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Soil for Garden Beds - An information infographic and post at Chasing Delicious: Home & Garden. Infographic by @rvank.
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27 Mar Homegrown: Soil for Raised Garden Beds

With spring right around the corner, it is time to start planting your spring and summer produce. But before you can start planting, you’ve got to have somewhere to plant.  Throwing soil in a container, or tillingthe dirt in your backyard just won’t do though. Since the plant gets its water, nutrients, oxygen, and other vital items from the soil, it is important you start off right. In this second post, of a two part…

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Fragrant Spatchcocked Roasted Chicken from The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook at chasingdelicious.com. Post by @rvank.
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26 Mar Fragrant Spatchcocked Roasted Chicken from The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook

  Tender, Juicy, and layered with fragrant flavor. This spatchcocked chicken is roasted to perfection over a bouquet of rosemary, sage, and garlic. The dusting of curry powder only adds to the delightful aromas and flavors that emanate from this dish. This is a roasted chicken worth trying.   Anytime I find myself perusing a new cookbook, I often end up staring at whatever roast chicken recipe is included. I am, without a doubt, a sucker…

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Lemon Rosemary Butter Cookies at chasingdelicious.com. Recipe at @rvank.
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24 Mar Lemon Rosemary Butter Cookies

Crisp, buttery, and complex. These butter cookies are crisp to the bite, providing for a perfect snack. Packed with lemon and rosemary flavor, they’re great for dessert and provide a unique flavor combination. With the seasons changing, and spring in our midst, the combination of lemon and rosemary in these butter cookies is sure to please.   Lemon Rosemary Butter Cookies   Print Prep time 1 hour Cook time 15 mins Total time 1 hour 15…

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21 Mar Guest Feature: Espresso Martini Affogato from Josie of Daydreamer Desserts

I’m so excited to be here with you today. It’s truly a great honor to be sharing this cocktail with you. Being the mastermind behind Daydreamer Desserts I assumed it would be totally acceptable and somewhat expected (correct me if I’m wrong?) to figure out a way to incorporate ice cream into today’s cocktail, ultimately turning it into a dessert. Leave it up to the Italians to convey so much sophistication in to one simple word, “Affogato,”…

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Soil for Potted Plans - An information infographic and post at Chasing Delicious: Home & Garden. Infographic by @rvank.
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20 Mar Homegrown: Soil For Potted Plants

  With spring right around the corner, it is time to start planting your spring and summer produce. But before you can start planting, you’ve got to have somewhere to plant.  Throwing soil in a container, or tilling the dirt in your backyard just won’t do though. Since the plant gets its water, nutrients, oxygen, and other vital items from the soil, it is important you start off right.   In this two part series,…

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19 Mar Haute Dogs – The Real K.C. Dog

Haute Dogs is in stores April 29th. Visit the Haute Dogs page at Quirk Books.  If you’re dying to reserve a copy now, you can head over to Amazon where it is up for presale! It’s available as an ebook as well. If you’d like a copy of Haute Dogs to review, you can reach out to Eric Smith, Marketing & Social Media Manager at Quirk Books  (eric at quirkbooks dot com).  I’d love y’all’s help spreading the word about this amazing project.  Eric will be…

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Pecan Oat Belgian Waffles at chasingdelicious.com. Recipe by @rvank.
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17 Mar Pecan Oat Belgian Waffles

Fluffy, Crisp, and filled with nutty, oat flavor. Is there a better way to start the day off than with a short stack of these? How about a tall stack of these delicious suckers covered in delicious, sweet maple syrup. Now that is a breakfast!   Belgian waffles get their trademark lightness from the use of mixing whipped egg whites into the batter. While it adds an extra step, it creates a delicious waffle with a wonderful…

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Kitchen 101: Beer at chasingdelicious. Get more delicious at @chasedelicious.
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13 Mar Kitchen 101: Beer

So, you’re tasked with grabbing beer for a party. What do you do? You reach the beer aisle (or aisles) and suddenly it hits you. You have no idea what you’re doing. Why are there so many kinds of beers? How could they possibly be all that different? Then you do the unthinkable. You grab some American Adjunct Lager (think Budweiser, Miller, etc) and head off. You just chose a beer with almost no hops,…

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Beer-Braised Chicken at Chasing Delicious. Recipe by @rvank.
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12 Mar Beer-Braised Chicken

Juicy, tender, and packed with flavor. You can’t go wrong with chicken that is cooked in beer. And this delicious recipe is perfect for St. Patrick’s day.   Beer-Braised Chicken   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 1 hour Total time 1 hour 10 mins   Recipe by: Russell van Kraayenburg Difficulty: Easy Great for: Dinner Ingredients 2 tbsp. olive oil 4 oz. salt pork, sliced thin ½ chicken, cut into pieces Salt & pepper…

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Cinnamon Honey Oatmeal Cookies at Chasing Delicious. Recipe by @rvank.
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10 Mar Honey Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

Soft, chewy, and packed with sweet flavor. These big, flat honey cinnamon oatmeal cookies are a snack you won’t be able to put down. Packed with sweet honey and loaded with cinnamon, these cookies are flavorful.   It is no secret I love cookies. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’ve started at least six cookie posts with that exact line. Either I bake way too many cookies – unlikely – or I need to take a…

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