Lucky New Year Hoppin’ John (Black-Eyed Peas)

Yes. I’m superstitious! Mostly, I make up my own superstitions, but once in a while, I buy into the traditional stuff. On New Year’s Day, devotedly eat my black-eyed peas to ensure a very good and lucky year ahead. The practice of eating black-eyed peas for good luck on New Year’s Day dates back to […]

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Christmas Meat Pies

I love meat pies! It doesn’t have to be Christmas to make them. The flakey, crunchy crust, the savory filling, the spices, the gravy, the warm smell of meat pie filling the house – it all just makes everything cozy and right. These take about 2 hours to prep at first. The more you make […]

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Leftover Turkey Stew

I’m usually tired of turkey after about 2 meals worth of it. Thanksgiving food is yummy, but the same food for every meal day after day gets old fast. We make so much food though! Our Fall feast seems to call Americans to cook for an army in celebration of having 2 days off of […]

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The Attack of the Turkey!

It’s coming! You knew it would come. Thanksgiving is just days away. Whether you’ve never attempted to cook a turkey or you’ve done hundreds of them, the thought of taking on The Bird is already a daunting task. Ultimately, you can ensure that the turkey you serve will be safe to eat, crispy on the […]

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How to Make the Perfect Fried Egg

If you’re like me, you settle for the best you can manage when it comes to cooking eggs. They’re tricky, and it’s much easier to order them than to make them the way you like. My second most difficult egg struggle has been with fried eggs. I like a perfectly cooked but not burnt egg […]

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Grilled Veggie Fajitas

Let me start with a disclaimer:  I do not have a position on the corn vs. flour tortilla debate (corn). Both are delicious (corn), and both work well as fajita wrap. Whether you’re a meat eater or a non-meat eater, you’ll love these. If you’re dairy-free, you’ll want to use vegan sour cream, but the […]

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Carrot Curry Soup

I love this soup!  It’s savory, rich and filling, and it’s still healthy.  Carrot soup on a chilly, Fall evening is a cozy warmer for your heart. It’s a great stress reliever. This soup pairs well with a roasted, green vegetable, like asparagus or broccoli. Of course, toast or cornbread is a great compliment as […]

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