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Ultimate French Onion Soup

For the longest time I was on a search for the perfect ramekin so I could make recipes like creme brulee and french onion soup. It never occurred to me until I was reading Joelen’s recipe for french onion soup that I could just as easily broil the bread in […]

Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

I was never a big fan of green bean casserole until I came across a recipe that used cheese instead of cream of mushroom soup. I like cream of mushroom soup and would even be tempted to add fresh mushrooms to green bean casserole, but sometimes you just need a […]

Pork Loin with Cranberry Sauce

Ever since Tom mentioned that he was going to make a real effort to eat vegetables, I’ve been determined to make him try as many things as possible that he would never eat before. Cranberry sauce is one of them. I figured if I added enough sugar, he’d definitely eat […]

Herb Butter

I have a bit of a habit of overdoing myself. I figured since I was making two different types of rolls for our Thanksgiving dinner that I should also make my own herbed butter. Why? Honestly, I don’t know. I guess because I’m kinda crazy and wanted some things that […]

Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce

For years I would never get anywhere near canned cranberry sauce. The stuff is just scary looking. Its shaped like the can it was packaged in and it has the same consistency as Jello although it is not Jello. Plus its not very sweet. I know its not supposed to […]

Beef, Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna

If I’m making a meatless dish, I usually have to be pretty creative about it. Like me, Tom grew up where dinner consisted of meat and potatoes. Variances were rare. Unlike me, he still can’t get it out of his head that dinner doesn’t need to be that way. I […]

Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Cupcakes

I love cream cheese. It’s the only way I will eat a bagel. I put it with salsa and dip tortilla chips in it. I love it as a frosting. I could practically eat it plain. Even with all of that said, I’m not a huge fan of cheesecake. Maybe […]

Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto

All week I couldn’t wait to make this recipe. I have a serious obsession with risotto and when the idea to add shrimp and asparagus came into my head, I knew I had to try it out right away.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Roll Ups

It was a really ugly rainy day on Sunday and I didn’t make it to the grocery store until close to 4 PM. I gave up on making the pierogi that night and figured I would do it on Monday. Well, it turned out to be quite the disaster. I’m […]

Garlic Parmesan Potato “chips”

So I lied. I was planning on making homemade french fries with tonight’s meal but when I pulled out the potatoes I had a new idea. Of course I couldn’t decide whether I wanted garlic Parmesan or Old Bay seasoning on them, so I decided to make both.