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Chef Les’ Pork Chops With Apples and Garlic Mashed Potatoes

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

Leaves are beginning to spin and fall and there’ s a crisp scent in the morning air. The body begins to crave something a bit more substantial than summer salads and grilled skinless chicken breasts. What could be a better intro to winter dining than crispy, golden pork chops and garlic mashed potatoes? Pork Chops with Apples & Garlic Mashed …

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Simple Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Quinoa

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

  Autumn is just around the corner here in the West. Days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler. Here’s a basic but  yummy and healthy breakfast recipe that would go well with a cool morning on the patio listening to the rooster’s boastful crowing and the coyotes mournful crying…well, in some shrinking yet still open areas that …

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Dutch Oven Beef Stew:

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

Chef Les Kincaid knows his beef stew! Here’s a recipe for you in anticipation of chilly autumn nights and nippy days. Kind of makes you want to rent a log cabin in the woods, doesn’t it? This recipe was so popular when was first published on VOE in 2014, I had to run it again.  Merci beaucoup, Chef Les!   …

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Zesty Sliced Carrot Side Dish: A Cool Complement

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

I serve as one tenth of a delightful group of card sharks (haha!) who play Slide Bottom Gin on the first Friday of each month. Each pair rotates hosting the cutthroat event in their respective homes, and everyone contributes to the host’s entrée—as well as to the jackpot. One of the more formidable players, Charlene H., contributed the following delectable …