Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe

Gumbo

Are you entertaining for the super bowl?  Here is a great make-ahead chicken and sausage gumbo recipe that can simmer on the back burner or slow cooker and be ready when your family or guests are ready to eat on game day.  It is loaded with flavor and nutrition and we promise that no one […]

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Melted Ice Cream Trifle

Melted Ice Cream Trifle

I have come up with the perfect dessert for your Valentine’s Day meal.  It’s a melted ice cream trifle.  Maybe you remember this post two weeks ago where I mentioned that I forgot to put the eggs into the batter of the chocolate cake I was baking.  Despite that faux pas, I went ahead and […]

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Delicious Vegetarian Chili Recipe

Vegetarian Chili

If you are looking for a delicious vegetarian chili recipe, than this one is for you.  It has been so cold this week in Syracuse that I decided it was time to make some vegetarian chili.  This time I created a new recipe by combining the ingredients that I found in some different recipes. We […]

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Barefoot Contessa’s Chocolate Cake Recipe

Choc. Cake

If you are looking for another chocolate cake recipe, then we found one for you.  There is something about cold weather that makes me crave chocolate in any form.  In fact, I could probably main-line it and be happy.  If you have been around here for a while, then you know that I am obsessed […]

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Rosemary Gin Fizz

Rosemary Gin Fizz

I’m not going to lie.  I enjoy an adult beverage every now and then.  I am a one-drink girl, though.  That means when we go out or when we entertain, I have one drink – either a glass of Pinot Grigio or a gin and tonic.  So, when I saw the recipe for a rosemary […]

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Avocado & Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

Acorn Squash and Quinoa

I found this recipe on Pinterest when my family was here over the Thanksgiving holiday, and I decided to give it a try.  It was very tasty and healthy.  If you need a break from the heavy holiday foods, this is a meal for you.

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Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

Peanut Butter Fudge

Each year when I was a little girl, my mother made peanut butter fudge for me to take to my elementary school teachers.  We called it “grade school.”  She made the fudge using a cup of iced water because she didn’t have a candy thermometer, and it came out perfectly every time. (See note at […]

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A DIY Gift

Apple butter

Jordan is traveling for work this week, and I am in charge of the blog.  After all, it’s the least I can do since she took care of it for almost a month when we took our last trip.  Even though we shared our Houzz Ideabook  this week that was loaded with great hostess gift suggestions, I […]

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Spoon Bread Recipe

Spoon Break

With a cold rain falling outside, I decided it was the perfect time for some true comfort food.  Immediately I thought of Kentucky spoon bread, a popular southern side dish that is between corn bread and a souffle.  I looked up the recipe on line and found several variations – some simple and some not […]

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Removing Those Stubborn Pomegranate Seeds

Extracting pom seed

After taking a little Thanksgiving break, it was actually hard to sit down at the computer and start writing this blog post.  I am not ready for the long week-end to be over so I’m going to ease back into blogging slowly with a revisit of a post from December, 2013. We had a wonderful […]

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