Sweet Potato Hashbrowns with Ketchup & Chive Aioli

I’m not sure if I have ever mentioned this before, but there are a few things that I simply have no will power against……Pizza, rotel dip, sausage cheese balls, red wine, and the Southern fave hash brown casserole!!! And you know what goes with hash brown casserole like peanut  butter goes with jelly?!?!? KETCHUP!!!!!!! Traditional […]




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Easy Garlic & Herb Bread

This bread is surprisingly simple to make and doesn’t call for a complicated bread machine.  I will say that it could stand to have three rises to get a less dense bread that would be better for slicing rather than dipping, but in any case it makes an excellent flavorful bread that is great with […]




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Rosemary & Sea Salt Baked Chips

Lent is right around the corner and I have a feeling there will be a person or two that will give up fried foods in order to commit to healthier eating.  Lent is a funny thing, because we feel like we always have to “give something up” rather than thinking of it as a time […]




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Lemon Herb-Infused Olive Oil

So, I feel like I kind of have writer’s block today, so I will divulge something to you that I WON’T admit to my husband.  He traveled home very early from a trip to Dallas for work and probably didn’t take a shower since he had a 6 a.m. flight and then we spent the […]




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Goat Cheese & Ricotta Mini Toasts with Persimmons

I love New Year’s Eve, I really do……BUT I kinda feel like it is a bit overrated and we tend to set kind of unrealistic expectations as to how wonderful the night should be.  Don’t get me wrong, though, I love the idea of spending the evening with great friends and kissing the one you love […]




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Lasagna with Homemade Red Wine Sauce

  Christmas Eve Lasagna has been a part of my Christmas traditions for many years.  The tradition of having lasagna on Christmas Eve started many years ago with a family that will always be very dear to me.  Every year we would attend Christmas Eve service and then head home to eat lasagna and watch […]




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Rosemary & Garlic Infused Olive Oil

Raking leaves is no fun! “Let’s rake leaves”, said NO ONE!!!! except for my husband…….. I love Fall and all it’s beautiful colors, but when those dad-blasted leaves start falling off the 10,000 trees in our yard, I suddenly don’t love Fall all that much……When Drew decided that today’s Family Fun Day involved raking leaves […]




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Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter

  Oh, Butternut Squash, how I love thee!!!! Such an oversight for so many years and then after one initial attempt in the wee years of my cooking experience that resulted in a nearly chopped off finger, broken knife, busted peeler and WAY overseasoned curry butternut squash soup, I didn’t give it another thought until […]




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A Birthday Dinner for the Hubs! – Eggplant Parmesan

Tanti auguri a-te Tanti auguri a-te Tanti auguri, Drew Tanti auguri a-te Every year growing up for our birthday my dad would always ask what we wanted for our birthday dinner.  I always LOVED our birthday dinners, because we got to pick whatever we wanted regardless of what everyone else in the house liked.  Without […]




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“You Go, Grill!!!!” – Grilled Lobster Tail with Grilled Corn & Tomato Salad

 Corny, but gets me every time!! “Under construction” seems to be a recurring theme in my life these days.  We bought our house almost 3 years ago and aside from a few cosmetic updates, it was virtually as it was the day it was finished being built in 1987.  I am not a huge fan […]




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