From the Recipe Box: Orange Cranberry Bread

November 22, 2010

It doesn’t happen often, but every once in a while, I try a new recipe and it does not taste at all like I think it is going to. That was the case with this recipe. Now I am not saying that it wasn’t good, but it was not the sweet quick bread I was […]

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From the Recipe Box: The Post Thanksgiving Burger

November 21, 2010

I think I have already moved beyond Thanksgiving day. Now don’t get me wrong. I love Thanksgiving and everything that it means. I am excited about cooking for the big day and preparing favorite family recipes along with trying a few new recipes for the occasion. I can be first in line for the turkey, […]

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From the Recipe Box: Cinnamon Rolls

November 15, 2010

A while back my youngest child went in search of some cookbooks to read, and he came to me asking to prepare one of the recipes he had discovered. Well who can turn down a request like that? We set aside a day to cook together. The day arrived and somehow we didn’t do it […]

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From the Recipe Box: Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pie

November 13, 2010

I have been married for 27 years and I have learned a lot about baking and cooking in general during those years.  I have moved away from a lot of my earlier recipes as my abilities and tastes have improved. Except for this pie. Early in my marriage I saw an ad on the back […]

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From the Recipe Box: No-Crust Quiche

November 12, 2010

This is my new favorite recipe. I made it for the first time two weeks ago and I have made it several times since in different variations. The original recipe is one of Pam Anderson’s from her cookbook, The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight and Eating Great. Pam Anderson taught a class several years ago […]

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From the Recipe Box: The Perfect Pie Crust

November 7, 2010

It is possible to make a great pie crust. There is no need to be intimidated. While the frozen crusts in the grocery store seem like the easy, no fail approach to pie making, the flavor and texture is lacking. With Thanksgiving coming up soon, here is a recipe and some pie crust tips to […]

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From the Recipe Box: Caramelized Butternut Squash

November 5, 2010

This recipe is from Ina Garten’s collection. Now if today is the first time you have ever read my blog, then you may not realize that I am a huge Ina fan. If you have read for a while, then you are not surprised. What I love about Ina’s recipes is that the ingredient list […]

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From the Recipe Box: Risotto With Butternut Squash

October 30, 2010

I have a great risotto cookbook; it was part of a series published by Williams-Sonoma years ago.  Recently, I decided to try one of the recipes – risotto with butternut squash.  I love butternut squash and this is a great fall dish. It has such great flavor and what a beautiful color – perfect for […]

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From the Recipe Box: Blue Cheese Biscuit Bites

October 23, 2010

I spent last Sunday afternoon with The Pioneer Woman….well not really. I did spend an inordinate amount of time on her website perusing through her recipes. So it was somewhat like spending time with her on the internet, in a blogging quality time sort of way. I made two recipes from her site, one was […]

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From the Recipe Box: Harvest Bark

October 18, 2010

I love a great chocolate bark; it is so festive. Sous Chef and I always make peppermint bark for the Christmas holidays, but I decided to make one for a fall party we were attending. I have recently seen some delicious looking bark in magazines and on some food blogs. Tis the Halloween season! Use […]

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