Bourbon and Bacon Jam

Bourbon and Bacon Jam

Have you ever put something off because you feared failure? Maybe you delayed a difficult conversation because you might say the wrong thing. Or perhaps you avoid wedding dances for fear of looking like a klutz. Or, like me, you decide to put off that first experience of skydiving because “failure” would be quite tragic. 🙂 Well, I have wanted to make bacon jam for years, but have been afraid the end result would be disappointing. But the day of boldness finally arrived.

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Roasted Tomato and Garlic Bolognese Sauce

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Bolognese Sauce

It is so much fun to see how Kristina has surpassed me – by light years – when it comes to cooking. She is creative and instinctive, and possesses the natural ability to invent adventurous (and wonderful!) culinary combinations.

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Poultry Seasoning Blend

Poultry Seasoning Blend

I love making seasoning blends from scratch – curry powder, taco seasoning, you name it. Maybe it’s a control issue, a little defiance against over-priced packaging from the store, or the fact that I don’t plan far enough in advance to know every ingredient for my menu. Either way, custom-mixed seasoning blends are the way to go.

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