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Kick-butt Paleo Soup

  Sometimes we have lots of random leftovers, meat, vegetables, etc. that need to be eaten, but it’s a little of this, a little of that, and not a lot for a meal. We had lots of meats one Sunday (ground turkey from tacos, leftover…

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Homemade Flan (Cuban-style Caramel Custard)

This week for Sunday Funday Carol was inspired to make authentic Cuban sandwiches, so my mom made mariquitas and tostones to go along with them, and I made a simple salad with Columbia Restaurant’s famous “1905″ salad dressing.  I couldn’t think of a better way…

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From Bangkok to Phuket – A Culinary Journey through Thailand

This year’s food party took us form Bangkok to Phuket – A Culinary Journey through Thailand! We had so much amazing food, the hardest part was picking the winners: [Most Creative] Michelle & I Thaied in first place!  Michelle made “Fun Thai Me” pizza –…

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Texas Chili

I L-O-V-E Chili. Now that it’s warming up outside, chili frequently gets overlooked… but I think it’s a GREAT make-ahead dish that freezes easily and makes a quick meal right out of the freezer. I have to preface by saying I learned everything I know…

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The Fabulous Wildsmith Magickal Wedding

We had the honor of hosting the most beautiful, most magickal wedding I’ve ever seen!  Congratulations to the beautiful bride, the swaggerist groom, and the amazing family and friends!  We had such a blast and look forward to many years of happiness!!  

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Paleo “Pasta” Sauce with Zucchini Noodles

This recipe has become almost a weekly staple in my house.  Carol gave it to me and has graciously allowed me to share it! >>Thanks Carol!<< It makes a LOT of sauce, so I’m able to freeze quite a bit, and it heats up quickly…

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Super Simple Cuban Pulled Pork – Slow Cooker

This recipe is super simple and amazingly delicious.  It’s the closest thing to the lechon asado I had for new years in Miami growing up. Start with a good bone-in pork shoulder or butt with a nice layer of fat and stuff with with garlic. Sprinkle with…

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Norman & Marshall’s 8th Annual Christmas Party

Good times, great food, amazing friends!  Highlights of the party include some amusingly competitive games of pool, laughs at the fire pit walking away smelling like a fire place, amazing pulled pork, pickled onions, SPICY salsa, and chicken enchilada casserole — not to mention the…

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2013 Australia/New Zealand Cruise in Review

We had a great cruise, a full review of the Royal Caribbean Australia / New Zealand cruise itinerary will come soon… until then, here are the cruise highlights! Itinerary: Nov 19-23: Travel to Sydney, see the sights, and board the ship: Cruise Day 1 (Nov…

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Australia-New Zealand 2013 Day 2 (Opera House & Zoo Tours)

0600 Sydney Time – I called down to the front desk to inquire about having the complementary breakfast delivered (like they do in Washington D.C. for a nominal delivery charge), and was surprised to find that they only offered it in the dining room.  We…

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