Category Archives: Cooking

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Dairy-free Chicken Pot Pie

This post is just an updated, dairy-free version of my Easy Chicken Pot Pie. I provided a meal tonight for some friends who are dealing with some rough stuff and don’t have a lot of time to cook for themselves. … Continue reading

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Black Beans and Rice with a Twist

I started making this recipe last fall and it was an immediate favourite. I took a big crock pot full to the pot luck at work, and it was gone in no time!  It’s a simple recipe with easy prep, short cook time, … Continue reading

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Summer Corn and Tailapia Chowder

You don’t have to be in New England to enjoy a little summer chowder!  T came across this recipe on the Epicurious iPhone ap (while laying in bed on a Sunday morning).  It seemed simple enough, so we thought we’d give … Continue reading

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Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Usually, I wouldn’t tout “homemade” dishes made from canned or pre-packaged ingredients. I like to cook most of my dishes from “scratch”, with fresh ingredients.  But sometimes, you just need a quick and easy meal. And with one this tasty, you won’t … Continue reading

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Shrimp and Grits

I use to think that shrimp and grits were really difficult to make. I now know better. It’s actually shrimp etouffee that’s difficult to make. (Anything involving a roux requires a special culinary patience and skill. Burn your roux and you have to … Continue reading

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Crockpot Lasagna

  This meal was suppose to round out “Italian Week”, but after eating Sunday Sauce, and Chicken with Olives and Peppers, and Chicken Marsala, oh, and a Nahunta ham… I just couldn’t do it. I needed a break from the … Continue reading

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Chicken with Olives and Peppers

Happy New Year everyone! After eating Sunday Sauce and Tiramisu for the past three days, I thought I’d take a break from my diet sabotage and cook something a little lighter (but still with an Italian flare.) I’ve actually been … Continue reading

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Grilled Salmon with Balsamic Glaze

This is the easiest salmon you’ll ever make. Seriously. You could practically do it with your eyes closed and one hand tied behind your back.  T and I made this a couple of weeks ago when we were on vacation. Luckily … Continue reading

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BBQ Chicken

As I was planning my meals last week, I realized that I have recipe fatigue. T and I have been alternating cooking weeks and planning meals since January or February.  I’ve read and reviewed and made so many new recipes … Continue reading

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Ginger-Shallott Cod

 This is one of my new favourite recipes. Think cod is only good battered and fried with fries and a beer?  Well, fish and chips is a tasty meal, but this one’s much healthier.  The “warm relish” (as I’ll call … Continue reading

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Soy-Bourbon Glazed Pork Chop

This is a  “smack-yo-mama” good pork chop.  (Sorry, Mama.) I’m serious, this pork chop is just that good. Or rather the glaze is just that good. I’m definitely going to be trying it on my chicken… and shrimp… and maybe even on my oatmeal. … Continue reading

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Steak au Poivre

Since we began dating, each year T and I have alternated who plans our anniversary and who plans Valentine’s Day. We are a modern, progressive couple, so “bah!” to the idea that it’s “the man’s job” to plan and buy and … Continue reading