Category Archives: Food & Home

What’s Cookin’ – 80s Casseroles With Homemade Cream Soups

Now that the kids are gone, I’ve started making casseroles again.  I love casseroles, but my kids do not like to eat their food all mixed together, so I stopped making them when they were little. Many of my old … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – JoAnn’s Bugle Snack Mix

I am on the Board of a local parents organization.  Since we can’t have a meeting without food, we sign up to provide various salty and sweet snacks for our meetings throughout the year.  Next month, I am in charge … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake (3 Version Bake-Off)

Believe it or not, Gooey Butter Cake is not a Southern recipe nor is it originally a Paula Deen recipe even though it is featured as one of her recipes on Food Network and in her new cookbook, Southern Cooking … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Valentine’s Shortbread Cookies

Next week is Valentine’s Day.  I think Valentine’s Day is a dumb holiday.  Call me a Valentine’s Day Scrooge. My DSH loves Valentine’s Day.  Every year he buys his girls (the ones still left at home anyway, he stops after … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Chocolate Chip S’More Cookies

I recently saw a post by Pillsbury for a cookie called S’more Chippers, a chocolate chip cookie with a melted marshmallow and chocolate on top.  Yummy. I love chocolate chip cookies (who doesn’t), and I love to make different varieties.  I … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Rice and Black Beans

My family loves rice.  One of their favorite ways to eat rice is in Rice Pilaf which is so easy and cheap to make “from scratch” that you will never use the stuff in a box again. We have a … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Stir Fried Angel Hair Cole Slaw

Cabbage is one of those vegetables that has fallen out of favor over the years.  It is a very hardy vegetable, easy to grow and store and has high yields thus making it one of the most widely eaten vegetables … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Sautéed Tilapia with Garlic Lemon Sauce

Many of the restaurants, particularly the Italian ones, in our home town feature several chicken and fish entrees served with a really yummy lemon sauce.  Sometimes the sauce includes garlic and sometimes it includes cheese and sometimes it includes both.  However … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Meatloaf (Collucci Bros.)

Our local grocery store recently featured a special deal.  Buy 4 pounds of ground round and get a package of potatoes, carrots, and onions for free.  This reminded me that I had a meatloaf recipe sitting in my recipes-to-try pile … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Chicken Tetrazzini

I love to buy whole chickens when they go on sale.  Cooking chicken, like all meats, in whole pieces with the skin and bones adds so much flavor to them.  And, while I do buy the boneless, skinless, chicken breasts … Continue reading

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