Easy Roasted Veggie Pasta – Get Ready for a New Go-To Meal

Does anyone else get the Sunday Scaries? My husband loves his job and claims he does not get them, but I sure do. Staring in the face of five days of me vs. the home team – a toddler, a baby, and a wild dog- feels a little daunting. I love being a stay-at-home mom, but on Sunday night, I…

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Chocolate Truffles – A Sweet Yet Sad Association 

Many people associate chocolate truffles with something sweet and romantic. My association is a bit different. Six years ago I was on a flight from Zurich to Boston and was sitting next to a lovely older woman who passed away mid-flight. I never got her name, but we had chatted for a bit over People…

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Game Day Mac and Cheese Puff – I’m Just Here for the Snacks

I’d like to start by saying that I have no idea why this dish is called a “puff.” There’s nothing “puffy” about it. In fact it is so non-puffy that it is almost burly. Not that burly men can’t be puffy – don’t go putting words in my mouth. But this is a hearty and delicious…

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Peanut Butter Cookies – For the PB to your Jelly

Everyone seems to have differing opinions about Valentine’s Day. Maybe you love it, maybe you hate it, and maybe you think its just a day commercialized to increase card and candy sales during an otherwise seasonally depressing time of year. This year we’ve obviously spent a lot of time thinking about Granny, and I can’t…

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Broiled Sandwiches – A Sandwich for Everyone on Your Team

Does anyone else live with a football crazed, Patriots/Tom Brady super-fan who loves Super Bowl snacks, but is also trying to be health conscious? I can’t be the only one…ok maybe the part about being a Patriots super fan isn’t universal, but the rest might just ring true. As Tom Brady and the gang draw…

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Brussels Sprouts Salad – A Tale of Two Salads

Several times since I’ve started working my way though these recipes I’ve considered making small changes. For example, using store bought chicken broth instead of spending the time to make my own, or using dried herbs instead of fresh. But for me, the whole point of what I’m doing is to make Granny’s recipes EXACTLY…

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Herb Sautéed Pork Cutlets – New Year, New Meat

Has everyone made and kept their New Year’s Resolutions? This year, I’m resolving to sleep more, be more adventurous in the kitchen, and eat less chocolate (not give up chocolate, just eat less). I’ve already failed at my first and third resolutions, so I better keep that second one. I rarely make pork for dinner.…

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“Depression Cocoa” Will Ironically Make You Smile

Depression Cocoa is a recipe I’ve been very excited to make and write about, and with temperatures dropping into the 20’s here in SC, the timing is right. This is the hot cocoa that our family grew up drinking. One whiff of it on my stove takes me back to being home on a snow…

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Green Rice – A Merry Addition to Any Holiday Table

When I first stumbled upon this recipe, I wondered if maybe it was too bland to be worthy of blog post immortality (chill, Maddy). I thought a rice post could be the writing equivalent of a rice dish: good, but not all that memorable. But the color was right for a holiday dinner, and if…

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Honey Glazed Carrots and Parsnips – A Festive Little Side Dish with Big Life Lessons

Is it me? Or did Christmas really sneak up on us this year? All of a sudden we are one week away from the jolly fat man’s and the holy little baby’s arrival, and I’m feeling quite unprepared. Earlier this month, we lost our dear Uncle Al, which took us to Houston, TX for a…

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