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Citrusy Crockpot Pork Tacos with Spicy Green Sauce

Really the title should read “Citrusy Smoky Crockpot Pork Tacos” but I thought that was just too much. I have this thing about more than two adjectives before the name of a dish. It seems…I dunno…pretentious to me! Anyhoo…this is an August kinda dish. As I write this, it is August. It’s muggy. It’s hot. And I pity the fool who asks …

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Cauliflower Crust Turkey Pot Pie

NOTE: This post was originally composed right after Thanksgiving, but this recipe is good anytime, especially during the cold, cold winter! If you’re anything like me, you are in one of two situations at this point after Thanksgiving: The turkey is all squared away. Your family has eaten as much as they want right now. You’ve made stock. Maybe a …

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Panera Knock-Off: Nik’s “Something Chicken Stew”

 “This looks fancy…” That was my youngest daughter’s reaction when she looked at the contents of the slightly modified bowl I presented her this past weekend. (I’ll tell you why the modification in a sec.) Now to her, “fancy” is a good adjective. With the elder girl, not so much. I was quite pleased how this recipe turned out, mostly …

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Nik’s Chicken Chorizo Skillet

  I go to Denny’s. Quite a bit. That may be a bad thing for a post-op to admit but what the heck. If nothing else, you know I keep it real! S’anyway. I mostly go there because I know what to order there. I know my options and I exercise them! But every now and again they get something new. …

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Thai Shrimp Salad

Are you gearing up for that family BBQ yet? If you’re early out (or if eating around non-ops works your nerves), be sure to check out my survival guide to summer BBQ’s to help you deal. In the meantime, let’s move forward with recipes you might pass. This one is for folks who have families that like (or are receptive …

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