{better than} old bay seasoning

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This is my take on the popular spice mix that so many people love with seafood dishes. 1 Tablespoon celery salt 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (fine grind) 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon garam masala seasoning mix 1/8 teaspoon chipotle powder 1/8 teaspoon dry mustard…

swiss steak {crock pot recipe}

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Swiss steak reminds me of when I was little and my grandparents would come to visit. They’d make up big batches of the stuff and we’d pile it on steaming hot sour cream mashed potatoes. Here’s a way to enjoy this comfort food meal without hardly any fuss. The slow cooker does all the work!…

scenes from the past week

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heirloom tomatoes a “dexter” breakfast… french press coffee ham steaks and basted eggs with tabasco sauce blood orange juice alice waits for her share glorious summer flowers a picnic with my daughters and grandgirls in colvill park a lunch at falconer vineyards with my friend nancy… the mall of america… lunch at TC Grill… dinner…

mussels in arrabbiata sauce

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Oh my goodness… My cooking regimen has become pretty lazy this last month or so. I’m all about getting in and out of the kitchen quickly, making as small of a mess as possible, and not heating up the whole house for hours on end. This is one of my favorite things to make in…