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October 2015

Fried Green Tomato BLTs

We are well into fall, and the first frost will be here soon. My dad still has crops in the garden who fall victim to the first frost. He picked a basket of fresh green beans for me that I cooked tonight. My family loves a big pot of green beans, and if you toss in […]…

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Thyme-Basted Pork Tenderloin with Mushrooms

I have mentioned before that I buy pork loin often because it is a versatile cut of meat that is affordable. I always look for new, creative ways to cook my pork tenderloin. This recipe was really fabulous. I cooked about a 2 lb. loin, and I went back for seconds and discovered an empty […]…

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Gruyere Mac & Cheese – Quest for the Perfect Mac & Cheese

Mac & Cheese is one of those childhood favorites. It seems like a dish that every Mom should know how to make from scratch. As I mentioned before someone had offered me as the go to person for recipes. I was asked about a good mac and cheese recipe. I was blank. I decided to […]…

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Quinoa with Roasted Butternut Squash

This is my next attempt at squash. I was inspired by all of the new fall squash recipes. This week, I decided to try butternut squash. Like the spaghetti squash, I was able to find a butternut squash for 99 cents at the grocery store. I obtained this recipe from Food Network. There is really nothing […]…

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Chorizo and Potato Tacos… A Nice Twist for Taco Tuesday!

I love Mexican food! I love Margaritas! I have made different types of dips, enchiladas, and tacos. I wanted to try something a little different, and I found this recipe for chorizo and potato tacos. This recipe is easy because it is very likely that you have everything in your pantry. The chorizo is made […]…

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Roasted Spaghetti Squash…..Simple, Easy, Healthy

Roasted spaghetti squash is simple, easy, and healthy. I will throw in one more, cheap. I bought a spaghetti squash at the grocery store this weekend for 99 cents. One medium squash made approximately 4 decent size servings. It is also very versatile. Do you want it as a meal or side dish? I had […]…

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Chorizo & Shrimp Paella with Smoked Paprika and Peas

Since I have been pumped to start cooking shrimp, I have been trying all types of new shrimp recipes. This recipe is one of my favorites. This is my second time making this recipe original recipe calls for saffron, and I was out so it didn’t put it in this time. Regardless still amazing! This recipe […]…

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Hot 2 Meat Italian Sandwich ….. Family Favorite!

This sandwich recipe is one of my husband’s favorites. I made it a while just experimenting. There is really nothing that crazy and unique about this recipe but it is definitely worth talking about. By my husband’s request, I made it again. I love a hot sandwich especially in the fall and winter. The first […]…

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Red Wine Poached Pears….Perfect Dessert!

Amazing! These red wine poached pears exceeded my expectations in many ways. So if you are following my blog, if not I hope you will, you know that my brother and I are putting my dad’s abundant pear crop to good use making wine. Despite this, there are still so many pears that you can barely […]…

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Grilled Sirloin with Pepper Salsa & Parmesan Fries

I love cooking steak. A good quality beef and the right cut are one of the keys to making the perfect steak. There are a lot of different tricks and techniques, and I am still experimenting with different methods. My husband sure doesn’t mind my little project. Here are a few of my conclusions. Do not […]…

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