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

Ginger-Molasses Scones

Ginger-Molasses Scones

Rich, spicy and absolutely delicious, Ginger-Molasses Scones are a special treat for any occasion, but especially with tea or coffee for breakfast. In a perfect world, breakfast in bed would happen every morning. After 9 a.m. Unfortunately, that perfect world scenario would have to include all sorts of caveats, like a chef to create favorite breakfasts, a butler to serve them and housekeeping to clean up after everything's been cooked and eaten. A meal would also need to[read more]
New York Strip Steaks with Cognac Creamed Mushrooms for #BloggerCLUE

New York Strip Steaks with Cognac Creamed Mushrooms for #BloggerCLUE

Make your sweetheart swoon with this decadent Valentine's dish, New York Strip Steaks with Cognac Creamed Mushrooms. Welcome to February's Blogger C.L.U.E. reveal day! I'll admit it here. I messed up. Up until this very second, I thought our theme was centered around Valentine's Day. When I went to double check, I just noticed that it is, instead, Soups & Stews. Huh. You'd have thought the person that came up with the theme would remember it,[read more]
Stuffed Shells Bolognese

Stuffed Shells Bolognese

Stuffed Shells Bolognese, ready in about 30 minutes, is a perfect family meal but can just as easily create an elegant , delicious dinner. I thought the world was coming to an end earlier this week. Yup, the world was ending, hell froze over and strange things were afoot at the Circle-K. You see, Sophie wandered into the kitchen while I was preparing this meal and asked if she could help me cook. I'll admit that it[read more]
White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili

Warm up a cold day with a hot, delicious bowl of White Chicken Chili. Richly flavored with poblano chilies, it's sure to be a family favorite.   I'll admit it. I'm one of those geeky moms who gets school bus updates via text messages to my phone. The fact is, I wish the schools offered this feature years ago, back when Sophie was in kindergarten and I had to be waiting right at the bus stop, even on days[read more]
Chewy Ginger Cookies

Chewy Ginger Cookies

Fresh ginger and earthy molasses give Chewy Ginger Cookies their classic and addicting flavor while a touch of black pepper takes them beyond delicious. I've been wavering about posting these cookies.  If you check the photo of the version that Southern Living pulled out of their ovens, you'll see why. Poofy and crackly, their cookies are quite beautiful. Mine, however, ended up a bit on the flatter side. What eventually prodded me to go ahead and post these[read more]