My Version Of Cuban Pork With Black Beans and Rice

Cuban pork with black beans and rice is a favorite of mine. When my husband and I lived in Florida, this succulent pork dish called lechon asado was common at many restaurants. If you are familiar with my blog, you know that we now live in New Hampshire. When I want a reminder of the […]

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Friends, Families and Memories

Friends, families and memories…some of the most important things in our lives. Circumstances can suddenly change our whole way of thinking and in the way we deal with issues that effect us all.  Sometimes, we are just innocent bystanders to life’s events but sometimes we are a major player. Up until now, good food, good […]

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Moroccan Chicken Stew

If it is a cold day,  you might be thinking about a hot bowl of soup for dinner.  Soup is always warm and inviting but you might want something just a little more substantial for your main meal of the day. Try taking some basic soup ingredients and turn them into an exotic tasting stew. […]

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Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers Two Ways

After the excesses of the holiday season for the last few weeks, it is natural to think about eating a little healthier and a little lighter. As you are well aware,  the Mediterranean diet is considered one of the world’s  healthiest. This meal follows along this healthy tradition…lots of vegetables, grain, and just a little […]

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Spaghetti Alle Vongole / Spaghetti With Clams

While traveling in Italy, we enjoyed many fresh seafood dishes that were simply prepared. One such classic dish was spaghetti alle vongole, Italian for spaghetti with clams. This dish will vary through the regions, cities and restaurants but always includes just a few ingredients. One thing is a constant…it is simple, fast and delicious. The […]

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Black-eyed Pea Risotto

How many of you celebrated New Year’s Day eating black-eyed peas to bring you good luck for the New Year? Did you  eat Texas Caviar, Hoppin’ John, or just the black-eyed peas heated straight out of the can with a little seasoning? Perhaps you are like my husband who thinks that black-eyed peas taste like […]

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Best Of The Year 2011

As I look back on 2011, it was a memorable year for me. At the end of May, I decided to start my blog, Back Road Journal. Going from the fear of how do I start a blog to being named “Best Food Blog of the Year” by Wineguys Radio and TV is amazing to me. […]

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