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Grilled Duck with Cherry Dipping Sauce

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My dad retired to what I like to call the High Country some twenty years ago.  Since then he has relocated to Nevada.  Regardless, I have very fond memories of my time spent up there with family.  He lived in a small rural area in Montana that had the population of a small village, it more »

Beef Stock

Beef Stock

I love spending a lazy weekend day, at home catching up, and making stock.  I like to think of it as “healthy multi-tasking”.  I get home things such as cleaning the toilets, organizing a cabinet, dusting away dust bunnies finished, and I have a big pot of comforting stock.  From there, I have a meal more »

Pomegranate Chicken


As soon as I saw that we were using pomegranates this week, my mind turned to exotic lands. I immediately thought of the countries in the Middle East where they use vibrant spices in their recipes. Thick molasses, curries, lemony sumac and pomegranates. With the hopes of cold weather visiting us soon, I have been more »

Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Pork Tenderloin with pineapple salsa

We are going tropical this week over at the Back Burner.  I tossed around a few ideas for a recipe, from coconut curries to grilled salmon with mangoes.  Then I decided to share one of our favorite summer meals with you, pork tenderloin and a spicy salsa.