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Father's Day fixins
Just another day with the kids all working or out of town. A very, very quiet weekend for us. I made Chicken Korma, my first attempt to decipher a zillion recipes, all different but the same. Some with tomatoes, some not. Not a lo cal meal at all, this one ...

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The Perfect Summer Salad
That my friend is a bold statement but I stand by this delicious mix of flavors and it surprises me everytime we have how really good it is. The basics The secret here is the dressing that I have made for years from my old Joslyn/ Blackstone cookbook. Crab ...

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In Love with Fit and Light Greek Yogurt
Sometimes at night I need something sweet and I pass but my lovely bride turned me on to this yogurt. One of my favorite flavors between Strawberry cheesecake and Boston Cream Pie there isn't much I don't like. Why all the fuss? Well at 16 gms of carbohydra...

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Icon Progress
  Are you done yet? Hardly, I say with a smile but getting there. Someone asks me every week. The hard parts? Laying out the cross pattern on the Bishop. Getting some great expressions on the figures. Basing in all this color sometimes multiple times, somet...

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Eating Omaha....Astoria
  The paper has been featuring an Indian Carry Out here in Omaha that recently changed hands from Kurry Xpress to Astoria. We stopped by for a quick but expensive bite after church. It is quite literally a hole in the wall type of place. 108th and Q on the ...

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Cod Loins
Its a Tuesday night our traditionally  fasting night and I had a few fishes left from Lent that need to be used. I found a deceptively simple recipe that proved to be quite tasty. I had 2 thick loins thawed in no time 1 pound cod loins 2 T butter divided, m...

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Eating Omaha, Grilled Chicken and a late anniversary meal
Yesterday after a busy weekend of Omaha exploration and finding parts of the city we never knew existed, I picked up about 8 pounds of skinless boneless chicken to brine and grill. One of favorite snacks for the week, we will much on this chicken  for the r...

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So it begins again....the Second Phase of the Icon Project
After our icon installation a few Saturdays ago, I began the second half of the work.A little surprised at the low key response to the first installation. A lot of folks don't even see them when they walk in and very few realize I am the painter, it must be...

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Pinterest Recipe Test
 I looked for a new  chicken recipe and found this. Basically a Pesto and cheese filling for skin on boned chicken breasts. The hardest part was boning the breasts but I saved the remnants for a tasty stock later. The recipe? Some comments they couldn't tas...

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First part of the Icon Project is Installed
It was a busy weekend at our house. Saturday I had the opportunity, with the help of John Birge and my lovely bride, to hang the first panel of icons at the church. Discussing the merits hanging canvas. The 2 icons in the background are also mine. Final tou...
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