Oreo Truffle Brownies

These brownies are decadent and fudgy and sweet and full of chocolate.  They will definitely, definitely cure a sweet tooth or a craving for chocolate.  These would be perfect for Christmas treats to give to neighbors or friends because once they firm up in the fridge, they are pretty sturdy for packing (not mailing, just locally). You …

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The Baked Brownie

I’m sorry, but boxed brownies just don’t cut it… they don’t. Not even a little bit. They are just NOT a substitute for homemade brownies. During my youth, all I knew was boxed brownies. Then I made my own when I was older and saw the light! While I was visiting my parents recently I …

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are one of those vegetables that I only recently purchased fresh instead of frozen for us to have with meals. My college roommate, Ursula, introduced me to Brussels sprouts (I don’t remember eating them as a child) by making them with onions and grapes! That was a delicious combination that made me fall …

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Potato Gratin

I searched and searched for a gratin recipe that looked good to me and I finally came across this one. Yum! I know that gratin is mainly a method, but it’s a method I had not yet conquered! 🙂 I liked this recipe because the writer was funny and it was easy to understand. I did pretty much …

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Carrot, Zucchini, & Potato Cakes

These potatoes are nothing new. I first made them about 3 years ago but I thought I would re-post them because who doesn’t need an additional potato dish? These are great when you are tired of the same old roasted, boiled, or mashed potatoes. They are crisp on the outside but remain soft on the …

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Southwest Chicken Meatball Skillet

I’ll be honest with you (as I always am), I did not have high expectations of this dish. I thought it would be mediocre at best but definitely passable. It just didn’t seem like it would be a stunner even though it had great components. I chose to give it a try because the picture …

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