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Say “Cheese”..as in Broccoli Cheese Soup with Smoked Chicken and Bacon

Broccoli Cheese Soup with Smoked Chicken and Bacon

Broccoli Cheese Soup with Smoked Chicken and Bacon

Taste this soup and it will put a smile on your face.  You won’t even have to say, “Cheese.” (PS.  take some advice from a photographer and never ask your subjects to say cheese…that’s where the term “cheesy smile” comes from.  So, just ask them to smile.) This soup has everything a comfort food soup should have:  cheese, bacon, smoked chicken, a little Tabasco and some vegetables, especially broccoli.  So, what more do you need in order to make it? Read more

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Please may we have S’more? With Bacon? (Indoor Gourmet S’mores)

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Can it possibly be Labor Day already? The last of summer.  The last hurrah.  No more beach picnics.  Kids are in school. Sigh.

But, even if you can’t have campfires (like here in the Sierras because of the drought) or it’s too cold to go to the beach, you can still make these Indoor Gourmet S’mores.

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A Day To Remember and Be Thankful and Eat Barbecue Ribs with Broccoli Salad!

Barbecue ribs with Broccoli Salad

Barbecue ribs with Broccoli Salad

Happy Memorial Day, even though it’s a little late.  We spent the day, actually almost the whole weekend, at Tahoe, which is our habit.  This year, though, we had no family with us.  It was just Yes!Chef!, me and Obie T. Dogg.

Obie T. Dogg at the beach last fall.

Obie T. Dogg at a Lake Tahoe Beach last fall

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Stuffed Easter Eggs or Hard Boiled Eggs Take on Whole New Meaning

It seems whenever I take cooking into my own hands, things go awry, no matter how closely I follow the directions.  Such was the case yesterday when I decided to make some simple Deviled Eggs.

My kids are grown now but they still come over for all the major holidays and birthdays.  I don’t color eggs anymore and I kind of miss that little ritual.  However, I found a nifty little trick of coloring the egg whites after they are cooked and shelled and thought that would be a fun thing to do.

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