Jambalaya with Shrimp, Chicken, Andouille, and Ham and a Giveaway

I don’t have any Creole or Cajun relatives (that I know of), so for authentic recipes I turn to some of my favorite cookbooks. Emeril calls this particular recipe his “Clean Out the Ice Box and Freezer” Jambalaya, my kind of food, particularly now because after the holidays and fall harvest we have a freezer… 

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New England Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder Recipe - Andrea Meyers

New England clam chowder ranks in my Top 10 list of comfort foods, and it’s one of my favorite things to order in seafood restaurants. Recipes for clam chowder are hotly contested, and if you get into a discussion about chowder with New Englanders you are likely to get a wide variety of opinions on… 

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Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup with Five Peppers and Ham

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup Recipe with Five Peppers and Ham - Andrea Meyers

It’s May and I want to dream about picnics and cooking outdoors. We thought summer was well on it’s way when temperatures climbed into the 80s a couple weeks ago, then we were startled with the cold front that came through yesterday bringing lots of rain and dropping temperatures back into the 40s. Everything is… 

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Slow Cooker Four Bean Baked Beans

Slow Cooker Four Bean Baked Beans - Andrea Meyers

When I was growing up, baked beans were a delicious part of all our cook outs and potlucks. Cans of pork and beans were mixed with ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and onions, then baked in the oven. Sometimes strips of bacon were laid on top, creating a smoky aroma and flavor that reminds me… 

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Barbecued Ribs

Barbecued Ribs Recipe - Andrea Meyers

I can’t imagine summertime without barbecue…ribs, chicken, pulled pork, you name it. When it comes to ribs, I love sticky, sloppy, finger-licking sauces, although I like dry rubs as well. This is a family favorite that we enjoy when we visit Michael’s parents at their camp in the Adirondacks. The ribs are great for 4th… 

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