Category Archives: Cookbook Recipes

Peppered Beef Soup from Southern Living’s Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook

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Winter just won’t stop. Sure, I know Phil saw his shadow and burrowed back into his comfy bed for a few more weeks, so I shouldn’t expect the crocuses to be peeping their heads above ground, but c’mon. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Beef and Bean Bake from Southern Living’s Slow Cooker Cookbook

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Who’s the first one to turn on the heat in  your house? I don’t mean bumping the thermostat up on a winter morning after a nice, cool night’s sleep. I mean the big deal turn-on, moving that little switch from … Continue reading

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Foolproof Ribs with BBQ Sauce from Foolproof Recipes You Can Trust by Ina Garten

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Feel free to drool. There, I’m done. Alright, so I’m not really. But I could be. These, my friends, are my perfect food. I love ribs. And I’m chagrined to find that it’s been way too long since we talked … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Raisin Cake from The Old Farmer’s Almanac Everyday Baking Cookbook

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My pantry is too small. It didn’t start out that way. In fact, when we moved from our last house to this one, I made sure that my kitchen storage space would at least double. And it did. Then it … Continue reading

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French Morning Muffins from The Old Farmer’s Almanac Everyday Baking Cookbook

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Here it comes, folks. That magical day when mothers are given the opportunity to dance through the flowers in some far-off sunlit field. Some Fabio-esque guy on a gorgeous white stallion will be waiting there to whisk us away and … Continue reading

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Pulled Chicken with Cherry-Chile Barbecue Sauce from Fine Cooking’s Year-Round Slow Cooker Cookbook

Pulled Chicken with Cherry-Chile Barbecue Sauce

I have decided to bubble wrap my child. I will use packing tape, which I have found bonds permanently with bubble wrap. I will turn my girl into a clear version of the Michelin Man. And then I will lock … Continue reading

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Slow-Cooked Ratatouille Over Goat Cheese Polenta from Fine Cooking’s Year-Round Slow Cooker Cookbook

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Pet peeve #3572. Repetition. The word covers a lot of territory, and so does my peeve. The most tolerable example is my daughter, she of the mouth that never stops. From the moment she wakes up to the time we … Continue reading

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Curried Chicken with Ginger, Mango and Lime from Fine Cooking’s Year-Round Slow Cooker Cookbook

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There were two battles this week. Battles that bordered on epic. David vs. Goliath levels. On one side, an opinionated, strong-willed, feisty, six-going-on-thirteen, know-it-all child. On the other side, a mom. Both were battles of will. Both centered around food. … Continue reading

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Chicken with Lime, Honey and Soy from Fine Cooking’s Year-Round Slow Cooker Cookbook {and a giveaway}

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First, right off the bat, yes, there is a giveaway going on here this week. Before we get to that, however, I’d like to give you a little history behind how this one came to be. I’ve owned slow cookers … Continue reading

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Iced Sherbet (Creamy Orange Sherbet) from The Unofficial Narnia Cookbook

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  “…Cushions were put under his head and he was given iced sherbet in a golden cup to drink and told to keep very quiet.” – C. S. Lewis – “The Horse and His Boy” Ah, Mark Twain’s The Prince … Continue reading

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