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Valentine’s Day Dinner: Bourbon-Mustard Glazed Pork Chops

Growing up in the south, I’ve eaten my fair share of pork chops.  Mostly fried and always overcooked, pork chops are a southern staple.  However, with USDA lowering the safe cooking temp of pork to 145°F in May of 2011, juicy pork is more popular than ever! For me, I still love a good bone-in …

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Southern Gentleman’s Grilled Cheese

As a competitive cook with a foodie husband, many date nights are spent creating recipes and having at-home cook offs. We each create our own masterpieces, post the pics on Facebook and Instagram, let everyone vote, and then, share dinner. We’ve had potato salad throw downs, chili cook offs, and this one, a grilled cheese …

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Cherry Filled Biscones

Ever had that late night craving for sweets?  Yeah…I know.  We ALL have. For me, though, the sweets craving is rare.  I’m more of a ‘tater chips and dip kind of girl.  However, every once in a while, I’ll get a craving and I always want something bready and fruity. This recipe came from one …

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Oven Roasted Chicken with Blackberry-Bourbon Sauce

I love using ingredients in unexpected combinations.  I love taking classics and turning them on their side.  Last night’s dinner was no exception.  After going round and round about what to have for dinner, I gave up asking my husband what he wanted. The supermarket had a sale on blackberries, so I decided that we …

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Drinking Our Way Through the Ancient City of St. Augustine

St. Augustine is known as the oldest city in the “New World,” with roots dating back to 1565. Sadly though, St. Augustine didn’t come into the modern age of craft beer and spirits until the 21st century.  Some might say that the city is a little slow.  I like to think that they took their time …

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