Category - Folk/Indie

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Duet: Beer Braised Short Ribs in a Slow Cooker / The Head and The Heart
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Duet: Skillet Shepherd’s Pie / Van Morrison “Moondance”
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Duet: Moist Roasted Chicken / Trampled by Turtles “Stars and Satellites”
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Duet: Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars / Joni Mitchell “Ladies of the Canyon”
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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Truffles / Simon and Garfunkel “Bridge Over Troubled Water”

Duet: Beer Braised Short Ribs in a Slow Cooker / The Head and The Heart

The food: My favorite cut of meat, hands down, is beef short ribs, which are larger and meatier than their pork counterparts. They aren’t exactly healthy, but these chunks of beef are definitely worth splurging on from time to time. Over the years, I’ve ordered short rib sliders, nachos, tacos, and more from restaurants. I decided it was time I learn to make the[…]

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Duet: Skillet Shepherd’s Pie / Van Morrison “Moondance”

The food: Coming up with new ways to use ground beef is tough. We’ve grown bored with our regular standbys—hamburgers, tacos, meatloaf. To shake things up, I decided to try shepherd’s pie. It’s easy, fast, and includes an entire meal of protein, veggies, and carbs all in one dish. I’m also a big fan of anything I can make and bake right in my[…]

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Duet: Moist Roasted Chicken / Trampled by Turtles “Stars and Satellites”

The food: When it comes to protein, I prefer red meat. Unfortunately, that’s not the healthiest choice. Chicken is a smarter option, but unless it’s part of a cheesy pasta dish, I don’t really like it. I tend to overcook grilled or baked chicken out of fear of undercooking it, leaving it dry and lacking flavor. Desperate to find a way to make chicken a regular—and welcome—part[…]

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Duet: Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars / Joni Mitchell “Ladies of the Canyon”

The food: When I was little, my mom never bought granola bars. Why spend money on something you can easily make? It’s been a couple of decades, but the smell of toasting oats still takes me back to my childhood kitchen. Although I grew up with homemade granola, I’ve been guilty of buying bars. No more! My mom was right (don’t tell her I said that): Why buy what[…]

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Truffles / Simon and Garfunkel “Bridge Over Troubled Water”

The food: A lot of the food I make for this blog is the product of me wanting to learn something new. I’ve never made truffles, but I love chocolate. I mean, I really love chocolate. After some reading, I realized truffles are pretty damn simple to make. Melt some cream, butter, and chocolate, then add in whatever flavor you want (I[…]

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