Summer Couscous Salad

This is the last recipe from the spiral ham this summer…I promise! I loved the challenge though! It kept my kitchen cooler, made me think outside the box a bit, and totally got me out of any comfort zone that I had. I am making this one for a Block Party my neighborhood is having this weekend! It’s fresh. It’s easy. It’s delicious!  I took the flavor profiles from our trip to Greece back in June. That’s what inspired me to make this with the fresh summer ingredients that I used. There, everything that was sold in the farmer’s market …

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Ham Salad Sandwiches

Last week when I was cooking it was so freaking hot in the kitchen I was dying! So I had a crazy thought of what pork dishes could I make that wouldn’t make my kitchen so hot. You’d think that would be easier that it is. You need to cook pork! BUT WAIT! You can BUY a pre-cooked HAM. So I went and bought a spiral cut ham from Costco and decided to make as many things with it without using my oven. Prepare for the next few weeks of HAM! Since this weekend is 4th of July here in …

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BBQ 101 – Rub’s Backcountry Smokehouse

Rubs Backcounrty Smokehouse-5 I love learning new things especially when it comes to cooking! A few months back we saw a Living Social deal for a cooking class called “BBQ 101”. I had to check it out. Walter and I read that in this 3-hour class we would learn all we needed to know about BBQ, and get to eat mighty good food along the way! After living in Austin for four years, I knew how to eat good BBQ but not really the ins and outs of making it. The class …

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