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

Pan-Grilled Chicken with Peach Salsa

Pan-Grilled Chicken with Peach Salsa

Super-fast to make and a perfect way to highlight summer's fruit, Pan-Grilled Chicken with Peach Salsa is delicious. As soon as I enter my grocery store these days, I'm met with the powerful aroma of summer. The produce guys scored a deal with a local grower and as a result, basket upon basket of gorgeous peaches are temptingly displayed at the front, begging to be purchased ... and eaten. Sophie and I have laid waste to our fair[read more]
Chewy Brownies

Chewy Brownies

 Rich, fudgy, and most definitely chewy, these brownies may be the best you'll ever make ... and eat! Hello, my friends. It's been a while, hasn't it. I didn't plan to be gone for three months, but as happens, life intruded in our times together and I had to focus away from here for a while. There were also server issues (you may have noticed that once or twice ... or a dozen times). While I can[read more]
Cod with Fennel and Fingerling Potatoes

Cod with Fennel and Fingerling Potatoes

The delicate flavor of cod is beautifully enhanced with a light flavor of fennel. Served with fingerling potatoes, this is a dish that satisfies. I'm trying to actually like fish instead of eating it because it's healthy and I'm supposed to. I suppose it means I'm growing up since I choose to serve it to myself instead of having to force it down my throat like I do to my daughter. The difference in fish that I[read more]
Beet-and-Quinoa Salad

Beet-and-Quinoa Salad

Fresh, sweet and crunchy, Beet-and-Quinoa Salad is a perfect dish to bring to any gathering this summer. My husband called it apocalyptic thunder, a perfect description for what woke us up the other night and almost made us mess ourselves in bed. It's a thing that's become a regular occurrence here in the southeast. It's become impossible to plan outdoor events. Even if we check the weather week's in advance and the little icon is a smiling, shaded[read more]
Risotto with Pesto and Peas

Risotto with Pesto and Peas

This is comfort food at its best. Ham and peas partner with pesto and risotto in this creamy, delicious dish.  I was with a friend not too long ago, and as I tend to do, I asked him one of my strange, random questions. In this instance, my query was along the lines of if he was trapped on a desert island for the rest of his life and had cases upon cases of one kind[read more]