On the right is my Carrot Cake Cheesecake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting! On the left is my Ginger Berry Pie (which will be in my next blog post and it’s AMAZING too!)

You guys!

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This pan-fried, butter-coated chicken is close to the signature dish that was once served at some Palm restaurants.

It’s helpful to have an instant-read thermometer for monitoring the chicken.

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Rest In Peace On Earth

Earlier this year I lost my neighbor Vivian Berghino.  We’ve lived next door to Ed & Vivian Berghino for over 5 years now.  They were brother and sister connected at the hip.  

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to get depressed! I don’t know about you but as much as I am happy around the holidays, I get a little depressed too.  Soooo there’s nothing like a cookie to cure that depression!

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Comfort Food Junkie

My name is Ryan Black and I’m a comfort food junkie.

Is it even possible to NOT like comfort food? I have no idea. I have no real grasp on that.

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For as long as I’ve been an adult people have always assumed and asked if  I’m from the south. I am from south of L.A. and South of California, but  I’m not from any region of the “South”

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Hawaiian Eye Yi Yi!!

The Aloha spirit has been all around me the last couple of weeks.  I was genuinely concerned for the fragile islands this weekend with fear of the Tsunami washing away the beachcombers.

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When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore!!

Ah pizza. Italy’s invention, America’s obsession. Pizza is such a personal thing. Everyone has an opinion on their favorite pizzas.

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So I told you last night I’d post about my Turkey Pot Pies I made last night, but first I  must gripe.

I get on facebook this morning &

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