Day 7: BBQ Chicken Pizza and Recap

Day 7. It began with the chicken and in a closing, circle of life kind of way, it should end with the chicken. The legs and thighs from Day One were topped with a bit of BBQ Rub and baked in the oven. The meat was then shredded and added to a from scratch pizza…

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Day Five: Spicy Shrimp Cakes with Mash and Sautéed Green Beans

For Day Five it's a spicy trip to the Chesapeake Bay. Simple sautéed shrimp are elevated with some classic Mediterranean style spices, herbs and a touch of heat. Once the shrimp salad (recipe follows) is finished, form about eight ounces in to four two-ounce patties (reserve the remaining two ounces of salad for ravioli stuffing).  Dredge the patties…

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Day Four: Brie Omelet with Fresh Pasta Alfredo

For Day Four, it's back to a continental classic! An under appreciated treat of French cuisine is a well prepared classic tri-fold omelet with a little melted brie in the center. Add fresh pasta with a drizzle of Alfredo sauce and....     Basic Pasta 2 cups flour (about 9 ounces) 2 eggs 2 Tbs…

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Day Two: Egg Flower Soup, Asian Stuffed Chicken Wings and Pork Stir-Fried Rice

Day two takes us back to the game of chicken. This time however, we are going to change the rules, or at least the tastes and textures. Instead of the the more continental cuisine prepared yesterday, today we go East. With some some minimal effort we transform the bird into a porcine infused picture of…

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Dr. Mike’s Food Stamp Challenge

This is the time of the year connected with joy, celebration and feasting. Yet for many of the less fortunate, it can be a time of sadness, hardship and despair. Enjoying delicious, handcrafted meals is often associated with increased costs; costs many would deem an unaffordable luxury. Indeed, socioeconomic level is inversely correlated with a…

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