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

Braised Beef with Wine

Braised Beef with Wine

Flavors meld perfectly when beef is braised with red wine and vegetables for hours. It's a perfect, delicious Italian dinner. I know, I know. It's my third recipe from Tastes of Italia magazine. You'd think I like the publication or something. I do like it, actually. That's pretty obvious if you've read my reviews of the Basic Italian Bread and Scallops in Spicy Orange Sauce. Unfortunately, since being introduced to it by Chef Dennis five years ago,[read more]
Broccoli, Cheddar and Brown Rice Cakes

Broccoli, Cheddar and Brown Rice Cakes

Broccoli, Cheddar and Brown Rice Cakes are Meatless Monday's answer to chicken, broccoli and rice casserole. You'll never miss the meat! I have a friend who decided to go the vegetarian route after the holidays. I applaud her, support her and hold her in high esteem for her decision. It hasn't been an easy road for Leah. She loved the meats that she no longer eats. She's had to stand strong against the lack of support and[read more]
Basic Italian Bread

Basic Italian Bread

Is there anything more amazing than fresh, out-of-the-oven basic Italian bread with its crunchy crust and tender, soft center? Nope. If forced to choose one starch to eat for the rest of my life, I'd have a hard time deciding between rice and potatoes. Or maybe not. It just hit me that in addition to being able to bake, boil and French fry a potato it can also be turned into an incredibly yummy chip snack.[read more]
Scallops in Spicy Orange Sauce

Scallops in Spicy Orange Sauce

Don't be fooled by their elegant appearance, Scallops in Spicy Orange Sauce are a delicious, sassy meal with a glorious citrus kick. Have you ever had a thought, which led to another thought, which led to a craving, which wouldn't go away until it was satisfied? Last time we met, I explained the reasons that I don't put up many recipes with fish in them. During our chat, I included scallops as one of the foods upon which[read more]
Pan-Seared Tilapia with Grapefruit-Avocado Salsa

Pan-Seared Tilapia with Grapefruit-Avocado Salsa

Light, fresh and packed with flavor, Pan-Seared Tilapia with Grapefruit-Avocado Salsa makes a delicious, healthy weeknight meal that the whole family will love. I know. I know. Seeing a fish recipe here is a bit surprising, isn't it.  It's not something that happens all that often. Well, almost never, actually, but who's keeping track. There's a seafood issue at our house. Sophie, our beloved 10 year-old, has a sweeping dislike of all of it ... except shrimp[read more]