Category Archives: Basics

Simple recipes that are used to create more complex dishes.

Classic Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These cookies are irresistible.  The walnuts add depth as well as a certain richness, while the brown sugar and vanilla palate wraps around the robust chocolate chunks; keeping things perfectly balanced with a bit of chewy –and a lot of … Continue reading

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Easy Six Ingredient Apple Turnovers

  This recipe requires only six ingredients and fills the air with home-baked apple cinnamon goodness in no more than thirty minutes. It’s classic and simple and uncomplicated.   You’re more than welcome to use your own homemade puff pastry … Continue reading

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Sweet Sage Brown Butter Roasted Acorn Squash

This recipe is a fall staple that’s required for a number of dishes, from various takes on mac n’ cheese or lasagna to traditional autumnal soups and stews or stuffings and dressings.  You’ll find roasted acorn squash in a variety … Continue reading

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Parmesan Thyme Stuffed Potatoes

Pair this side dish with some grilled portobello steaks and a green salad and call it a night.   These potatoes are a great way to enjoy the last days of the grilling season in our neck of the woods.  It’s … Continue reading

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Fast Deep Dish Spinach Tomato Pie

It’s officially fall and in honor of my declaration of comfort food season, I have made this Fast Deep Dish Spinach Tomato Pie which is rich and delicious, yet also easy and can be adapted to your liking. The use of … Continue reading

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Black Bean Taco Salad (Vegetarian)

There are only two days left of summer vacation before the beginning of third grade for Trey (including today).  So, I will be making this post very brief, since I have about a week’s worth of promises to pack into … Continue reading

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Six Fresh Tomato Recipes To Make In August

It’s almost August and that means that tomato season has officially arrived. Here are six recipes to try before the season (and dare I say summer) officially comes to an end. 1) This first recipe is a simple appetizer that … Continue reading

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Strawberry Muffins

Right now, I’m supposed to be on vacation, but I made these muffins and couldn’t stop myself from grabbing a quick photo and sharing them with you before I go and do vacationy things.   Plus, they’re just too cute … Continue reading

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Simple Garden Tomato and Basil Pasta

If you’re a bit further south than we are, I’m sure you’ll be overrun with tomatoes and zucchini soon if not already.  We’re still greeted by occasional sixty degree days and even cooler nights, so while my tomatoes were scavenged at … Continue reading

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