, baby!” The 10 year-old oldest child replied: “The rice?” “Nooo — the beef. Duh!” said the five year-old with all the indignance he could muster with a mouthful of tri-tip and meat juices running down his chin. Like it or not, I’m a proud parent of three …   Continue Reading
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Beef – it’s what’s for breakfast

Breakfast is my favorite meal and I enjoy it when served anytime of the day.  That’s why I’m sharing two delicious breakfast dishes I recently enjoyed. They were – what you might say – at opposite ends of the culinary scale. As a judge at the 2011 National Junior Angus Show Cook-Off in the “other” category (this …   Continue Reading
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Back-to-school dinner dilemma solved

For our family, school starts Aug. 24. I’m not going to lie, I’m excited. As someone who’s generally very schedule-oriented and a big planner, I happen to prefer the more structured timeframe the school year brings. Maybe I’d like the long and lazy days of summer more if I had a couple months off to …   Continue Reading

Howdy, cowboy

  I have a stack of magazines on my desk — everything from plate to Saveur to bon appétit. The cover phrases speak volumes and the photos make my mouth water. I know we’re not to judge a book by its cover, but no one can argue they say a lot whether we like it or …   Continue Reading