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A date night out at the theater!

Ben gave me tickets to see CATS for our first anniversary and Christmas this year. We thought about going somewhere really nice for dinner, but I’d hate to be rushed or late to one of my favorite. So we decided … Continue reading

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A Little Old….A Little New

This wasn’t really a New Year’s Resolution, but with the New Year I wanted to start trying some new ingredients in my recipes and cooking. There are so many recipes I probably skip over just because I’m not familiar with … Continue reading

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Veggie Delight!

To start our healthy new year off right we had a night of fresh veggies. Baked potatoes, roasted veggies and giant portobello mushrooms topped with garlic and red bell pepper. The mushrooms were delish and full of flavor…we didn’t even … Continue reading

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Hoppin John!

Apparently this is a very traditional southern dish. It’s very simple and easy to make…with rice, black eyed peas, onions and green peppers, it offers a little bit of everything. Hoppin John (Paula Deen)2 tablespoons butter1 small onion, chopped1 small … Continue reading

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Southern Collards = MONEY!

I definitely wanted to make fresh homemade collards for New Years, but all the recipes I could find had a ham hock. I wasn’t too interested in investing that much time to make them. I found this recipe in my … Continue reading

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Halloween Dinner

Ben and I won’t be celebrating Halloween together this year, so tonight I made a special dinner…Penne with Sausage and Pumpkin Cream Sauce. It was delicious…the pumpkin was a suttle taste and the sage added a hint of woodsyness. The … Continue reading

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Mac and Cheese with a Twist

The twist to this macaroni and cheese recipe was actually a mistake, but Ben won’t let me make it any other way now. The recipe orginially came from a Weight Watchers Comfort Foods cookbook and used plain diced tomatoes and … Continue reading

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Twice As Nice!

This dish is known as “The Meal” in my family. We have this whenever we left for camp, school, celebrated a birthday and have always had this on Christmas Eve. The side dishes may vary each time, but the steak … Continue reading

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More Casseroles…

This must be the month of casseroles! Until recently I had never heard of Turkey Tetrazzini or Chicken Tetrazzini. After the holidays I used leftover turkey for the Turkey Tetrazzini casserole and recently found one for chicken. While making this … Continue reading

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A Meal Fit for A King…and Queen!

This past weekend we bought a new grill… and what better way to break it in than with the ultimate steak…filet mignon. Ben did a supberb job with the steaks. He wrapped them in peppercorn crusted bacon, seasoned them with … Continue reading

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