BBQ Pork Panini

Once a year, or so, I go on a big trip. By big I mean international or at least cross-country.  This year my trip is to England to see my best friend and her family.  I tend to need a lot of preparation for international trips, which means I do not have a lot of time for baking and cooking complicated meals.  That does not mean I want to eat fast-food or junk.   What I do is think of fast meals that I can have ready in minutes with...

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Bacon Dill Potato Salad

The holidays are not always frosty and cold. Sometimes they are downright warm! At least they are in the Dallas area.  Sure, last year we enjoyed a white Christmas, but our typical Christmas is spent in often balmy 70 degree weather.  When I plan my Christmas Day meal I pay close attention to the weather.  If temps are looking to be above 60 then I plan a lighter meal that can be served cold, or at room temperature.  This potato salad...

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Baked Potato Salad

Last year I visited my family in Houston and while I was there I had my first taste of Baked Potato Dip.   It is a concoction of sour cream, mayonnaise, bacon bits, green onions, and cheddar cheese which is served with salty potato chips.   Overall the dip is pretty tasty and I have made something similar at home, with fresh cooked bacon in place of the bits, and everyone who has tasted it enjoyed it.  Now, let’s fast forward to...

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Egg Salad

If you are anything like me, you have a few left-over eggs from Easter.   When I was growing up we never had egg salad.  Maybe it was because my parents did not care for it, or maybe they never thought of it, but we never had it.  Once I struck out on my own I decided to give it a try, but I found a lot of the recipes I tried were either too bland or had too much onion or sweet relish, which overpowered the other flavors.   So, I...

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  Do you want to know the secret to super juicy burgers?  Would you believe that these juicy burgers have only two ingredients??     I am going to share the secret to the most juicy burgers you have ever eaten.  It is so simple.  It also goes against everything I have ever read about making juicy hamburgers.  I was a sceptic, I admit, until I tired it.  Now, I am sold and if you try it I think you will be, too! The secret is salt. ...

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