Category Archives: savory

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Memorial Day is an important holiday to me. It’s about more than just a day off and great food. My Grandfather’s funeral was on Memorial Day. My Grandfather was very important to me. He and my Grandmother lived within walking distance of my teenage home. I spent many hours with my Grandparents. My Grandfather took …

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The Grilling Season has begun

The weather is warm, the garden is blooming, so we’re outside grilling. Last night we had grilled chicken thighs and grilled veggie packets. The Grill Master. I made veggie packets with mostly home grown veggies. My husband grilled them while he was grilling the chicken. Grilled veggie packs are super easy. Chop veggies. I used …

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Baked Squash Casserole, food from my garden

Squash casserole is one of my favorite comfort food dishes. When I was a teenager, my Mother and I would go to a restaurant called “The Black-eyed Pea” and order veggie plates. Plates full of broccoli rice casserole, fried okra, cheese-y broccoli soup and the most amazing squash casserole. It was one of our favorite …

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Irish Stew

Stew is one of those meals that feels like a hug in a bowl. My family is Irish, Scottish, German. Our varied heritage means we embrace a little bit from each piece of our backgrounds. Well, mostly we embrace the Irish and the German. I should work on the Scottish. Irish stew is one of …

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Slow Cooker Monday, this week in FAIL

Cream of Leek and Potato soup I wanted to make something that could be made for meatless Monday or could be made Vegan. I decided to make Julia Child’s recipe. I made a few small changes. Instead of water I used homemade veggie stock, I used little potatoes instead of large russets and I did …

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Texas Sized Turkey Egg Rolls

Yes, I said turkey. We love egg rolls! I recently tried my hand at making my own egg rolls, it went so well that I tried it again, this time with ground turkey. Egg rolls trick my “Veggie Resistant” teenager into eating cabbage, carrots and onions. The process is a little time-consuming, but well worth …

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Fat Tuesday

Happy Mardi Gras! I hope you have a fabulous Fat Tuesday. Our dinner for Fat Tuesday Shrimp Creole (via a family recipe) for my daughter and I & Red Beans, Turkey Sausage and rice for the boys! I’m participating in the iPPP link up that Liz and KLZ host. Related articles Mardi Gras! (Happy Fat …

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Pork piccata

This is a Weight Watchers Recipe. We’re working on trying out some healthy new recipes. Pork Piccata We enjoyed the pork dish, although it was a little too lemony for some of the family. The next time I make this dish I will use less lemon. Here is the ingredient list…. 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour, …

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This week in FAIL….fishy edition

I had one heck of a week last week. 3 visits to the doctor’s office, an x-ray, an MRI and a shot. One doctor’s office visit was for my daughter, who stayed home most of the week with a sinus infection.The other 2 doctor’s office visits, the x-ray, the MRI and the shot were mine. …

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Slow Cookin’ Monday

One of the fun things about cooking is experimenting. The more comfortable you get in your kitchen, and with your kitchen tools, the more likely you are to get really creative. I’m fairly comfortable with my slow cooker.  So, I mess about sometimes. On December 1st I cooked another turkey.  We’re “tentatively” calling it December …

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