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  • By j@jlooney.com On October 7, 2015
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    This is one of my favorite guilty pleasures during the colder winter months. The bread takes a little effort, but is basically foolproof. For the beer cheese, use your favorite beer. I like something good and hoppy like an IPA, because I like the bitter finish this adds and it enhances the cheese flavor. I’d […]

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  • By j@jlooney.com On June 23, 2015
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    Pad Thai 1/2 package Thai rice noodles 1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 1/2 cup bean sprouts 1 1/2 cup scallions, sliced 2 tablespoon cooking oil 1 minced shallot 1/3 cup extra firm tofu 1/2 lime 2 tablespoons peanuts 1/2 teaspoon ground dried chili pepper 3 cloves minced garlic 1 egg 1/4 cup fish […]

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  • By j@jlooney.com On April 27, 2015
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    When most people think of Jerk Chicken, they remember that pizza they had that one time at CPK, or perhaps something they mad with jerk seasoning at a backyard barbecue. This isn’t anything like that. This is the real deal. many thanks to Tahmina Martelly at Kolpona.com for sharing this recipe, her heritage, and her […]

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  • By j@jlooney.com On April 27, 2015
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    Peanut butter cookies are a treasured childhood memory for me, and for years, I haven’t been quite satisfied with any of the recipes that I’ve come across. This recipe is an amalgamation of a few others, and makes a truly legendary cookie that reminds me of the ones my grandmother and mother used to bake […]

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  • By j@jlooney.com On April 18, 2015
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    When I was growing up, my best friend’s mom would make this chicken dish that she served over rice called adobo. It was salty, and tangy, and rich and delicious, and it quickly became one of my favorite dishes. Any time his mom asked if I was staying for dinner, I secretly hoped that she […]

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  • By j@jlooney.com On March 4, 2015
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    4 (6-oz.) salmon fillets 1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon honey 2 teaspoons minced garlic 2 teaspoons Sambal Olek 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1/2 teaspoon table salt 1/4 teaspoon onion powder Method Cook rice according to package directions (2 parts water to […]

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  • By j@jlooney.com On January 18, 2015
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  • By j@jlooney.com On November 26, 2014
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    Turkey can be a tricky thing. Here’s my fail-proof method for cooking a perfect, juicy, tender turkey every time. First, brine it. This will not only add flavor, but help even out cooking times and make the meat more juicy as well. Honey brine 1 lb kosher salt 1 lb honey 2 quarts vegetable broth […]

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  • By j@jlooney.com On September 17, 2014
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    Lemons, garlic and oregano – start with these three, and you’ve got the base for a sensational Mediterranean dish. This recipe, like a lot of Greek and Mediterranean dishes, is simple and full of flavor, and you can have it ready to serve in around 30 minutes without much hassle. Chicken Souvlaki 2 lbs chicken […]

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  • By j@jlooney.com On September 11, 2014
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    A good creole seasoning blend is vital to any Cajun or Creole recipe, and it’s a great blend to have around to season chicken, pork and other dishes as well. 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika 2 tablespoons kosher salt 2 tablespoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 tablespoon cayenne […]

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