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Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Make Favorite Who doesn’t love cheese?  I actually have a drawer in my refrigerator that is specifically for cheeses.  One of my favorite comfort foods is Macaroni and Cheese.  I have eaten in so many styles, it’s hard to say which … Continue reading

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Basil Pesto

Make Favorite If you’ve been following my blog, you know I love basil and while basil is in season, I’m using it in so many dishes. Here in Western North Carolina, Basil is near it’s end.  The night temperatures are … Continue reading

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Bath Salts

Make Favorite Picture this:  It’s the end of a stressful day and your body is just plain tired.  You go into your bathroom, light a candle, put on some soft music and draw a bath of water.  Add some soothing bath … Continue reading

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Beef with Red Wine and Prunes

Make Favorite Beef with Red Wine and Prunes is one of my very favorite French dishes.  It is the most tender beef with this succulent sauce that has a dark deep rich flavor and a slight sweetness from the prunes.  … Continue reading

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Canning Jalapeno Peppers

Make Favorite We just love jalapenos!  My husband in particular.  We love them on pizza, in Mexican dishes and salsa.  Paul likes them in breakfast sandwiches and omelets, and the list goes on.  Every year I  plant pepper plants and … Continue reading

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Creamy Sun-dried Tomato Basil Chicken with Linguine

Make Favorite I love love love fresh basil.  It is probably my favorite herb in the whole world.  I grow bunches of it every year and I make pesto with my food processor and freeze it in ice cubes.  I’ll … Continue reading

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Dried Field Peas

Make Favorite In the winter time, I just love dried beans poured over hot buttered cornbread.  It is a winter comfort food that’s a staple in our home.  But to fix dried beans, it means some planning.  There’s soaking to … Continue reading

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Freezing Basil

Make Favorite It’s that time again!  My basil is more like a big bush and it’s starting to bloom.  I do try to keep those blooms cut off so it will continue to bush out and be full.  But now … Continue reading

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Pepper Steak in the slow cooker

Make Favorite One of our dear friends had a birthday this weekend and I wanted to fix her a birthday dinner to make her feel as special as she is.  She is a regular at our house and she lets me … Continue reading

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Quinoa Pilaf

Make Favorite Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wa) is somewhat new in our grocery stores, but its been around for hundreds if not thousands of years.  Quinoa is a gluten-free plant based seed that is not only high in protein, it also provides … Continue reading

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