Food

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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Sweet Potato Carrot Casserole

I grew up eating sweet potato casserole on Thanksgiving might look similar to this dish.  It was super sweet, sometimes it was made with canned yams, and it was dripping with syrupy…stuff.  I loved it as a kid. Now, though, not so much.  I’m actually not a huge sweet potato fan. I think I just …

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Mini Baguettes

I’d recently fallen out of the habit of making homemade bread (really, really fallen out of it).  I think with having a new baby, a toddler running around, and just regular old life, something had to give and that was it.  With company coming, though, I wanted to make something special and I was feeling …

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Chiffon Cake (dairy free)

For no real reason other than regular life things, I’ve been badly neglecting this blog. 🙁  I think about it all the time but just haven’t sat down to write a new post in what feels like forever.  In fact, this cake post has been sitting on my computer since July.  JULY!  It’s September. As …

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