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Oven Fried Chicken and Black-Eyed Peas

My parents were visiting last week so it was a busy week. I didn’t have time really to update the blog. But I did cook a lot. It also happened to be very very warm here last week. By warm I mean like 100 degrees! It wasn’t really the ideal time to be in a… Read more »

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Spicy Saturday night pasta

My friend Valerie came over yesterday to do a hike and sit in the hot tub. She ended up staying for dinner so I had to come up with something suitable to serve from the ingredients on hand. I surveyed the fridge first and spied my roasted tomatoes from a couple of days ago. We… Read more »

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Roasted Tomatoes

I grew up in the South. As far back as I can remember one of my all time absolute favorite things about summer has been farm fresh summer tomatoes. I love to take a whole tomato and eat it like an apple standing over the sink, salt shaker in hand. I have hundreds of ways… Read more »

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Breakfast for Dinner

Sometimes you just want breakfast for dinner. There are times when scrambled eggs with cheese and a little side salad, or a bagel with cream cheese or even cereal sounds like the perfect thing for dinner. I do breakfast for dinner quite often. There are so many varieties and endless ways to change it up…. Read more »

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Fish Tacos:-)

So I am spending some time in Florida. The beach is just perfect and the heat is great! Lucky for me my parents have nice friends who catch fish and then send it my way! Our friends caught a bunch of trout and were nice enough to give it to me and my sister. So… Read more »

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Wyatt’s Dinner

Like any parent I am concerned that my child eat healthy well balanced meals. However, I have a 3 1/2 year old with definite opinions about what to eat and what might possibly KILL him if he even takes the tiniest bite. Sigh. Dinner time can be somewhat challenging day in and day out. One… Read more »

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Alex’s Garden

Wyatt and I spent the 4th of July in Nashville ,TN. at my sister Kate and brother-in-law Alex’s house. It was super fun. My mom was there and we also got to spend time with old friends and their kids. The kids, Wyatt, Nora, Reese and Nash all had a pretty good time. We caught… Read more »

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Rachel Ray Saves the Day!

Due to some recent unpleasantness in my personal life I haven’t been cooking much lately. In fact, this week-end is the first time I’ve cooked in a month! Crazy, I know. This morning I happened to be cleaning my room and I had the TV on but wasn’t really paying too much attention. FoodNetwork was… Read more »

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Mushroom Sauce

Hi all. Recently I went out with a girlfriend to one of my favorite Italian restaurants. I had a pasta that was so simple and so delicious I had to try and make it at home. It was just fresh tagliatelle with a mushroom sauce. The pasta was not smothered in sauce which really allowed… Read more »

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Roast Chicken

I have had a number of emails from people asking me for the recipe for the roast chicken that led to the chicken n dumplings. I first want to say that I have been roasting chickens for 20 years now and this is hands down the most tasty and succulent roast chicken recipe that I… Read more »