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

Apple-Pomegranate Cobbler

Apple-Pomegranate Cobbler

Pomegranate gives apple cobbler a tangy twist and takes a standard fall dessert to a new level. Ah, the fruits of fall. As youngsters, my siblings and I would look forward to the day when pomegranates would appear on the kitchen counter. After supper, my father would cut one open, split it apart and carefully remove the ruby gems from the bitter pith. He'd pass the fruit around and we'd savor every tiny morsel. If, per chance,[read more]
Five-Spice Flank Steak

Five-Spice Flank Steak

A dusting of fragrant five-spice (cumin, star anise, cinnamon, pepper and cloves) transforms flank steak into a delicious, inexpensive dinner. I figure there are four meat groups; beef, pork, chicken and seafood. Right? Most vegetarians give up all four, but even for those who will eat the occasional shrimp or halibut, the first three are generally always nixed once the jump is made. So, as I was rubbing my steak with the combination of five-spice, brown sugar[read more]
Sheet -Pan Chicken with Sourdough and Bacon

Sheet -Pan Chicken with Sourdough and Bacon

Sheet -Pan Chicken with Sourdough and Bacon is a one-dish meal that is pure comfort food and absolutely delicious. It's going to hit 89 degrees here in the Piedmont of North Carolina today. Even though we're a few days into fall, piles of pumpkins have started to appear and Halloween candy is in disappearing off shelves already, it still feels like summer. Heck, the trees outside my window still boast vibrant green leaves. So tell me. Why[read more]
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]