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FoodGirl and the kitchen

Every year around this time I sit at my laptop and ponder, what I am going to bring to my holiday parties to blow everyone away. Usually I come up with some complicated, over the moon recipe that I spend days perfecting. Only to have it served to some rather inebriated guests who, at this…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

A few things in life are as satisfying as a big, juicy, American burger! Burgers are quintessentially American. They go along with American Pie, BBQ and Hot Dogs. Imagine watching “Grease” without the diner scenes, where they are chowing down on cheeseburgers and milk shakes. It’s not the same. It’s just the American way to…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

Side dishes have never been my forte. I am more the main entrée type of gal… That is where I sparkle. However, last summer I was at my friend Tanya’s house, when she was whipping up a last minute BBQ – a typical weekly occurrence. In between taking sips of her Sauvignon Blanc and putting…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

Salmon… The king of fish! Mostly everyone loves it… and unfortunately mostly everyone overcooks it. But not this time boys and girls… not this time. This isn’t your everyday salmon either kids. It’s Copper River Salmon. It’s basically the Hercules of salmon. And it’s fantastic. The Pacific Northwest comes alive each May as this salmon becomes readily available for…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

Cooking had unfortunately become a necessity for me rather than a pleasure, as just recently I had a child.  My newborn gives me about 20 minutes before she wants to be in my arms again.  So this calls for some quick prep work and a fast shove in a hot oven.  Grouper happens to be…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

I'll be honest: I hate seafood. I like fish. I can do calamari. I can handle scallops. But anything else is less than my favorite to say the least. My hubby, however, can eat seafood everyday, at every meal all the time. I suppose, many can say it's a match made in food heaven, because he gets to…

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