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

Roast Pork Loin with Carrots and Mustard Gravy

Roast Pork Loin with Carrots and Mustard Gravy

Call the family to the table and enjoy this glorious Roast Pork Loin with Carrots and Mustard Gravy for a delicious supper. So, I was at the grocery store not too long ago and saw a whole pork loin on sale for a ridiculously low price. Without thinking, I put the behemoth in my cart, finished my shopping and headed for home. Once everything was unpacked, I looked at 9-pound, gorgeous piece of meat and realized that[read more]
Heirloom Tomato Salad

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Touched with tarragon, the sweetness of honey, shallots and a vinaigrette, this gorgeous Heirloom Tomato Salad is as stunning as it is delicious. The season is finally here. Even though the thermostat in my car has already registered triple digits more than once, it didn't quite feel like summer until I saw the first locally grown tomato make its appearance. And I'm such a fan of those guys. I'm looking forward to many mayo-slathered 'mater sandwiches to[read more]
Mojo Grilled Chicken Breasts

Mojo Grilled Chicken Breasts

Cilantro, orange and garlic lend their flavors to grilled chickens breasts to provide a light, delicious international meal. It's rare that I have everything needed for a meal like this in my pantry, but for once, when faced with chicken breasts that had to be used or they'd be facing the garbage, I was thrilled to find the ingredients at hand. Well, to be totally honest, the avocado was showing signs of giving up the ghost, but[read more]
Roasted Jerk Chicken

Roasted Jerk Chicken

Quick use of the blender creates the sauce that gives Roasted Jerk Chicken its amazing flavor. It's an easy and delicious meal. Last weekend I had planned on making a jerk pork recipe (from a different magazine), but ran into a snag when I didn't read the instructions carefully enough. I had perused them, saw that the pork needed to brine for a few hours prior to smoking, and planned accordingly. It was only after I had everything sitting[read more]
Frangelico Coffee

Frangelico Coffee

Make that cup-o-joe twice as wonderful with a splash of hazelnut liqueur and a dollop of sweetened cream. Frangelico Coffee; decadent and delicious. This drink has me conflicted. Over the five-plus years that we've been chatting together, I've mentioned several (many) times that I'm a coffee drinker (huge fan of the stuff). I've also made it clear that I'm a snob when it comes to my brew. I like an expensive brand brewed a certain way and I take[read more]