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Get your purple on, hon

SPOILER ALERT…we won!

Baltimore is beaming with Ravens pride. We’re going to the Super Bowl. Really and truly. We are going the Super Bowl (had to repeat it…) Everywhere you …
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Mac ‘n Cheesy Goodness

Since becoming an avid home cook – and giving up cable for about two years – I’ve begun to appreciate the cooking shows on PBS. You know, the ones hosted …
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What’s up, Puddin?

Comfort food. I’ve written about it before. I love what it does. It has a job.

Two years ago when my brother died after a mind blowing two week illness, …
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Make your holidays a little more sane (and fun!) with Graul’s

Doing some holiday entertaining? Going to a party? Just want to have a nice dinner at home? The nice folks at Graul’s Markets have you covered, hon. Here are some items …
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Giving Thanks
5 years ago

Giving Thanks

Cooking. Relaxing. Friends and family. Great food. No pressure of gifts! I love Thanksgiving.

When I was a kid, my parents would host all of our aunts, uncles and cousins for Thanksgiving dinner …
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This is a (really great) Cookbook

This is a short post…just want to share this cookbook filled with recipes for real food – seasonal stuff, not too fancy or complicated. It’s by Eli and Max Sussman …
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Makin’ Bacon

I’m completely fascinated by chefs that cook ‘nose to tail’ style – using every part of the animal – like kidneys, brain, feet and more. One of the most …
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Risotto is your friend

I’d always been told that making risotto is a bear. All that stirring, stirring, stirring. Blah, blah, blah. How do you know when it’s done??  But thanks to the wonderful folks …
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Yes, we can!

Whatever you choose to call it – canning, preserving, putting up – I’m into it. I used to be pretty intimidated by the idea of preserving food, it just seemed …
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My favorite time of year

Fall is the best. Just this week, there’s a slight chill in the air, football season is here (and WOW, baseball is still exciting…how cool is that? Go O’s!) and …
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