Chocolate Chip Cookies

Most people who love to bake had one recipe that made them fall in love with baking, something that made them want to try new and exciting things. For me (and many others, I suspect), that one recipe was Chocolate Chip Cookies. Like most people, I started with the recipe on the bag of Chocolate […]

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One-Pot Wonder – Roasted Garlic Chicken

The first time my dad invited Hubby and I over for 40 Clove of Garlic Chicken, we almost said no.  I love garlic, but 40 cloves is a lot, even for me! I am so glad we decided to try it, because it has become one of my favorite meals! I have quite a few […]

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Meatless Monday: Spinach, Artichoke, and Tomato Risotto

Hubby and I love fresh vegetables, and try to have at least one or two meals a week where the veggie get to be the start instead of the protein.  Risotto is one of my favorite (mostly) vegetarian dishes (I prefer chicken broth to vegetable broth). Once you have the basic technique for risotto down, […]

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Comfort Food: Fresh from the Garden Spaghetti

I love comfort food… macaroni and cheese, shepherd’s pie, pot roast, and, or course, spaghetti. Spaghetti is my go-to meal for a variety of occasions ranging from nights I just don’t want to cook to nights I am feeding a large crowd.  It is tasty, filling, inexpensive, and easy! Add a salad and maybe some […]

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It’s Pumpkin Season: Paradise Pumpkin Pie

My mom didn’t cook very often when I was a kid, and she almost never baked.  It wasn’t that she wasn’t able–she is actually a very good cook.  But, she doesn’t really enjoy cooking, where my dad does, so he took the cooking duties. The holiday meals were the one thing she did enjoy cooking, […]

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Football Food – White Chicken Chili

About 8 years ago, my boss at the time gave everyone in the department a local cookbook as part of our Christmas gift.  When we asked him what was his favorite recipe, he directed us to a recipe his wife submitted for white chicken chili. I made it the following Sunday. At the time, we […]

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