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

Layered BLT Dip

Layered BLT Dip

Layered BLT Dip is perfect for hockey, baseball, & basketball parties as well picnics, potlucks and other gatherings. Maybe it's just perfect. I guess I'm lucky. While Hubby loves his sports, he doesn't spend every extra minute glued to the television, watching every game of every one of his teams. Except. Except when it's the big dance. Or the playoffs. Or a major. Or, or and or. Take hockey, for instance. While he's peeked at a game here[read more]
Ham and Asparagus Casserole

Ham and Asparagus Casserole

 Comfort food at its best, Ham and Asparagus Casserole delivers delicious vegetables and ham in a creamy, rich sauce. "It seems odd to put green beans in a casserole," my husband told me in response to my question about whether he liked this casserole or not. If you've been hanging out with me here for very long, you've seen me omit a fact or two about ingredients that are, or aren't, in various dishes I've made. The withheld[read more]
Cobb Salad Sub

Cobb Salad Sub

This fun sandwich takes all the fixings from a Cobb salad and turns them into an awesome, delicious sub that everyone will enjoy. I would like to thank the person that looked at strips of meat sitting on top of lettuce and tomatoes and said, 'You know, that ain't right. Those fixin's belong in a sandwich, not on romaine.' It's no secret that I'm not big into green salads as a meal. Sure, the family will gather[read more]
Chicken Yakitori

Chicken Yakitori

Spicy, sweet, easy and delicious, Chicken Yakitori is a fantastic and healthy weeknight meal that the whole family will love. For some reason, watching actors on television eat Chinese food from little white cartons causes a Pavlovian reaction with me. I crave the stuff. Case, in point, at the moment, my current Netflix binge show is NCIS and I can't tell you how often Very Special Agent Tony Dinozzo and his fellow NCISers are shown stuffing their faces from[read more]
Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

The glorious crust that's created on this Brown Sugar Glazed Ham makes it the crowning point of any dinner table, holiday or otherwise. It's delicious. Poor ham. Relegated to holiday meals, it spends the rest of the year in the meat case while the other pork cuts, beef, chicken and even seafood fly off the shelves, headed for grilling, broiling, smoking or a quick sauté. Not in my house, though. I'm an opportunist. When my grocery store puts a[read more]