July 4th Menu Planning

With the 4th of July celebration sneaking up on us this week I have seen all kinds of yummy and sometimes really cute menu items. From the website Real Women of Philadelphia comes these cute little marshmallow pops that feature a Tub of SNACK DELIGHTS Dark Chocolate. ...

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Stay Cool With Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pot Roast

You may not think "pot roast" is a very exciting or blog-worthy recipe.  But when my sous-chef dish-washing mom came home from her visit in Kansas City earlier this month I wanted to greet her with some down home comfort food.  I was picking her up at the Nashville...

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Kale – Queen of the Greens!

If you haven't eaten kale lately, it is time to jump on the bandwagon and join the health craze for kale!  Even though my southern-born and raised husband grew up eating collard greens and turnip greens, kale wasn't cooked up in his granny's kitchen.  But last year as...

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Roast Pork with Onions and Apples

Roast Pork with Onions and Apples

When I drive into town I always pass this little building with a big black smoker sitting next to it.  Often times the air is filled with a smokey BBQ smell and the sign says  "BBQ PORK BUTT".  I don't know about you, but pork butt just doesn't sound very appealing to...

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Easter Dinner Recipes

Do you serve an appetizer before Easter dinner?  I never do because there is so much other food and I hate to get full before the feast even begins! (Also because I have NO will power!) If you are looking for an appetizer check HERE in my RECIPE file and you will...

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Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup

Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup

John 3:16 For God So Loved the World “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. ESV As Christians all over the world are preparing to celebrate Christ's resurrection on Sunday, March...

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St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Favorites

Wikipedia says "Saint Patrick's Day was made an official feast day in the early seventeenth century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the church of the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox church and Lutheran Church. ...

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Broccoli au Gratin

After a week of recipes like Tuesdays With Dorie Croissants and the Pioneer Women's Cinnamon Rolls I knew I better end on a healthy note or my faithful reader-son Cory, will definitely disown me!  Enter a lovely bag of fresh broccoli.  I love broccoli.  I think it...

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Grilled Romaine Healthified!

Before you think or say ich, hear me out.  If you like to BBQ your dinner on the grill, and you are typically a salad eater, you are going to LOVE this grilled romaine.  It is remarkably DELISH with flavors only olive oil, balsamic and a hot grill can make! I saw the...

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Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Au Gratin

Last fall The Brown Eyed Baker shared a recipe for Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Gratin.  I liked the look of the recipe and filed it on my to-do list.  All I can say is this -- oh my gosh! My sous-chef dish-washing mom does not eat Brussels sprouts - until now. Once I...

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