Category Archives: savory

Bitchin’ Shepherd’s Pie

I was once again inspired by Bitchin’ Kitchen. We had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday, filled with lots of family, lots of together time and (for me) lots of cooking. We had dinner out on Wednesday night, I was thrilled and fortunate to meet a new friend. My husband’s childhood friend. We had dinner with Melissa …

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Turkey and Gnocchi Soup

One of the great things about Thanksgiving, besides the family time is left-overs….turkey to be specific. What do you do with all that left-over turkey once you’ve eaten a few of the pre-requisite turkey and stuffing sandwiches? I love using the left-over turkey to create new twists on recipes. Olive Garden has this amazing soup. …

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Slow Cookin’ Monday…….

I’m going to talk about beans this week.  I think that beans are one of the items that I almost exclusively cook in my slow cooker.  It’s the easiest way I know to cook a big ‘ole pot of beans. The rest of my posts this week will be Thanksgiving related.  I’m not going to …

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Chicken Pot Pie

What could be more comforting or more fall – winter-ey than chicken pot pie? That question was totally rhetorical. In my opinion, no store-bought pot pie will ever come close to the taste of a home-made pot pie. I’ll be totally honest, home-made takes a little more time to make, but it is totally worth …

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Thanksgiving and Holiday prep, an a confession about shopping

The North American holiday, Thanksgiving is just around the corner (for those of us in the United States).  If you follow many foodie blogs that are U.S. based, I’m sure you’re already very aware of this. We are talking turkey, getting very verbal about veggies, posting a plethora of pies. Oh, that was silly.  I’ll …

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What to do with Halloween pumpkins

After the Halloween party, I had 6 lovely pumpkins to deal with. The first one met my knife yesterday and then I gutted and roasted it. Does that sound homicidal? Perhaps I’ve been watching too much crime tv huh? I roasted the pumpkin seeds. Here is what I coated them with: 2 tsp olive oil …

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How to make a Wow! worthy nacho.

I might be alone in my attempts to make an awesome nacho at home. Am I? Yes, you all have this nacho thing down already. *sigh* I knew it. Since I’m clearly a nacho making newb and I watch Good Day on Fox 4 in the mornings, I was glued to the T.V. set when …

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Easy Chicken Tacos

I had both kiddos home sick yesterday.   So, yesterday was a hectic day.  Did I mention that my husband works from home on Tuesdays and Thursdays?  No?  Well, he does so we had a full house yesterday. Dinner sort of snuck up on me.   Not that I’m saying it tip-toed up behind me and spooked …

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Happy Halloween!

The great things about Halloween are the fun, the friends and the candy. And…. the Halloween parties are such fun! Muahahahaha! The good things about parties are too numerous to mention. The bad thing about parties is the clean-up. Yeah. Love parties, hate clean-up. Great parties need a day of rest after them. Well, at …

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Texas Caviar….

Texas Caviar isn’t like normal Caviar. I don’t remember where I first had this yummy black-eyed pea dip, and I don’t know what other names it might go by, I have always known it as Texas Caviar. Texas Caviar isn’t very spicy, the way I make it, and it tastes amazing! I’m mid-way through my …

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