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

Vegetarian Chili Macaroni

Vegetarian Chili Macaroni

Spicy, filling and absolutely delicious, Vegetarian Chili Macaroni is a perfect meatless meal for a busy weeknight.   I recently adapted my moussaka recipe. I had been talking with a friend about it, since it's my favorite dish, and he mentioned that he'd love to try it sometime. Without hesitating, I told Matt that I'd love to make it for him sometime. Before the words were out of my mouth, I realized what a feat that would be because[read more]
Deep-Dish Pumpkin Icebox Pie

Deep-Dish Pumpkin Icebox Pie

A stunning presentation is just the beginning of this Deep-Dish Pumpkin Icebox Pie. It's rich, decadent, delicious and a perfect holiday dessert. Hello, my beloved pumpkin. It's so good to see you again. In these days between Halloween and New Year's, I revel in the season of you, my favorite fall squash. While I'll never tire of the queen of all pumpkin desserts, the standard pumpkin pie, I glory in all the other creations that have arisen out of my,[read more]
Ginger-Honey Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Chili-Spiced Potatoes

Ginger-Honey Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Chili-Spiced Potatoes

What goes best with sweet, tender Ginger-Honey Glazed Pork Tenderloin? How about some roasted, creamy Chili-Spiced Potatoes? Believe it or not, I made this pork dish because of the salad. Watercress holds a special place in my heart. It takes me back to one of those mortifyingly embarrassing memories of childhood; the kind that can only be caused by parents. You see, not too far from our house was huge farm, complete with fields of corn and[read more]
Turmeric Pork Chops with Green Onion Rice

Turmeric Pork Chops with Green Onion Rice

A 20-minute meal that's healthy and delicious? Trust me, when making Turmeric Pork Chops with Green Onion Rice, double the recipe! It's THAT good. Even though it's Wednesday morning, November 9 and yesterday was a big day, I'm not going to talk about it. I haven't in the six or so years that I've been having these regular chats with you and I don't intend to start now. Instead, let's talk about the fact that the sun's shining[read more]
Slow-Cooked Teriyaki Ribs

Slow-Cooked Teriyaki Ribs

Simmered in teriyaki sauce for hours, then slathered in a delicious glaze, these Slow-Cooked Teriyaki Ribs are finger-licking delicious. Once upon a time (when I was in high school) I'd cry on opening day. Whenever a baseball game was on television, there I was, seated on the couch, cheering my team on. Jose Cardenal, Manny Trillo, Bobby Murcer and all the others; they were my boys and I was their fan. They were The Cubs. Then, in 1981,[read more]