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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Who doesn’t like Chocolate Chip Cookies?  If you know someone like that, back away slowly and don’t make any sudden moves because the chances of them being a zombie or a robot is high… and you my friend are probably doomed.  This (my human-non zombie/robot/mutant hamster friends) is my go to  Chocolate Chip cookie recipe.  The same recipe I’ve made…

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This sandwich is one that really brings me back to my roots. When I was a little girl my family would frequent a legendary local sandwich shop. It catered heavily to the steel mill workers in the area before the mill was shut down. My grandfather (who was the union president at the mill) and father both worked together in…

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Beef Stew is one of those meals that is so rustic and hearty most people enjoy it. Many can recall memories of their mothers or grandmothers special recipes bubbling away for hours on the stove or in a crock-pot. As always, I am all about non fussy recipes, especially ones that my three kids will devour in blissful silence. What…

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       I don’t remember when (or where) this recipe, but it’s been one I enjoy rediscovering every time I open my cooking binder.  The marinade for the pork smells so yummy my 13 year old daughter starts dancing and asking when dinner’s ready.  I have to agree since the buttery tender texture of the pork pairs so well…

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This recipe always transports me to memories of the wonderful camping trips my family has taken. It is one that we never fail to make for breakfast over an open campfire during camp outs. I thoroughly enjoy campfire cooking. Being able to get out my cast iron and put it to good use – makes me feel like I am…

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Ingredients: 1 (8oz) package cream cheese 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1 cup  grated Parmesan cheese 1 cup mozzarella cheese 1 1/2 cups pizza sauce *whatever pizza toppings you enjoy (pepperoni, sausage, black olives, green pepper, mushroom etc) Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine cream cheese, italian seasoning, 1/2 cup parmesan & 1/2 cup mozzarella in a bowl. spread into a…

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There are about a bazillion brownie recipes out there, and I have tried a number of them. For me there are two types: cake-like or fudgy. I prefer decadent fudgy brownies, and this recipe never fails me in that regard. This recipe only has 7 ingredients, and could not be any simpler. It actually may be my favorite of all…

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It is no secret that I am completely enamored with Cajun/Creole food. This recipe came about some years ago when my husband had been craving jambalaya.  I looked up some recipes and took a little of this or that from each to suit our tastes. Voila! My “Easy Jambalaya” was born. It has become a go to recipe for me,…

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This recipe is one that every time I make it, I wonder why I do not make it more often, because it really is “Marvelous”. Hope you give it a try. Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 tablespoon milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking…

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   I’ve got a confession….. I’m easily influenced by things when it comes to food.  Nine times out of ten if someone mentions something food related around me I’ll start dreaming about cooking, baking, or tasting it.  Which is how one day I innocently woke up, put some ground beef in the fridge to thaw and planned to make Shepherd’s…

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