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Homemade Egg Noodles

Sometimes recipes happen as a byproduct of life. You have plans for your day that include relaxing in the sunshine, maybe reading a book and then BOOM...you are making noodles from scratch like you are Caroline Ingalls or something. There you stand in your kitchen, covered in flour asking yourself "what just happened?". Such are… Continue reading Homemade Egg Noodles

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BBQ Master Tri Tip Steak

Beef. Gorgeous and delicious when it's done right. Tasteless hockey puck when done wrong. Don't let your meat be a tasteless hockey puck. This tri tip recipe includes a fantastic marinade that produces a flavorful, robust steak, and a grilling hint straight from Gordon Ramsey's mouth. Well, from his mouth via my TV. Ok...via my… Continue reading BBQ Master Tri Tip Steak

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Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

I've heard tell that before there were slow cookers, women actually stood all day long in the kitchen. On their feet. Stirring, stirring, stirring. Checking meat and basting in an eternal loop. What kind of sick twisted world must that have been? I'll tell you what. My Crock Pot love affair prior to homeschooling looks… Continue reading Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

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Perfectly Juicy Hamburgers

This post is going to upset some people. People like Ron Swanson, who think that a burger should be made of meat...and nothing else. On this one point (and pretty much nothing else...I love you RON!) I disagree. I think that burgers should taste amazing, and be incredibly juicy without serving them mooing on the… Continue reading Perfectly Juicy Hamburgers

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Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

I blame Pinterest for many things. Off the top of my head, here are a few. I can never again guiltlessly purchase the little tear apart Valentines and send my children to school with them. Every minor holiday must be celebrated as an over-the-top extravaganza with special breakfast food and remarkably adorable after school snacks.… Continue reading Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

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Chicken With Curried Cream Sauce

This recipe originally called for turkey, which immediately conjured up a quote from  Bridget Jones' Diary in my head. "Once again I found myself on my own going to my mother's annual turkey curry buffet." But you have to say "buffet" like Renée Zellweger does..."boo-fey". I have adored Renée since Jerry Maguire, but am I… Continue reading Chicken With Curried Cream Sauce

Appetizers · Cooking · Dinner

Beer Battered Shoestring Carrots

The only people I know who consider carrots a snack food are practically vegetarians. Sure, they are crunchy and pair perfectly with hummus. But really? I'd much rather be noshing on pretzels or chips. Carrots are not my first thought when deciding on a snack. You also probably never thought of them as pub (sorry,… Continue reading Beer Battered Shoestring Carrots

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Baked Mashed Potatoes

Otherwise known as "The Most Awesome Potatoes Ever". Let me just say that I've tried to find a substitute for the gloriousness of potatoes. It just never works out. Kudos to you if roasted cauliflower has found a place in your heart where french fries used to live. I'm in awe of those who think… Continue reading Baked Mashed Potatoes

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White Vegetable Lasagna

There are times in life when the only thing you can do for someone is feed them. When no words can soothe, a warm favorite food meal may provide some measure of comfort. Packing a casserole with goodness and love because it's all you can do is occasionally part of this thing called life. The… Continue reading White Vegetable Lasagna

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Fish Tacos with Tequila Lime Avocado Creme

I've tasted my fair share of fish tacos. It's my favorite tropical vacation food. These are the best ever. The thing that puts them on a different level from all others? The absolutely gorgeous and delicious avocado creme. Light with a hint of tequila and lime, it is the perfect base for deliciously seasoned Mahi… Continue reading Fish Tacos with Tequila Lime Avocado Creme