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September 2015

The Sandwich …….. not just bologna anymore!

Growing up, sandwiches were for the nights that my mom didn’t want to cook. They usually consisted of bologna, ham, or maybe even some fried Spam and potato chips. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy the occasional bologna sandwich with a fresh tomato, but I have also realized that you can do so much […]…

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Glazed Pork with Fresh Plums

Pork loins are a staple in our home. They are versatile and affordable. I am always looking for a new way to cook a pork loin. This recipe was another recipe a tried from Southern Living. In the past, I rarely thought of adding fresh fruit to my protein for dinner, but it is surprisingly […]…

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Cast Iron Cowboy Steak & Mac and Cheese

Tonight, I decided to try a couple of new recipes. I found the Cast-Iron Cowboy Skillet Steak in Southern Living magazine. The mac and cheese recipe I also got from Southern Living but I changed the recipe slightly. Since I always plan ahead my menus, I asked one of the local breweries in Northwest Arkansas what […]…

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Apple Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Bacon and Gouda & Spinach Puree

Tonight, I decided to experiment a little. This is a quick stuffed chicken recipe. The chicken was stuffed with gouda, bacon, apple, and seasoned bread crumbs. The chicken breast is cut in half width-wise and pounded with a mallet to about a 1/4 inch thickness. Careful when pounding out your chicken, you don’t want to get the […]…

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From Scratch or Not From Scratch… The Snake Cake

Today is my oldest daughter’s birthday. Miss Ella turned 4 years old. She is my little sous chef. Every time we make a trip to the store for a new kitchen utensil, she has to have a miniature version. If I am making pasta dough, she has to have her own little dough ball to […]…

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Pasta Night! Homemade Ravioli & Marinara

I have been dying to try homemade ravioli. Fresh pasta is the way to go. Pasta dough is easy to make, quick to cook, and delicious to eat. I started making fresh pasta after I purchased my Atlas Pasta Machine. The machine is amazing! Easy to use and easy to clean. Definitely worth the investment. […]…

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I love cooking!!! My Food Journey…. Tradition & Innovation!

So I have recently come to the realization that I love cooking. I find myself immersed in cooking shows, recipe websites, cookbooks, and my family’s old recipes. The summer time has only encouraged my cooking addiction. Raised in big, extended family where everyone has a garden, I find myself with an abundance of fresh ingredients and […]…

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