Recipes and Ingredients

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

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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Kitchen helpers

This post is super duper basic. I want to know what tools you need in your kitchen. Everyone has tools that they use all the time and we’d be lost without. I did …
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