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Hot Diggity Dog! Kel’s Homemade Chili for Franks, Burgers and More

  Summer cookouts are on the near horizon, and oftentimes I like to keep it simple by just grilling hotdogs and burgers, and then adding one homemade touch to elevate those meats to a higher level. I’m talking homemade chili, of course. Honestly, I’m not a … Continue reading

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Drink of the Month, February 2012: Kahlúa

February 27th is national Kahlúa day, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. I’m posting this a bit early in case you want to get a head start on your celebration. Kahlúa is a rum and coffee liqueur made of Arabica … Continue reading

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Kel’s Curried Chicken Salad

The first time I ever tried curried chicken salad was back in the mid-1980s when I was in graduate school at UNC. I had an assistantship at the U.S. EPA’s library, which at the time was in Research Triangle Park, … Continue reading

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Best Meatball Sub in Raleigh? Comment for a Chance to Win

OK, so where’s the best meatball sub in Raleigh? I’m talking about delicious, homemade Italian meatballs with spicy marinara and lots of gooey cheese. The kind that comes on a freshly baked roll that’s crusty on the outside and soft and chewy … Continue reading

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Food of the Month, November 2011: Homemade Bread

In case you weren’t aware, November 17th is national homemade bread day. This year I’m celebrating it with my wonderful beer-cheese bread. I make this in my bread machine instead of kneading it myself, letting it rise and baking it … Continue reading

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Three Delicious Dips

Here are recipes for three great dips that people usually gobble down when I serve them at parties. The first is a hearty queso and sausage dip that is wonderful, even more so when the weather is cold. I also made a vegetarian … Continue reading

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Close to Home: Chubby’s Tacos

“Close to Home” is a new category on my blog and will feature reviews of restaurants within a 3-mile radius of my home. Luckily, there’s a wide variety of them (such as McCormick and Schmick’s, which I reviewed earlier this year), so … Continue reading

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Kel’s Award Winning Black Bean Chili

I’ve been making my black bean chili for years, ever since I had my first taste of it at Mitch’s Tavern on Hillsborough St. I’ve been going to Mitch’s since I was an undergraduate at NCSU, and while I like a … Continue reading

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Tip of the Month, October 2011: Enjoy a Local BBQ Event

One of my favorite things about fall is all of the local BBQ events that area churches and organizations hold. As I mentioned in my earlier post “For the Love of Q” I always look forward to Lynn’s Crossroads Ruritan Club’s BBQ and … Continue reading

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Lamb Two Ways: Grilled Loin Chops and Greek-inspired Pita Pizzas

I have been a lamb fan ever since I was a baby starting to get my teeth. My Mom would give me a lamb chop bone to chew on instead of the normal teething ring most babies get. Yaaay, Mom! … Continue reading

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