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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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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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Happy National Pi Day!

National Pi Day (3/14) snuck up on me again and I ran out of time to make a homemade pie to celebrate. So I dug into my archives and came across this most awesome strawberry chocolate tart, which actually qualifies … 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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