Orange Butter Cookies with Grand Marnier Glaze

February 21, 2011

I have been trying to make these cookies for about two weeks, and every time I tried, something prevented me. At least twice, I didn’t have enough butter. Once, I realized I didn’t have any heavy cream. And the day I was finally going to triumph, I went to get the oranges, and found that [...]

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Mom’s Chicken and Dumpling Soup

February 3, 2011

You’ll have to pardon the lack of photos or much commentary with this post. I made this a couple weeks ago when I was coming down with my first case of strep throat in 16 years. This soup is kind of an all-day affair, but like making bread, most of it is hands-off.  This was [...]

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Lemon Fusilli with Spinach, Broccoli, and Roasted Tomatoes

January 19, 2011

We have a new addition in our house. No, it’s not a child. It’s a television. My husband and I didn’t have one for over a year. We got by just fine due to Hulu and Netflix, but our downstairs neighbor was upgrading and gave us her old one.  We soon discovered that our apartment [...]

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Chicken Breasts with Yukon Gold Potatoes, Spinach, and Fontina Gratin

January 6, 2011

I’m in a rut.  I’m eating a ton of chicken lately, and it’s not because I finally got around to starting my first ever New Years diet resolution. Can someone please clue me in on how to be a food blogger but also not have all my pants gradually get tighter and tighter? Anyway, the [...]

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Mango Curry Chicken

December 14, 2010

This time of year when everything gets so busy, we all deserve to be able to make a tasty dinner that requires minimal effort.  I had  made this awhile back, much to the acclaim of myself and my husband, and then last week I couldn’t think of what to make for dinner (a universal problem) [...]

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Potato Florentine Soup

December 7, 2010

This will be my fourth consecutive winter spent in the South, and my 7th overall.  Being from the midwest, I love to brag to just about any Southerner who will listen that I have felt temperatures they cannot imagine.  That I had to walk to school when it was in the single digit temperatures.  That [...]

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Chicken Pot Pie

November 21, 2010

Hello, November. How have you been?  I’ve been doing great. I’ve been plugging away at my classes, working my tail off at work, and in the middle of all that, my 7-month pregnant and closest friend Farrah came for a visit after not seeing each other for 2 years.  We ate good food, shopped ’til [...]

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Skillet Pizza

November 3, 2010

I was in the used book store not too long ago, armed with a store-credit, and as always, ended up buying cookbooks.  One of the cookbooks I walked away with was “The Best Skillet Recipes” from the editors of Cook’s Illustrated.  Over the last couple of years, I have grown to love the Cook’s Illustrated/America’s [...]

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Pear Bread

October 15, 2010

It’s fall break around these parts, and since for the past two years I’ve always just picked up more hours at work since I don’t have school, I decided this year I would take the week off and have a real break.  Which of course means I went right ahead and got ye olde sinus [...]

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Corn Chowder

October 10, 2010

Have you noticed a theme?  My last post had bacon, corn, and potatoes in it.  So does this one.  Well, my only excuse is my Nebraska heritage.  That aside, this is a soup that I make often.  It hails from an old Rachael Ray magazine I had.  As fun as it can be to poke [...]

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