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Recipe Rants: Alehouse Beef-and-Potato Skewers

We are always searching for new and unique ways to prepare food. Whether it be purely Alaskan recipes or new takes on old favorites, we share them on RobertForto.com under our Recipe Rants category. Sirloin is an outstanding beef cut for kabobs. Use red-skinned or Yukon Gold potatoes or a combination for a particularly attractive presentation. Mushrooms or parboiled carrot …

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30 Days About Me. Day 21: Recipe that I Love

This month I am participating in a blog challenge. It is 30 Days About Me from the blog a Daily Dose of Toni. Today’s topic is a recipe I love.  Over the past year or so I have been forced to spent more time in the kitchen. This is because the worlds have collided on several fronts and some of …

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Recipe Rants: Apricot-glazed ham with potatoes and asparagus

I am a meat and potatoes guy. Well not really–more of a pizza and sandwiches kind of guy. But I will try new things as long as it does not contain: beans, rice and raw tomatoes. Earlier this week my son, Tyler, and I tried to make a nice ham dinner. We found the recipe in the book, Real Simple. …

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Recipe Rants: Brown sugar-glazed pork with grilled corn

I have to say that my son, Tyler and I are getting pretty good in the kitchen. Over the last couple weeks he and I have picked out a few different recipes from the book Real Simple: Dinner Tonight. Done! Today we made brown sugar glazed pork with grilled corn on the new grill. This quick recipe takes less than …

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Recipe Rants: Chicken and chorizo tostadas

Last night my son, Tyler and I christened the new grill. We had been using one of those little Weber charcoal models for months now. We found a grill on sale at Lowe’s and grabbed one. Tonight we made Chicken and chorizo tostadas The recipe comes from a book that my wife, Michele bought for me, Real Simple. Dinner Tonight: …

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Super Smokin Rockin Salsa

My father in-law Ed Perry makes some of the best salsa on the planet. You have got to try this out: 3 medium tomatoes, diced 1 medium white onion, diced 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped 1 large jalapeño, diced w/seeds hot without mild 1 Serrano pepper, diced (these are hot) 1 stalk celery, deveined Juice from one whole lemon Juice from …

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Recipe Rants: Nutella Cheesecake Layer Bars (via Michele Forto)

Whats for dessert? Nutella Cheesecake Layer Bars! I found this recipe while browsing my wordpress.com account. I read it intently and after the second read I decided to give it a shot. You see I’ve never made cheesecake before. I bake a lot and to brag about myself, I make a darn good chocolate chip coconut cookie! But never was a brave …

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Recipe Rants: Chicken Salad with Peaches and Blue Cheese

I am a big fan of salads. I could eat one everyday. Well unless pizza is being served. My wife, Michele got me a cool book: Real Simple–Meals Made Easy. I guess she figures I don’t like to cook… Just kidding, I love to cook! Today, I am making a really simple chicken salad with leftover Rotisserie Chicken from Sam’s …

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