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Salsa Fresca

Salsa Fresca We always enjoy cooking at the Murrieta Farmer’s Market on our Memphis Wood Fire Grill. The people are great and we always come home with lots of fresh fruit and veggies. Mike and Linda of Engle Farms sent...
 
 
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Southwestern Hush Puppies? That’s Crazy Talk!

Before you hush puppy purists grab the torches and pitchforks and head to Los Angeles for a few days of burning yours truly at the stake, hear me out. I was desperate for an appetizer at this Saturday's grilling and had no mone...
 

 
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Oakland Raiders: Bare Bones Barbecue Brawlin’

“You can buy the whole seat but you'll only need the eeeeedge!” Dubbing last Saturday's Bare Bones barbecue competition a “brawl” couldn't be further from the truth. The event was actually very laid back. It's just hard for me ...
 
 
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My Habanero Chorizo Pizza Experiment

Two weeks ago, my niece Jordan ordered me to grind up a batch of my habanero chorizo for the family's Saturday grill night. What she did not dictate was how I cooked it for the group. Some of you may remember how much I love pl...
 
 
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Thai Red Curry: The Art of Asian Heat

There’s something about the richness of red curry paste that is incredibly satisfying to the palate; in fact, I find that even a small portion of good red curry leaves me feeling sated—much more so than a comparable amount of C...
 

 
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Sidekicks: Three Fun Barbecue Side Dishes from Mike Stines

Now you’re looking for some ideas for side dishes that will withstand the hot weather and not make your guests ill. Here’s what I like to serve: Thai-style cucumber salad, horseradish pickled beets and pickled red onions. Add s...
 
 
 
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Mike’s Carolina-style Pulled Pork in Mustard

Barbecue cooking isn't rocket science nor, however, does two plus two equal four on the grill. Barbecue is low and slow cooking not baking (that’s more chemistry than cooking). The meat is done when it’s done; you can guesstima...
 

 
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Chilli Pickled Eggs Recipe

Eggs have been pickled for centuries, as a way of preserving them, these days you can get one with your Friday night fish & chip supper, but to me they are a Christmas tradition, something I have loved for as long as I can...
 
 
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jalapeno, bacon, cheddar parmesan corn muffins
jalapeno, bacon, cheddar parmesan corn muffins
jalapeno, bacon, cheddar parmesan corn muffins

Recipe: Jalapeno Bacon Cheddar Parmesan Corn Muffins

I don’t bake because I’m not a fan of measurement when cooking – but this recipe is forgiving enough even for the most haphazard cook like myself. I prepared these one weekend for a family dinner and 6 people ...
 
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Perfect Summer Party Food: Flautas Done Two Ways

If you're having people over and want to serve Southwest-inspried finger food, look no further than flautas. Here are recipes for beef and chicken flautas. Continue reading →