Monthly Archives: November 2013

Country-style pork ribs with caramelized onions

I bought country-style pork ribs recently on a whim – I think they were on sale. I found this great, flavorful recipe for it right from the ever helpful


  • 1 pound country-style pork ribs
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup A-1 steak sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 onion, cut into rings

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Difference between: broth and stock

To say I’m super busy these days would be an understatement. In the midst of picking up a third (seasonal) job, I’m still working on my novel, doing wedding planning, etc, etc.

Indeed, we all have a lot on our plates, which is why I know you’ll understand that I “cheated” a bit with this Difference Between as a time saver – I’m going off of a piece I wrote for the market newsletter last year, which you can see here.


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Crustless broccoli and mushroom quiche

I adapted this recipe from this one. It’s one of those dishes that you can throw in what you have on hand – change out the veggies or cheese, add some ham in there, etc.


  • 1 cup broccoli, chopped and blanched
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • olive oil
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • splash of milk
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded Muenster cheese*
  • salt and pepper

*I had sliced, so I chopped it.

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A good customer service experience

Since I’ve started this blog, I had one really terrible customer service experience (not locally, but at a well known place). My first thought was, “Oh, I will be blogging about this one! I’ll show them!” But, after I calmed down and really thought about it, I decided against it.

Although there are certainly exceptions, I think people who badmouth companies (or other people) in a public forum end up making themselves look petty; it’s inevitably more of a reflection of that person than the company itself.

And so, I prefer to look at bad customer experiences as a situation wherein a business transaction did not work out between me and a particular organization. However, that doesn’t mean it won’t work out for other people. I may tell my mom about my experience, but I’m not going to blog about it to the world.

Last night, the fiance and I had a great customer experience, wherein there was a problem and we were taken care of. Now that, I’ll blog about.

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