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

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]
Ham and Bean Soup

Ham and Bean Soup

Lightly seasoned and utterly delicious, Ham and Bean Soup and heartwarming and tummy-filling. It's comfort food at its best. There's a robin sitting on the branch outside my office window right now. He's arrived in my front yard with a host of friends. They're flitting about, trying to find the perfect spot in the grass to snag any worms that might been lurking in the soil. Their presence is a bit deceiving. Sure, it's been warmer here;[read more]
Crispy Buffalo Potatoes

Crispy Buffalo Potatoes

Move over buffalo wings, there's a new kid in town, Crispy Buffalo Potatoes. Same great flavor on crispy, oven-baked potatoes. I introduced a friend of my daughter's to potato soup recently. It happened after the young lady informed Sophie that she didn't like potato soup even though she had never tried it before. Convincing her to give it a try was easy after I questioned her about whether she liked potatoes (yes), bacon (heck, yeah) and cheese[read more]