4th of July in the USA

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It is a long holiday weekend. The stores are running low on grilling supplies and it is not yet Friday. I have my grilling goodies but am most likely going to take a moment to attend another pals cookout on the 4th. This will mean that I am a basic non cooking taster. But if

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Butterscotch Pudding

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Platts Place was on Wolf Rd in Colonie NY (near Albany). They were in business for over 62 years when they closed in the late 90’s; I noticed that a Buca di Beppo’s is in that location today…..Platts offered a decent Butterscotch Pie. It was just plain good. I never forgot that restaurant as I have never

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Salisbury Steak in a Delicious Mushroom Gravy

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I was scrolling through some great recipes on Pinterest and had looked at a salisbury steak recipe that just slammed me into a past moment in the kitchen at Joe Collins Italian Seafood Restaurant in Saratoga Springs NY where I regularly made a nice salisbury steak dish with mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy for the staff

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Grilling a Pizza

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My gal and I just returned from a week of RVing in hot, damp and sandy Fayetteville, N.C. The need was high to use a small table top charcoal grill that we bought during the trip to cook a few meals for a small group while on this trip. The little table top grill was

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Introducing Brazilian Home Chef Mariuska Vallejo

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Please allow me to introduce a new chef to you that will have a whole section on this blog. Mariuska Vallejo hails from the Sao Paulo region of Brazil. She came to the United States 10 years ago with Mr Vallejo and has two children, Maya and Victoria. Together in the wonderful North Carolina sand

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Pineapple Salsa for Pork Entrees

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I just cannot help myself when it comes to a great pork chop, ham steak or roast. I am offering this beautiful topping for a chop or pork roast to move you outside where you might get that grill fired up. Let’s make a nice Pineapple Salsa. 1 each fresh pineapple 1 leak or large

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