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Free Kindle Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipe Book

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My best selling vegetarian slow cooker recipe book will be available as a FREE Kindle download on March 4, 2013 only!!  This REVISED EDITION Now includes serving size and nutritional information.Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipe Book: 30 Easy Set It & Forget It Meals is my very first book.  After months of persuasion from my family, I finally…
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Smothered Pork Chop

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  Click HERE for details on my Smothered Pork Chops cooking technique. Serves 4 Be sure to use low-sodium chicken broth in this recipe; regular chicken broth can result in an over-seasoned sauce.  Serve the smothered chops with a starch to soak up the rich gravy.  Simple egg noodles is my family’s favorite, but rice…
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Cooking the Perfect Smothered Pork Chops

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Smothered pork chops, a homey dish of chops braised in deeply flavored onion gravy, are folksy, not fancy; denim, not worsted wool.  The cooking process is straightforward:  You brown the chops, remove them from the pan, brown the onions, return the chops to the pan, cover them with the onions and gravy – hence the…
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Foolproof Hard-Boiled Eggs

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Makes 6 You can double or triple this recipe as long as you use a pot large enough to hold the eggs in a single layer, covered by 1 inch of water. Ingredients: 6 large eggs Directions: Place the eggs in a medium saucepan, cover with 1 inch of water, and bring to a boil…
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Macaroni Salad

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  Click HERE to read more about my Macaroni Salad cooking techniques. Serves 8 to 10 Make sure to drain the cooked and rinsed pasta thoroughly. Ingredients: Salt 1 pound elbow macaroni 1 celery rib, minced 1/4 small red onion, minced (2 to 3 tablespoons) 3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and diced small 1/4 cup minced…
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How to Make a Creamy Macaroni Salad

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Macaroni salad is an American deli staple.  For many people, it’s hard to imagine a picnic or summer barbecue without this salad of tender elbow noodles and creamy dressing.  Although relatively easy to make, it is also easy to make it badly.  Few dishes are less appetizing than a bowl of underseasoned, overcooked noodles accompanied…
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Dipping Sauces for Seafood

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These sauces work especially well with Pan-Fried Fresh Salmon Cakes, Pan-Fried Catfish and Pan-Fried Crab Cakes.  You may also serve one of these sauces with Steamed Lobsters. Tartar Sauce Makes generous 3/4 cup This is the classic sauce for fried seafood. Ingredients: 3/4 cup mayonnaise 1-1/2 tablespoons minced cornichons (about 3 large), plus 1 teaspoon…
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Pan-Fried Catfish

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  Click HERE for my detailed Pan-Fried Catfish cooking technique. Serves 4 To minimize splatters and maximize safety, use a Dutch oven with sides at least 5 inches high (not a regular skillet) when pan-frying the fish. Ingredients: 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 1/2 cup fine cornmeal Salt and ground black pepper 1/8 teaspoon cayenne…
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Pan-Fried Catfish Cooking Technique

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It was not too long ago that catfish, common in the Low Country – the coastal areas of South Carolina and Georgia, where it flourished in local waters – was considered junk fish.  Times have changed, and today catfish is highly sought after and expensive. Although I found pan-frying catfish to be very similar to…
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Pork and Pears with Lemon-Vodka Sauce

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  Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 13 minutes Use the time it takes to cook the chops to prep your pears and chives and measure the vodka.  You’ll enjoy an elegant dinner for two in minutes. Ingredients: 2 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops (about 1 inch thick) 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black…
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