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Kel’s Café Chicken Cacciatore

    When I ran across chicken thighs on sale the other day,  I bought a big pack, knowing I could freeze what I didn’t use for my delicious chicken cacciatore. You can make this with a variety of chicken pieces, … Continue reading

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Kel’s Best Barley Salad, Greek Style

  This refreshing and easy-to-make barley salad is great anytime during the year, but especially in the summer when there is an abundance of ripe tomatoes. In the winter, I just substitute romas or cherry tomatoes instead. You can serve … Continue reading

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Kel’s Café Basil and Sweet Pea Pesto

Got basil? More than likely if you grow your own you do, but it’s probably reaching its seasonal end and you’re getting ready to make pesto to freeze and enjoy year round. Or, if you’re like me and have limited … Continue reading

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Kel’s Tuna Pan Bagnat, With a Hat Tip to Rachel Ray

  It’s been more than a decade since several of us, on our then annual Thanksgiving trip to the Outer Banks, took a deep sea fishing trip and caught a boat load of yellowfin tuna. Seriously – more than 350 … Continue reading

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Kel’s Tasty Turkey Taco Lettuce Boats

Since Brad loves Mexican food but is avoiding red meat and all things bread (anything carb-laden, really), I created these wonderful ground-turkey-filled-lettuce boats, and used traditional taco seasonings such as cumin, chili powder and paprika to help spice up the … Continue reading

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These Chips Rule, No Joshing! Carolina Kettle Chips

Love chips? Specifically kettle chips? Well of course you do, who doesn’t? I am so thrilled to introduce you to Josh Monahan, founder and owner of Carolina Kettle Chips. Josh started his business a couple of years ago while still … Continue reading

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Seriously Sweet: Rebecca Burnett, Durham Toffee Company

  Let me start by saying this: Best. Peanut. Brittle. Ever. And I mean ever! The Brittled Nut Clusters from Durham Toffee Company are simply divine and after just one bite if you’re not addicted to them, then something is … Continue reading

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Kel’s Minty Irish Iced Coffee, Perfect for Saint Paddy’s Day!

You all already know I’m a huge Guinness fan. I also love coffee and, when I do drink whiskey, I’ll always defer to Jameson’s, thank you very much. So here’s a great libation, a little bit off the traditional St. … Continue reading

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Kel’s Classic Cobb Salad, A Meal on Its Own

The first Cobb salad I ever had was at the Fairview Dining Room at the Washington Duke Inn in the early 1990s, shortly after I started working at Duke University. To this day, it is my favorite Cobb salad in … Continue reading

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Kel’s Classic Chana Masala, or Chickpeas With a Kick

Chana = chickpeas. Masala = a blend of ground spices used extensively in Indian cuisine. Mix them together with a few other ingredients for a heavenly vegetarian/vegan side or main dish. So here’s a tip. When you purchase the spices … Continue reading

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