Chicken and Dumplings Recipe by Ree Drummond

Yesterday we tried Ree Drummond’s Chicken and Dumplings recipe. I made a few small modifications, described below, but other than that it’s one of the best Chicken and Dumplings recipe I’ve ever tried. And it’s so simple to make. I watch Ree Drummond on Food Network TV quite often and really enjoy the show. I’ve […]

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Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

This is one of my favorite meals; so flavorful, moist and tender!  Served with potatoes, rice or grits makes for a relaxing dinner. Ingredients 5 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, cut crosswise into 2-inch pieces Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 medium onions, chopped 3 medium carrots, peeled, chopped […]

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Legacy Aviation 72″ Muscle Coupe – Build Day 1

Last week I saw that Extreme Flight/Legacy Aviation released a new 72″ Muscle Coupe and it looked really cool, so I had to have one.  The red and white scheme really caught my eye so its the one I selected. I opened the box when it arrived earlier this week and immediately noticed the build […]

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Support Your Local Organic Farmer

Looking for fresh, organic herbs from a farm near you? The following directory is a list of recommended certified organic local herb growers with fewer than 40 acres in cultivation, sorted by region. I’ve always encouraged folks to buy fresh and to buy local, support your local economy. Take a look at the directory here […]

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Kale, Sausage and Potato Soup

Rainy days and soup.  IMHO, that’s comfort food at its best. Kale?  I always thought Kale was inedible and even rarely used as a garnish.  However, I remember my first experience eating Zuppa Toscana Soup at Olive Garden.  All of my previous thoughts about Kale went away.  That soup was amazing.  And served with their […]

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Chicken Piccata, Jasmati Rice and Peas

Tonight I made Chicken Piccata, Jasmati Rice with Garlic and Shallot and Peas for dinner.  It turned out very good, so I thought I would share it with you. Chicken Piccata Ingredients 3 Skinless and boneless chicken breasts, butterflied and then cut in half Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper All-purpose flour, for dredging […]

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Country Sausage and Gravy, Grits and Poached Eggs

I was in the mood for brunch today so I decided to make Country Sausage and Gravy, Grits and Poached Eggs.  It’s quick, simple and, oh so, delicious! I absolutely love grits.  However, by themselves, they can be bland and boring.  The next time you make grits, consider spicing them up; the possibilities are endless.  […]

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AeroWorks 30cc Extra 260 Conversion to Electric

I have been flying my AeroWorks 30cc Extra 260, 76″ wingspan, for over a year now.  I have more then 200 flights on it and absolutely love it.  Its a wonderful aircraft and can do any aerobatic maneuver you ask of it.  The only issue I have had with the airplane is the DLE 35cc […]

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T-6A Texan II – Motor Selection

To continue on with my T-6A Texan II Build Log, I am in the process of determining the appropriate electric brushless motor.  There is a lot of science around selecting the best electric motor for specific applications and, I must admit, I am still learning. This aircraft is designed for a .75 to .91 cu […]

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First Cilantro Harvest and Process

I harvested and processed fresh cilantro from the garden today.  Once your cilantro is ready for harvesting, cut from the plant, discard and brown leaves and wash.  I then let it dry on a paper towel overnight.  Lastly, I dry my cilantro for later use.  Using this type of drying approach, the cilantro will stay […]

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100cc Extra 260 IMAC Competition Aerobatics Build

One of my favorite airplanes is the Extra 260.  I have many in various sizes.  This is my AeroWorks 100cc Extra 260; which I use in IMAC International Competition Aerobatics events. Wing Span 104 inches (8.6 feet) Wing Area 1867 Weight 27 pounds Engine 3W 110cc CS Gas, 12.8 HP Servos (9) Hitec Digital (Programmable) […]

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Planted More Beefsteak Tomatoes Today

It is a beautiful day out today so I thought I would do more thinning and transplanting. Today I planted 2 more Beefsteak Tomato plants. These should be ready to harvest in late May to mid April. More on Tomatoes… I also planted more Rosemary and Greek Basil.  These should both be ready for use […]

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