Aunt Sue’s Blueberry Bread

About 20 years ago, my Dad handed me a piece of notebook paper and pencil and told me to follow him. I followed my Dad to a freshly plowed spot in the field. We proceeded to map out a blueberry patch of about 50 bushes consisting of several different varieties. We have long since lost […]…

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Cinnamon Skillet Bread….a Kitchen Experience

There are many aspects of cooking that I enjoy. Baking this cinnamon skillet bread from Bakeaholic Mama encompassed three of those joys. Aromas! This is powerful. Smells can transport a person to a different time and place. They often are linked to memories. Kitchen aromas almost always elude to happy memories or memories of comfort. […]…

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The Box Challenge! Hello Fresh vs. The Green Chef

Everyone has heard of the meal subscription services. There are different companies popping up all of the time. I love the idea of having anything delivered to me. My trips to the grocery store with a 4 year old and one year old are just intermittent spats of insanity, let’s just be honest. A twenty […]…

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The Easiest Cookie Recipe, Short & Sweet

I love making everything from scratch. I gives me a sense of accomplishment. That being said, sometimes I ain’t got time for that! So when my toddlers are pulling on me begging for cookies when I want to do is sit down, I have a “go to” short and sweet cookie recipe. Sometime, long ago, my […]…

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Potato Gnocchi with Crispy Prosciutto

I decided to change up my gnocchi recipe slightly on my second attempt. Since my first attempt at gnocchi, I had purchased a ricer. A ricer is a “must have” when making gnocchi. The last time I squeezed my potatoes through a garlic press. I do not recommend this method. This time I did not follow […]…

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Angry Pig Fried Rice

aI will admit I decided to make this dish based solely on the name.  I think I would make anything with “Angry Pig” in the name. This dish has an interesting, subtle Asian flare with some unique flavors. I came across this recipe on the Food & Wine website. I didn’t have the peppercorns, snow […]…

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Oven Baked Spicy Pork Ribs with Bok Choy Salad

Ribs are not just for summer time grilling. Another great way to cook ribs is roasting them in the oven. My husband is a huge rib fan, and he recently came home from the grocery store with a huge box of pork ribs. I was stuck inside the house with the cold weather so I […]…

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Pan Seared Pork with Sausage and Apricot Stuffing

This pork dish was based on Rachel Ray’s recipe from Food Network. The idea behind it is that generally the pork would be stuffed. When I was searching for a recipe, I had thin cut pork chops not ideal for stuffing. I did make a couple of changes. I do enjoy a stuffed pork chop, but […]…

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Roast Pork with Acorn Squash Puree for Sunday Dinner

This Roast Pork with Acorn Squash Puree came from Food and Wine. The puree is the star of this dish. It is hearty and full of flavor. Roasting the vegetables brings out the meatiness of the dish, and all of the vegetables blend together perfectly. Instead of using the center cut rack of pork, I […]…

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