Huevos Rancheros, A Fiesta Of Flavors

The classic Mexican dish, Huevos Rancheros,  Is A Fiesta Of Flavors.  Fried eggs sitting on top of corn tortillas and served with a rustic tomato chili ranchero sauce can be found all over Mexico. If you travel there on vacation, you will find this dish at a simple  cantina as well as at famous beachside […]

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The Loon, A Magnificent Bird

The Loon,  A Magnificent Bird, is a much loved symbol of the northern lakes of our country and Canada. In Maine, the water bird is featured on one of its license plates and on the bottom of the plate, it states “A Natural Treasure”. With its iridescent black head and a neck that is ringed with a […]

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Grilled Duck With Cherry Sauce

The rich flavor of tender duck meat with a crisp skin calls my name every time I see it listed on a restaurant menu. When it is paired with a sweet and savory fruit sauce, it is irresistible. With summer in full swing and sweet red cherries in all the markets, I couldn’t resist making […]

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What A Difference A Year Makes

What A Difference A Year Makes in our lives. It is most notable when we look back at photographs taken at the same period each year as we record our daily experiences. What we don’t seem to notice on a daily basis appears to jump out at us when looking back at previous years. Children […]

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Bourbon And Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Chops

There is something special about a sweet and tangy sauce slathered on pork. Bourbon and  Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Chops served alongside turnips cooked three ways reminds me of growing up in the south. I’ve taken several of my favorite classic southern dishes and given them a modern twist. I grew up in a rural […]

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