Christiane, the Mom Chef      I buy magazines, I subscribe to magazines, I collect magazines. And they're all about food. Do you love them like I do? Then let's test out the recipes together, shall we?
  
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Recipes

Looking for a recipe? This is the place to start the search. Dishes are arranged by category, or if you prefer, you can check out the magazines as well.

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Local Flavor

North Carolina is home to some fantastic things, from places to eat to stuff you find on your grocery shelves and I look forward to sharing it all with you.

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I Tried That

One of the things I love about magazines are the tidbits of crafty things to do; little things that look cool. You want to try them? So do I.

Recent Posts

Rare Roast Beef with Pickled Green Tomatoes

Rare Roast Beef with Pickled Green Tomatoes

Perfectly roasted, thinly sliced and accented with a tart, spicy, sassy side, Rare Roast Beef with Pickled Green Tomatoes is an amazing, delicious dish. I have to admit, I'm a bit confused. Being a fan of the grill, I've cooked a bunch of meat in my time. I can flip a burger, barbecue a chicken leg and smoke a pork butt with the big boys. Smoking is definitely one of my favorite ways to cook. Low and slow[read more]
Smoked Gouda Carbonara

Smoked Gouda Carbonara

Silky, creamy and utterly delicious, Smoked Gouda Carbonara is Italian comfort food at its best. Eight times, my friends. Eight. That's how many times I've shared carbonara in some way, shape or form here. Because I've waxed eloquent on so many occasions about my love for authentic Spaghetti Carbonara, I'm not going to do it again. If you want to know how deep the passion runs, you can read about it here, or here, or even here. I have[read more]
Sticky Korean Lamb Skewers

Sticky Korean Lamb Skewers

Wow friends and family with a different kind of kebab. Sticky Korean Lamb Skewers have an Asian zing and are finger-licking-good. du·bi·ous ˈd(y)o͞obēəs/ adjective 1. hesitating or doubting. Usually, when I see a recipe that combines several things I love, my reaction is along the lines of, 'What a brilliant idea.' Sometimes, however, as in this case, that's not quite my reaction. I love lamb. I mean really love lamb. As much as I adore a delicious, rare, Porterhouse, nothing beats a perfectly[read more]
Coriander-Crusted Tilapia with Brown Rice and Vegetables

Coriander-Crusted Tilapia with Brown Rice and Vegetables

This healthy, delicious meal features coriander-crusted tilapia paired with brown rice that's infused with vegetables like leeks, carrots and spinach. Ah, the tweens. That period of time where life is still so ... free ... yet the young people feel as though the burdens of the world sit upon their shoulders. Take, for instance, the dinner table. Do these young people have to sit and pore over recipes and shopping lists, keeping the costs of buying food[read more]
Gochujang Braised Brisket

Gochujang Braised Brisket

Gochujang Braised Brisket proves that this cut of beef isn't just for the grill. Fork-tender, juicy and packed with amazing flavor, it's a home run recipe. I know folks in Texas are going to take issue with this statement (yes, Adam, I'm talking about you), but I gotta say it; I don't get the hype about brisket. I find it to be a really bland cut of meat that has to cook for hours ... and[read more]