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

Maria's Baked Spaghetti

Maria's Baked Spaghetti

Comfort food at it's best, Maria's Baked Spaghetti is creamy, cheesy and easy to make. It's guaranteed to be a family favorite. Here's the thing. Even though we're in the depths of summer, to the point where only Alaska and Washington managed to stay under 90 degrees earlier this week, I'm craving comfort food ... turn your oven on, load up a pan and set the timer to one hour kind of comfort food. That's bad, right? Everyone's[read more]
Chipotle Chicken and Corn Tostadas

Chipotle Chicken and Corn Tostadas

 Grilled corn and chicken and lime-touched sour cream make Chipotle Chicken and Corn Tostadas an outstanding meal. I'm torn during this 'grilling season.' On one hand, I love, love, love lighting the charcoal, pouring the hot coals on a grate and then listening to the sizzle as whatever I'm cooking gets laid over them to cook. On the other hand, just talking about it makes me hot. And since the temps have been hovering in the upper 90's[read more]
Grapefruit Elderflower Cocktail

Grapefruit Elderflower Cocktail

A hint of tart, a hint of sweet and a whole lot of delicious, Grapefruit Elderflower Cocktail is a perfect summer cocktail. Once, many, many moons ago, I had a shot of tequila. I actually had two, but who's counting. The morning after trying those two tiny glasses of vile, lip-curling liquid, I woke up with the worst headache I've had to date. Ever. I helplessly lay in bed, knowing that any movement greater than blinking my[read more]
Sheboygan Bratwurst

Sheboygan Bratwurst

Simmered in beer with onions before being crisped on the grill, Sheboygan Bratwurst is a wonderful summer treat and a Midwest grilling standard. Even though it doesn't seem that way, I'm really not usually late to the party. Sure, I posted a recipe for some of the most delicious smoked pork that I've had in a long time just 24 hours before the biggest grilling day of the year, making it almost impossible for anyone to feature it at their July[read more]
Jamaican Jerk Pork

Jamaican Jerk Pork

Set aside a couple of days and spend some time with this one. Jamaican Jerk Pork is worth every minute. Juicy, packed with flavor, uber delicious. We all know what it's like to come home after a long day, open the fridge and calculate what pairings of ingredients will produce the fastest (but not necessarily most nutritional) meal. Work, busy schedules and the pull and tug of responsibilities make food preparation an after thought instead of what it[read more]