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? Do you peruse every page, fold over the corners or mark interesting recipes with tabs? Yup, I do that too. I have stacks and piles of old issues tucked away here and there and I return to them often. Do you do the same thing? Then let's do it 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

Quick Green Chicken Chili

Quick Green Chicken Chili

Twenty minutes is all it takes to pull together a tummy-warming meal. Full of flavor but on the lighter side, Quick Green Chicken Chili hits the spot. That old adage, 'the apple doesn't fall far from the tree,' is one of those that can cause a muscle-trauma-level eye-roll in the young crowd and a nod of sage agreement in us older folk. I don't use the phrase much with regard to my daughter because I know she'd be[read more]
Beef Stew with Buttery Garlic Bread

Beef Stew with Buttery Garlic Bread

Chuck roast becomes fork tender as it simmers in a hearty gravy with carrots and onions in this perfect-for-fall Beef Stew with Buttery Garlic Bread dish. I think having a middle schooler has created a time vortex over my house because it's definitely sped up for me. Just last week this young lady of mine was a preschooler who insisted on 'helping' with this site by doing video reviews of the dishes she ate. Today, she rolls[read more]
Spice-Rubbed T-Bone Steaks

Spice-Rubbed T-Bone Steaks

Light the charcoal and scrub those grates. These delicious Spice-Rubbed T-Bone Steaks are what grilling's all about, my friends. There's a 'trend' that's moving through my workplace. I hate using the word trend because it minimizes what's happening, but I'm not sure what else to call it. Over the course of the past two years, several co-workers have made the decision to forego meat, dairy and fish and take the vegan path. Most recently, one more has[read more]
Fish Tacos with Broccoli Slaw and Cumin Sour Cream

Fish Tacos with Broccoli Slaw and Cumin Sour Cream

Easy, delicious and fun to pull together, Fish Tacos with Broccoli Slaw and Cumin Sour Cream make a perfect weeknight meal. Fish tacos. Those two words don't inspire a desire to feast for those uninitiated, do they? I know because all that long ago I was one of the ones that turned my nose up at the thought of them. A group of us were driving down Baja, California and stopped in Tijuana for lunch. You know a[read more]
Marinated Chicken with Cucumber-Mint Salad

Marinated Chicken with Cucumber-Mint Salad

When seasoned chicken is paired with a creamy cucumber salad, magic happens. That's exactly what this Marinated Chicken with Cucumber-Mint Salad is; magic. I was taking to a friend of mine yesterday and she mentioned the fact that even though she has a dishwasher, she never uses it, opting to put soapy water in the sink and clean the meal's remains that way instead. She does so because everyone in her household eats in their own[read more]