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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Indian Summer Gratin with Butternut Squash, Potatoes, Corn, and Bacon

September 23, 2010

Okay, so technically summer is over.  You could have fooled me!   Here in the South, summer is still hanging on for dear life, and it seems everybody is at a loss to what to cook.  When I saw the title for this recipe, it immediately jumped out at me and I knew it would [...]

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Roasted Vegetable Panzanella

September 12, 2010

Here in North Carolina, we are finally getting teased with the idea that summer might finally be loosening its grip.  For the first time in months, I looked at the forecast and didn’t see a high in the 90’s anywhere in the next seven days.  I confess that summer is possibly my least favorite season. [...]

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Tortilla Casserole

September 6, 2010

Ok, so being back in school full-time as well as working full-time has taken any consistency I had with cooking/blogging away for the time being.  It makes me sad, but I am just trying to roll with it for now.  I will also be dropping a class due to the class content being WAY over [...]

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A Tale of Two Teas

August 27, 2010

(Hey everybody!  I’m back in school for another semester so apologies if the posts are infrequent until I figure out my rhythm. I promise I’m still cooking, but I’m in adjustment mode. Also, this post will be fairly to the point, but it is something I’ve wanted to write about for awhile.)
For the longest time, [...]

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Grilled Zucchini Sandwiches with Fresh Mozzarella and Olivada

August 19, 2010

Here in “The Triangle” (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill/Carrboro), we are blessed to have some great restaurants.  In the last couple of years, I have seen many articles referring to the local food/great restaurant movement going on here, and my only wish is that I had the money or stomach capacity to eat at every great restaurant [...]

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Peaches and Cream Shortcakes with Orange-Cornmeal Biscuits

August 10, 2010

I think I mentioned in my previous post that my husband and I recently went back to Nebraska for the first time in three years.  This was a recipe that I intended to make before that trip.  Well before.  But well, it just didn’t happen.  Then, when we got back, I had intended to make [...]

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Braised Chicken Legs with Shallots, Garlic, and Balsamic Vinegar

August 6, 2010

As is becoming the custom around here, I like to make food out of ingredients I already have in my refrigerator and pantry.  I was at Trader Joe’s, and they had a good deal on one-pound bags of shallots, and I thought to myself, “surely I will find a use for these,” so I bought [...]

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Hot Artichoke Dip

July 24, 2010

I apologize that this is only my seventh post and already I am making another of The Pioneer Woman’s recipes. However, the real one at blame here is Trader Joe’s, who wanted to charge me four dollars for a small container of Parmesan artichoke dip.  I almost bought it, but realized that except for the [...]

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