Spiessbraten, Idar-Oberstein Style!

When you are in Manhattan the choices for a 5-star meal exists around nearly every corner.  But when my Chief Travel Mate and I were reminiscing with friends, Catherine and Russ about Russ's awesome 4-ingredient Spiessbraten ... well, it didn't make sense to go anywhere except to the market to buy a pork tenderloin!  Russ quickly…

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Ham, Potato and Corn Chowder

Are you ready for soup?  I am! That is why I am starting my fall soup-a-thon  with a luscious ham, potato and corn chowder that is not only filling but very lovely in color and texture too! For me this soup started with ham that needed used up in my frig.  And then I had…

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Homemade Meatballs and Marinara Sauce

How often do you hear ... "These are the best _______ (fill in the blank) you have ever made"?   Ever? I cook ...  a lot.  My sous-chef dish-washing mom and The Chief  are very kind and complimentary of my cooking. But recently I received the "these are the best meatballs you have ever made" response followed by the appropriate…

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Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

A Facebook inspired recipe does it again! There are kazillions of recipes being posted from wall to wall on Facebook. I drool over them just like you do. But, just like you, I can’t cook or bake or EAT everything out there. Today, we’re going to be cooking Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast!…

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BBQ Pulled-Pork 4 Times in 2 Weeks – Priceless!

I know, I know!  Food blogging 101 says "do not post the same foodie thing 2 months in a row."  However, I am quite sure whoever wrote that rule never ate Roast Pork With Onions and Apples quickly followed by some finger-lickin' BBQ Pulled Pork with Root Beer!  Besides, this is my story! During the…

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