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Apple Butter: Slow Cooker Style

A trip to the apple orchard is a penultimate fall activity. Picking fresh apples, sipping hot cider; maybe enjoying an apple treat. But our latest excursion also resulted in a copious supply of apples. So what to do? Make apple butter. If you never had apple butter, you are missing a sublime experience. It’s like […]

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Mixed red and white roasted beets

Imagine my surprise. The wife brings home a bag of beets from the farmers market, and mixed in with the traditional red beets are two large white beets. Once you peel away their dark red skins you find white flesh with red striations. If is wasn’t for that hint of red, they’d easily be mistaken […]

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Tom and Jerry at the Domino Bar Wausau

In Praise of the Tom and Jerry

A longtime holiday drink favorite of mine is the Tom and Jerry. This drink consists of a frothy meringue that floats in a mug of hot water, rum and brandy. Add a sprinkle of nutmeg on the top and you have the perfect holiday drink, warming the heart and the body at the same time. The Tom […]

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Spatchcock Grilled Chicken

Ahhh, summertime. With the warm summer weather, it couldn’t be a better time to get out of the kitchen and fire up the grill to enjoy some outdoor cooking. Actually, I never put the grill away, but I certainly do enjoy grilling a lot more when it’s 78 degrees than 5 degrees. Chicken is a […]

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Chewy Italian Ciabatta Buns

What’s everyone’s favorite from the grill? Hamburgers, of course. But the problem with hamburgers is watching your bun melt away when you put a big, thick, juicy burger on it. Ciabatta to the rescue! Ciabatta is a soft and chewy Italian roll with with plenty of big holes that will soak up just about any […]

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Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Brownies from the box are ok. I like them because they’re convenient and the mix is relatively inexpensive. Who can’t argue when you can usually get a box of mix on sale for only a $1. But when is comes to the decadent taste of rich  chocolate fudge brownies, you need to forgo the mix […]

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