Monkey Bread

This bread is one of the easiest and tastiest treats I’ve ever made or eaten. I’ve been making this bread for the past 20 years and don’t recall where I learned it.

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One Pan Sausage and Vegetable Dinner

My pantry is full of spices and spice mixes from all over the world. Many of them were given to me by friends who know how much I love to cook and experiment with new flavors.

Some of the best mixes come from Penzeys Spices and today I feature their Ozark Style Seasoning. It is a Southern U.S. style blend of black peppers, numerous herbs, and salt. I have been using it to make the most delicious roasted vegetables one can imagine. The balance of spices is incredible and I use it below in this recipe.

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Pork Riblet Curry

This week while I was cruising down the meat isle I saw a lot of pork riblet packages with prices that were reasonably low. I couldn’t resist picking up a package to try out, even though I don’t normally buy pork riblets. I’m so glad I did though. Pork riblets are trimmed pieces from spare ribs. They are easy to cook and they cost much less than a rack of ribs. The package I picked up was pretty meaty without much fat.

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Massaman Chicken Curry

I love Thai food, especially the curries. I have made red, green, tofu, and massaman beef curries many times and have the recipes here for you to try. Out of all the curries I think massaman curry is my favorite. It is relatively easy to make as there are not-too-many ingredients. I start with a store-bought curry paste to cut down the time and cost. I have found that ready-made Thai curry pastes are plenty good enough when you crave restaurant-quality food at home!

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