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Orange Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread


The holidays are a never-ending source of culinary exasperation and inspiration.  Exasperation as you try vainly to make forty bajillion recipes for holiday parties and holiday dinners.  Inspiration from the recipes everyone else is pinning and new delights at old … Continue reading

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Twice-a-Month Cooking


This is my latest play on once-a-month cooking.  Call it twice-a-month cooking, if you will.  I realized that trying to do everything at once, all in one day so my mom can babysit the Munchkin, is too much for me. … Continue reading

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Barbecue Chicken-Bacon Pizza


Some days I have to work hard to figure out what we’re going to have for dinner.  Other days, inspiration simply strikes out of the blue, and I roll with it.  Still other days, someone offhandedly mentions pizza on Twitter, … Continue reading

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Zipper Peas: An Experiment


At the farmers market this weekend, I was scouting for fresh peas.  I love them but can’t afford to buy them at the store very often; I’m really going to have to break down and grow some for myself at … Continue reading

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Farmers Market Score: Grilled Vegetable Pitas with White Wine Vinaigrette and Caprese Salad


You know, my favorite time of year may well be from April to October, aka the months when the farmers market is open.  I mean, when else can you get homemade jam; purple, red, orange, green, and/or yellow bell peppers; … Continue reading

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Zucchini Fries


I kept seeing this recipe making the rounds on Pinterest, getting pinned over and over and over again, and finally I decided to give in and just make the stupid things already.  (Yep, I too succumb to peer pressure.) However, … Continue reading

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Super-Easy Summer Pasta Salad


Now that the Munchkin is getting older and we’re getting more settled down with work and home life, we’re finding time to actually hang out with our friends again.  And with today being a holiday, we all got together for … Continue reading

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Black Beans with Cumin and Garlic


If anyone’s curious why there’s a sudden spate of new recipes this week, it’s in large part to the fact that I’m quarantined at home with pinkeye.  *sighs*  So food prep is interspersed with lots more hand-washing than normal, because … Continue reading

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Spice-Rubbed Grilled Pork with Cilantro Lime Rice


My favorite thing about Wednesday nights is getting the chance to make dinner myself and  not be stuck with leftovers or something boring.  Even better is getting to play with the grill, especially when it results in Southern Honey going, … Continue reading

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Strawberry Limeade Cake


The last twelve months have been absolutely insane, full of ups and downs and a whole host of new experiences.  Today we celebrated with the Munchkin’s first birthday party, and the joy of seeing him sitting in the grass trying … Continue reading

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