Author Archives: The Mom Chef

Margherita Grilled Cheese

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Margherita Grilled Cheese Margherita. A word that makes me so, so very happy. I have always loved the combination of tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil. Even though the trifecta makes me swoon most on the pizza itself, as evidenced by … Continue reading

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Creamy Broccoli Casserole

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Creamy Broccoli Casserole These are things I am willing to confess to. I cry at sappy Folgers commercials. There’s one specifically that I remember, maybe the first one in the series. I’m not talking about just feeling all warm and … Continue reading

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Cider-Braised Ham with Cherry-Chutney Glaze

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Cider-Braised Ham with Cherry-Chutney Glaze Several years ago, we visited some relatives for Easter. It was Dudette’s first time meeting some of her extended cousins, aunts and uncles and she had a ball. For me, a big part of the … Continue reading

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The Monday Muse ~ The Law Won, Hello Spring, BFFs, and the Dish of the Week

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The Monday Muse ~ The Law Won, Hello Spring, BFFs, and the Dish of the Week Good morning! I just got back from dropping the kids off at school. Well, I did wait until my coffee had finished brewing before … Continue reading

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Chicken Bánh Mi Wraps

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 Confession. I avoided the whole wrap craze a few years back. I’m serious about that. I’ve never ordered one in a restaurant or requested one from the hard-to-understand box at the fast food drive-up. I’ve never had a McDonald’s Snack … Continue reading

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Tilapia with Lemon-Garlic Sauce

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This past weekend, Dudette was able to have an experience that was one of life’s norms for me when I was her age. It all started the quintessential question that every child asks their friends’ parents; ‘Can [fill in the … Continue reading

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Asian Sloppy Joes

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Sloppy joes. What a weird name. Did you ever try to figure out where the name came from? Do you even care? I was going to try and sound all knowledgeable and find out (which is the long way of … Continue reading

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Cheddar, Apple and Pastrami Grilled Cheese

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Our neighborhood is in the middle of its bulk item pick-up mode. Do you have that? In one sense, the service offered by our county is awesome. We can get rid of that broken this, the ruined that and the … Continue reading

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Honey-Lime Chicken Wings

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Honey-Lime Chicken Wings - A little sweet, a little hot, and more than a little sticky, but absolutely delicious. The first ‘official’ date that Hubby and I had was a trip to the Moravian community at Old Salem. We walked around … Continue reading

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The Monday Muse ~ Let’s Test the Waters, Shall We?

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Happy Monday! Or is that an oxymoron? I don’t mean the sentiment to be snarky at all. It’s just that this new day is going to take some getting used to. If I slip up and mention The Sip, please … Continue reading

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