Seared Skirt Steak with a Garden Wedge Salad and Sauteed Potatoes

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I’m not even going to warrant this unexpected drop in temperature with a fussy attitude. Nope! Instead, Aaron and I took advantage of the chill by wrapping up in a warm blanket with a bottle of red wine and spending a lazy afternoon next to our back porch fire pit, enjoying the warmth of crackling […]

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The first harvest of the season! I see a nice wedge salad with radishes in my near future.

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The first harvest of the season! I see a nice wedge salad with radishes in my near future.

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Tears will be shed tonight.

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Tears will be shed tonight.

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Fancy Pants Topping for French Toast

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We all know how to make french toast. So I’m not gonna get all food bloggery about that. BUT, I have to tell you about a quick and fancy topping you could incorporate into your weekend french toast ritual. That is if you have a weekend french toast ritual. If you do not, sit down […]

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Mussels in Cream, Shallots and Herbs (oh my!)

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Okay, I’m not asking you to karate-chop a lobster, but ya just gotta try mussels. Take a deep breath, do a set of jumping jacks and tell yourself you’re a strong, adventurous eater and you’re ready to take the next step in your culinary life. Plus the finished dish looks so dang impressive you’re mighty […]

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Sweet Potato Foil Packet Tacos

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We all know that I have a completely controllable, absolutely natural, no-need-to-worry-about obsession with tacos. WELL, while blog surfing the other day I stumbled across a different take on the beloved food: sweet potato foil packet tacos. Instead of a tortilla, little chunks of sweet potato cradle seasoned ground meat, fresh spinach and an array […]

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Spicy Shrimp with Edamame, Asparagus and Wheat Berries

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There are only 11 episodes left on Oprah. ELEVEN. Does anyone else experience heart palpitations over this fact? Are you hosting a party? Attending a party? Can I attend yours? Should I host? Stop obsessing? Moving on to food. This recipe = to die for. Try it on a weekend when you have an adequate […]

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Chicken Cacciatore

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I have a brand new bed in our bedroom with no frame. I have a smaller frame and a mattress sticking out of one of our guest bedrooms. I have another guest bedroom completely empty. I have one mattress in the basement and a box spring stuck on the basement stairs. Please, don’t even try […]

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Spring Vegetable Soup

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Well, we wanted the heat. Mama N listened and we GOT THE HEAT. That didn’t slow us down though. After a gratifying day of gardening, gutter cleaning, gutter fixing, hedge pruning, rose bush training and even buying a new bed (aka “saving my marriage”) it’s turned into one heck of a pleasant spring evening. A […]

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Mother’s Day Canadian Bacon Strata

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One month, 9 days, 8 hours and 27 minutes ago I witnessed the birth of my niece, Breckon Raney. What? I’m not obsessed at ALL with Miss Breckon. To watch her enter this world was one of the most marvelous and life-changing things I’ve ever seen. (and plan to see, whaaaa!) So this year, Mother’s […]

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