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

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Fall-apart tender chicken simmered in a garlic-infused tomato sauce makes this Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore a phenomenal, delicious meal. The weather pulled one over on us, eh? I've spent the last several days reveling in warmer temperatures, opened windows, daffodils blooming, and walking outside in short sleeves. Today? Not so much. Sometime during the night, as the wind gusted and the thermometer dropped, I pulled the afghan over me so I could be more comfortable when I slept.[read more]
Cheeseburger Quesadillas with Romaine Wedge Salad

Cheeseburger Quesadillas with Romaine Wedge Salad

Cheeseburger Quesadillas with Romaine Wedge Salad are a surprise on the plate that puts a smile on faces.  When Sophie started fifth grade, she discovered that she was ripped out of the loving arms of the small group of friends she was close to and thrown together with a bunch of new kids. As was expected, she was distraught. She begged us to get her moved into the class with her friends, enacted some brilliantly executed dramatic[read more]
Pork Chops with Maple-Black Pepper Gravy

Pork Chops with Maple-Black Pepper Gravy

Make sure to have a big bowl of mashed potatoes with these Pork Chops with Maple-Black Pepper Gravy to sop up all the goodness! Welcome to North Carolina, home of the hog farm. For those who love bacon, you're welcome. For those who have meandered through our fair state with their car windows down and passed by a farm, my sincerest apologies. I'll admit it, I'm a pork fan and am more than willing to savor the whole hog,[read more]
Creamy Chicken Alfredo Casserole

Creamy Chicken Alfredo Casserole

Dinner's easy and delicious when this amazing Creamy Chicken Alfredo Casserole is on the menu. It's amazing. We brought home a new puppy last week. She's a bitsy little thing that'll probably never get bigger than our cat, even when she's full grown. Even so, that tiny body is stuffed full with a massive amount of personality and energy. Polly approaches life with intense curiosity and at a full run. It puts her underfoot and in the[read more]
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Peanuts and Fish Sauce

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Peanuts and Fish Sauce

Simple, delicious roasted Brussels Sprouts are taken to a new level with the addition of peanuts and fish sauce. Absolutely addictive. Have you seen the commercial that's playing right now featuring Maurice, an uncaring employee who makes fish in the companies microwave every day, causing a co-worker to pass out from the unpleasant smell? I have to confess, I did that. Generally, I avoid bringing overly aromatic leftovers for lunch simply because I don't want to chase[read more]