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My sons, Jeff, Christopher & Nick all married extremely health conscious young ladies. Alicia, Vanessa & Jamie are all beautiful, they work out and eat right. They are also big fans of juicing and have spoken to me about the many health benefits, as has my niece,...

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Perfectly Healthy Perch

I feel very fortunate to live on a lake with a healthy Perch population and it happens to be one of my favorites.  I generally grill my fish but on those occasions when I hunger for crispy, golden fried fish, I have come to rely on healthy options.  A few years ago, I...

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My Beef Tamale Skillet

My Jeanie loves Tex-Mex.  She’d probably eat it everyday if I’d make it.  She texted the other day that she was on her way home and had a hankering for Southwest flavors.  I knew what that meant.  A 30 mile drive (each way) to her favorite Mexican restaurant.  I...

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Very Special Salmon

I owe this recipe to a very special person that I miss dearly.  My mentor and great friend, the late Paxton Mills.  Paxton and I worked together in Denver. He was a phenomenal on-air talent and a great cook.  I could never figure out why he made the greatest salmon I...

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Beef Bourguignon

In early January, I conducted a survey to find out what winter comfort foods people enjoyed the most.  The response was incredible. I have been able to determine that there are about 20 go-to recipes that we all gravitate towards in the winter months.  Many were...

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Lobster Colorado

VALENTINE'S DAY RECIPE: LOBSTER COLORADO What's not to love about tender & juicy Filet Mignon (wrapped in Bacon no less) and topped with succulent Lobster?  This is a simple, elegant dinner.  Granted, we don’t splurge on beef tenderloin and lobster every other day,...

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Harvest Stuffing

In a skillet cook carrot, celery and onion in butter until tender but not brown. Stir in sage, salt, cinnamon and ¼ tsp pepper. In a large mixing bowl combine bread cubes, apples, walnuts & finally cooked vegetables. Drizzle with enough chicken broth to moisten & toss...

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Stuffed Shells

This is one of the greatest comfort food dishes of all time.  Just typing this makes me happy. As is often the case, I had a fabulous meal in a restaurant and couldn’t wait to get home to try to recreate it.  Jeanie and I were vacationing in Aspen Colorado.  We had...

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Homemade Sweet Corn Relish

The smell of vinegar simmering in the kitchen can be overpowering for some, but the aroma transported me back to my youth.  A time when many people had backyard gardens and faithfully put up a cupboard full of summer fruits and vegetables.  I suppose this in homage to...

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