Chicken & Waffles

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When it comes to our weekly grocery haul, we’re pretty good at planning out a week’s worth of meals prior to making our shopping list to ensure we buy only ‘what we need/will use.’ The exception occurs when we come home from a vacation and have to replenish the fridge completely. Continue reading

Brats & Pierogies

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As mentioned in a previous post, we’ve been all about quick meals to balance our busier-than-usual work schedules. Over the weekend, we made a dish of ready-made sauerkraut perogies and German bratwursts. Both items only required a few minutes in boiling water, but we took it up a notch by browning the boiled pierogi and fresh brats in butter, and then roasting the latter in the oven until heated thoroughly. Continue reading

Salmon Sliders

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There is no doubt that Z and I enjoy cooking at home, but there are some nights (i.e., after a long work day) where we would rather opt for our usual take-out order or a simple, quick fix dinner. In one case, we’re spending money and not using our groceries; in the other, dinner becomes a repetitive goulash of sorts. Continue reading

BBQ Brisket Grilled Cheese

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When it comes to manning a grill, my skill level barely exceeds decently charring burgers or putting some marks on ready-made links. If you put me in charge of a smoker, I wouldn’t know the first thing for making a meat that falls of the bone. So, when I want real barbecue, I leave it to the experts. Continue reading

Lobster Salad on Cheddar Biscuits

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Just like croissants, biscuits are one of those variations of bread that can transform a sandwich. While it could be  classical conditioning sponsored by Pillsbury, the thought of them makes my mouth water. So many flakes of buttery goodness. Continue reading