Veal (or Turkey) Meatballs with Basil Cream Sauce

Ready for a delicious dinner that is on the table in under half an hour? I have had this recipe ready to go for some time, but just haven't had the time to get to it.  It is so good that I've made it several times already and My Sweet Babboo thinks it is a …

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Autumn Jubilee Cooking – Pumpkin Tart

Nothing says Autumn has arrived more than the aroma of something with pumpkin baking in the oven.  When I found a recipe in my Milk Street cookbook that combined pumpkin with bourbon, I had to try it.  Those who know me in real life know that I love to cook with bourbon, and sometimes I …

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One Dish Italian Meal

Quick and simple meals are nice for busy days this time of year.  DH loves Italian meals, so I came up with a recipe that goes together fast yet is lighter than the usual Italian fare.  Part meal and part salad, it goes together in one dish.  It is a perfect meal for these early …

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End of the Garden Tomatoes

The garden tomato crop is winding down, but still there were too many to eat in salads and on sandwiches alone. I'd made enough Tomato Pies, and I didn't think DH would eat another one, LOL!! While reading a charming little book called Simple Pleasures of the Garden, I found a wonderful idea on preserving the …

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Carole’s Tomato Pie (Finally!!)

August means the harvest of yummy tomatoes kicks into high gear.  For those who were reading my blog last summer, you know that DH finally asked me to stop making tomato pies for a while as I was making so many of them.  I just couldn't get the recipe the way I wanted it. Paula …

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Taiwanese Five Spice Pork – A Milk Street Recipe

One Saturday a couple of weeks ago, I was watching a show in Netflix in the den and DH went to the basement.  He turned on the TV, only to find that one was recording the day's Milk Street show on PBS.  He watched for a bit, and decided the recipe being demonstrated looked pretty …

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Oatmeal Cinnamon Cake Donuts

National Donut day is Friday, and it has been quite a while since I did a new donut recipe.  I was thinking about a cake donut that would incorporate some oats.  So, I got out the donut pans and started doing some baking.  I have to tell you that my first attempt at these were …

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Asian Noodle Bowls – Ridiculously Fast and Delicious!

Asian food is a favorite of mine, and I like watching cooking shows with Asian influence on TV.   One I've been watching for some time, and really enjoy, is Simply Ming.  Ming Tsai is a Chinese chef with a really entertaining show.  He recently did one on ramen noodles, and how they are a staple …

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Spring Holiday Celebrations

Ham is the traditional Easter meal in many households and today I want to share some ideas for ham again for my newer readers.  Then, I'll share a new recipe for lovely spring asparagus to go with it. Last year I think I found the absolute most perfect way to serve a Slow Cooked Holiday …

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Orange Cinnamon Waffles

It's National Waffle Day, and I had an idea for a great new waffle, full of flavor yet very simple to make.  Many moons ago, when I was in college, I worked at a mom-and-pop breakfast diner whose specialty was pancakes and waffles.  Their waffles were light and fluffy with a crispy crust that soaked …

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Using Flavored and Specialty Oils

Have you ever wondered about all the different oils available now?  Using flavored and specialty oils are a way to add depth and dimension to your cooking without a lot of fuss.  Some of flavored oils on the market are infused olive oils, so these can be used in place of plain olive oil.  The …

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It’s been 5 years!

It's my blogging anniversary!  Five years ago I decided to begin writing my own blog, and I am still here, with more to say, LOL!!  From the beginning, I wanted my blog to be a bit different.  I wanted to do posts on all the things I am interested in, not just a single subject, …

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Za’Atar Chicken

I am always open to a new idea when it comes to cooking, and enjoy watching cooking shows on TV.  While watching Milk Street a couple of weekends ago, they demonstrated a new way of cooking chicken using a spice blend called za'atar.  I looked it up in my Milk Street cookbook, and was delighted …

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