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Bourbon Maple Chicken

Recipe ideas can come from anywhere and everywhere.  Many of my recipes come from recipes that I grew up eating or from meals that I have had while dining out.  This bourbon maple chicken recipe actually came from an episode of Iron Chef America.  I love watching cooking shows and getting ideas for things to whip up in the kitchen.  The episode of Iron Chef America that I was watching just so happened to feature one of my favorite things in the world… Bourbon.

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Kinda Mom’s Red Beans and Rice

What would be your last meal?

It’s a question I’m sure you have been asked or heard asked many times in your life.  It’s something that is often tied to prisoners on death row; i.e. The Green Mile and loaf of corn bread brought to John Coffey.  So I again ask you the question. If you only had one more meal left to eat before you left this life and you could request anything you wanted what would you choose?  It’s pretty simple for me; my mom’s red beans and rice.

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Asparagus Soup

For the majority of people who are reading this and do not know me personally; know that this recipe is out of my normal repertoire.  My usual meal centers around some sort of protein.  Whether that be a nice steak, some nice plump shrimp, etc.  This asparagus soup recipe is definitely not that.  It’s a much lighter, and I suppose healthier, recipe that I am sure vegans AND the rest of us will all enjoy.

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Roasted Yard Bird

Roasting a yard bird, better known as a chicken, is something that most anyone can do.  I first came up with this recipe a year or so ago and lots of through trial and error I’ve gotten to what you see today.  The error being stuck with a chicken that really doens’t taste good at all, but making myself eat it because I don’t want it to go to waste.  I hope that I have taken the error away from your kitchen with what you have before you now, and I hope that you are able to try this recipe and that you enjoy it as much as I do.

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Garlic & Parmesan Fish

Working in an industry where the welfare of so many countless people is reliant in a large part upon me is very stressful at times.  Then when you add in the fact that so much of my work scope is out of my control I ended up pulling up to my house ever day in more disarray a fish as it’s pulled out of water with a hook in its mouth.  So where do I go to get myself back from chaos to order?  Well if you’re reading this I am sure that you know the answer to that but I’ll answer it anyway… My kitchen.

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Garlic & Herb Asparagus

I sure do love me some asparagus.  It’s such an easy and quick vegetable to cook I make it quite often as a side for dinner; and you can as well.  Scratch the typical broccoli or baked potato or rice that you would normally have along with your steak or chicken or such and try asparagus instead.

Like any vegetable you get what you pay for when it comes to quality.  I always go with organically grown asparagus myself.  I don’t know if they’re better than conventionally grown asparagus or not, but they are what I prefer.  The more important thing I have found though is to make sure that you get some nice thick asparagus.  I try to find asparagus that are about the thickness of my pinky.  They cook better and don’t become as flimsy when you’re working them in the pan.

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