Beef Bourguignon

By: | 2 Comments | On: December 16, 2014 | Category : Beef, Soups & Stews


Beef Bourguignon One of my favorite movies is Julie & Julia – have you seen it?  It’s the story of fellow blogger Julie Powell who challenges herself to make all of the recipes in Julia Child’s first book. Anyway, I was watching it the other day and was inspired by... more

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All Things Eggnog

By: | 6 Comments | On: November 30, 2014 | Category : Breakfast

Eggnog French Toast

All Things Eggnog I’ve had fun the last couple of weeks putting together some new ways to repurpose leftovers.  Last week we enjoyed Sweet Potato Waffles when the crew from KSEE24 News visited our home. Using leftover sweet potatoes and eggnog and turning them into delicious waffles.  The sweet potatoes... more

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Talking Turkey with KSEE24 News

By: | 14 Comments | On: November 23, 2014 | Category : Chicken, Family, friends & fun!

Talking Turkey with KSEE24 News

Talking Turkey with KSEE24 News Last year, before I started my blog, I had an opportunity to present a recipe to the local area via KSEE24 News.  It was the morning show meaning I had to get up and cook not one…but two turkeys!  And the team would arrive for... more

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It ain’t fancy

By: | 10 Comments | On: November 21, 2014 | Category : Family, Pasta

Grandma and Mom cooking dinner.

It ain’t fancy I’ve written before about my Grandma Phyllis – she was a heck of a cook.  She had to be as theirs was a large family.  My Grandpa Ray & Grandma Phyllis raised 6 children.  Food was scarce, times were tough in the midwest.  Winters harsh and long –... more

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Bowl Me Over

By: | 11 Comments | On: November 18, 2014 | Category : Soups & Stews, Vegan, Vegetarian and Vegan, Vegtables


Bowl Me Over I’m celebrating a one year anniversary for my Facebook page & in a couple months, the blog.  It’s been an exciting year.  LOTS of learning and changes and re-learning.  I’ve never built a website before and though this has been challenging at times, it’s been a ton-o-fun... more

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Fall Flavored Pork Roast

By: | 4 Comments | On: November 12, 2014 | Category : Pork

Pork Roast

Fall Flavored Pork Roast I’m enjoying cooking with the flavors of the season and Fall Flavored Pork Roast recipe brings them together.  Adding pumpkin pie spice fills the whole house with a mouth watering aroma. It was really that simple – I combined pumpkin pie spice, salt & pepper.  Cut... more

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Stone Soup Smack Down

By: | 10 Comments | On: November 2, 2014 | Category : Beef, friends & fun!, Soups & Stews

Stone Soup Smack Down

Stone Soup Smack Down! Does the story of Stone Soup ring a bell?  It may, I remember the story from when I was a child.  It is about a traveler who came into a village.  He had nothing to eat and asked several people for food, but they had no food to... more

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Asian Inspired Fried Rice

By: | 2 Comments | On: October 28, 2014 | Category : Chicken

Fried Rice

Asian Inspired Fried Rice My brother stopped by last week.  He’s got the coolest grill.  Well actually it’s a smoker, the brand name is Traeger.  Super cool grill. He’s had fun making tri-tip, chicken, burgers, ribs – you name it! He’s gotten good at it and when we are really... more

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Pumpkin Pancakes with Strawberry Syrup

By: | 12 Comments | On: October 23, 2014 | Category : Breakfast

Pumpkin Pancakes with Strawberry Jam

Pumpkin Pancakes with Strawberry Syrup I’ve found a new love in life….of course I love all things strawberry, but I’ve put two loves together….strawberries and pumpkin! Pumpkin pancakes!  These little cake-like beauties are flavorful and fluffy and everything I want in a pancake!  To make them extra special, they are... more

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White Bean Turkey Chili

By: | 16 Comments | On: October 16, 2014 | Category : Soups & Stews

Hearty White Bean Turkey Chili

White Bean Turkey Chili By now you know I like chili.  I like all kinds of chili and there are a couple recipes on my website. One of the reason I really like chili is because you never have to eat the same meal twice. I mean the first night,... more

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