Category Archives: Soups, Salads and Stews

Loaded Baked Potato with Ham

Make Favorite Paul is a rice man and I’m a potato girl.  He’ll eat potatoes and I’ll eat rice, but we do have our preferences.  Now, take a baked potato and load it up with all kinds of delicious goodness … Continue reading

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Loaded Shrimp and Grits

Make Favorite Shrimp and Grits is a popular dish here in the North Carolina and maybe even more so throughout the southern states to the New Orleans sea border.  I tend to think of it being a cajun Louisiana style … Continue reading

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Pesto Radiatori

Make Favorite I’ve been doing a series on basil.  It has come time to harvest my massive basil invasion.  I’ve even given bunches of it away just so it doesn’t go to waste.  I’ve done Basil Pesto, Freezing Basil Pesto, … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Make Favorite Jambalaya is a Louisiana creole dish with Spanish and French influence.  We love foods that are packed with flavors.  For years, I have been fixing an old Jambalaya recipe that is cooked on the stove top in a … Continue reading

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Spinach Salad with Spinach Salad Dressing

Make Favorite This is a continuation of a series of posts that I started last week of recipes from a dinner we hosted over the weekend.  For the back story, click here.  We served Hot Beefy Mushroom Dip, French Onion … Continue reading

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Toasting Pine Nuts

Make Favorite As with any nuts, toasting pine nuts brings out a wonderful flavor that takes them to a whole new level of nutty taste.  I use them in my Quinoa Pilaf, Basil Pesto and as a salad topping.  Click … Continue reading

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Tomato Basil Bisque

Make Favorite During the winter months, I make lots of different soups and stews.  When it’s cold outside, it just warms my body and makes me feel good all over.  Add a cake of cornbread and I have a delicious … Continue reading

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