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

Barbecued Buttermilk-Marinated Chicken Breasts

Barbecued Buttermilk-Marinated Chicken Breasts

Barbecued Buttermilk-Marinated Chicken Breasts are juicy, tender and unbelievably delicious; addicting even. It's no secret that my least favorite part of the chicken is the breast. It may be the biggest and give the most bang for the buck, but I find that it's also the most finicky. The line between an under-cooked, raw center and a dried lump of white meat is razor thin and, unfortunately, my caution while cooking lands me dead center on the overdone side[read more]
Sausage and Spinach Spaghetti Pie

Sausage and Spinach Spaghetti Pie

Packed with healthy vegetables and a touch of spicy heat, Sausage and Spinach Spaghetti Pie makes a healthy, fun weeknight dinner. Not too long ago I found a gorgeous, perfectly ripe wedge of Gorgonzola at my grocery store. Being the cheese-loving French woman that I am, I added it to my cart, grabbed a crunchy baguette at the bakery and made my way home to enjoy my find. My mistake made itself evident as I was sitting down[read more]
No-Time Tikka Masala

No-Time Tikka Masala

No-Time Tikka Masala, a quick, tasty meal that's ready in minutes and is full of tantalizing, warm flavors.  I love curry. I don't know when it snuck up on me, but I do know that at one point it was one of those flavors that I turned my nose up and now I enjoy it ... immensely. Proof of my affection lies within these pages. There are about a dozen curry recipes reviewed here as well as[read more]
Moroccan Braised Beef

Moroccan Braised Beef

Slow cooker stews are comfort food at its best. This Moroccan Braised Beef, with it's tender meat, heady spices and exotic, delicious flavor is no exception. There are hints of yellow and red on the trees outside my office window and it makes me a little sad. Technically, I'm oodles of sad with a smidge of elated thrown in but I usually just tell people that it makes me a little sad. Heck, I think anyone that's not[read more]
All-in-One Egg Casserole

All-in-One Egg Casserole

All-in-One Egg Casserole? Think bacon, eggs, cheese, veggies and muffins all in one delicious, easy-to-serve casserole. I was talking to my friend Dusty recently and we got on the subject of sweet potatoes, of all things. He was trying to understand how it could be that I don't much care for them, even at Thanksgiving. After all, being in the south sweet potatoes are a pretty big thing. But for me, they're a take it or[read more]