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Christmas Weekend

It was an unusual Christmas for us this year.  We were loaded up and ready to head east to spend time with family when illness hit.  Since this is a food blog, I’ll spare all the details.  So we returned home and unpacked everything that we had spent about 24 hours to pack.  Between sickness […]

Christmas Goodies

Tis the season for making treats.  I know many of you stress over what to make for all the folks in your life but I find this part of the season most enjoyable.  I think all gifts should be consumables.:) I have done something different each year and this year I opted for homemade granola, […]

Homemade Chicken Stock

I don’t throw a lot of food out.  It probably has much to do with how I was raised.  I feel terrible when I throw out a moldy piece of cheese (especially if I paid quite a bit for it) or produce that is looking less than prime.  This recipe is my best attempt to […]

Birthday Dinner

Today my hubby is thirty-five. That’s old, right?  It seems old.  What is worse is that I’m not that far behind.  <Shudder>  My mom reminded me tonight that in a few years, I’ll be forty.  Thanks, mom. My husband has been asking me to make beef bourguignon for several years now but I have never […]

Meatless Monday

I broke a cardinal rule tonight.  I made a separate meal for my kids.  I always swore I would never be the mom who is a short order cook, trying to make sure my kids will eat something.  Anything.  So far, in the 3 1/2 years of motherhood, my kids have done pretty darn well.  […]

Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas

I’ve made enchiladas before but I’ve never tried one with green sauce.  You know, green from tomatillos and green chiles.  I’ve actually never tried tomatillos before but I really loved their tartness.  If you can’t find them, feel free to substitute green tomatoes.  (I actually added a few green tomatoes from my garden and it […]

Flaky Buttery Biscuits

We had a Southern supper recently complete with fried chicken, mashed potatoes and a vegetable.  I had a hankering for homemade biscuits.  I am not very confident in my bread making abilities but these turned out better than I expected!  We had the leftover biscuits the next morning for breakfast with butter and honey alongside […]

Skillet Lasagna

I adapted this recipe from the Food Network Magazine Great Easy Meals cookbook that I recently borrowed from the library.  It has 250 recipes and most of them look really easy including this one.  I love that it is a one-pan meal although don’t be fooled, it does still make a lot of dirty dishes!:) […]

Shepherd’s Pie

This dish is such a manly meal.  What’s not to love?  Meat and potatoes (and a few vegetables for good measure) in one dish?  The man in our family enjoyed second helpings.  The boy in our family wasn’t so keen but I don’t let my 3-year old dictate my meal planning.:) This recipe is adapted […]