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Dinner, Lunch, Sandwiches/Paninis

Bourbon Caramelized Onions, Bacon and Smoked Gouda Grilled Cheese Panini

Yesterday was National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day. I either didn’t know this or actually may not have cared, until I saw all the yummy GCSs being posted all over the Interwebs. So I had to run out and buy some yummy cheese and bread and came up with this concoction. Bacon, caramelized onions with a shot of bourbon, a really nice cheese. Lunch is served.
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Dinner, Lunch

Rainbow Stuffed Peppers

The other day, I found these cool looking peppers at the market. They are called Flame Peppers. They taste exactly like yellow or orange or red bell peppers (i.e. not spicy), but they look rather neat with the stripes and all. I was curious as to whether they would hold their color once cooked (you know how some veg changes color dramatically once heated). Anyway, had to give them a good and why not use one of my staple, go-to recipes of Stuffed Peppers. Yum.

FYI, obviously you can do this recipe with “plain ole” bell peppers, though in general, I would avoid green as they can be bitter. Stick with the red-yellow-orange type.
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Desserts, Sweet Snacks

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Bars

Chocolate? Check. Bourbon? Yep. Nuts? Sure, why not. Mix ’em all together and you get these lovely dessert bars that will rival any pie, but is much easier to eat(read: handheld). You could also skip the bourbon (but why would you want to?) and substitute walnuts for pecans. Any way you cut it, they are pretty awesome though.
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Dinner, Lunch, Sides

Shingled Potato Bake

Ah, spuds. Potatoes. Those super versatile, no one is ever the same, full of carbs, but still ever so delicious bundles of goodness. I seem to have s number of different kind in my pantry and fridge right now, so I thought I would do a small series on their versatility. First up: a new version of the baked potato called a Shingled Potato Bake. Simple (just peel, cut, oil and bake) and yummy. Best done with starchy potatoes like Idaho / Russets. Great to accompany a roast on a Sunday.
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