Category Archives for Cooking

Potato & Cauliflower Mash

Potato & Cauliflower Mash INGREDIENTS5-7 Potatoes (Farmer’s market is best)Small Cauliflower Head2 Tbsp Vegan Butter3/4 Cup Oat Milk2 tsp Salt1 tsp Pepper1/4 tsp ThymeINSTRUCTIONS Boil potatoes and cauliflower in the same large pot until the potatoes are soft when tested with a fork. Drain the potatoes and cauliflower and put back into the pot. Grab your […]

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Vegan Mushroom Bourguignon

This meal comes together quickly and is absolutely delicious. Choose your mushrooms according to taste, I like a medley of oyster, shitake, cremini, and button. I promise that you will love the wonderful richness and depth of flavor that this recipe delivers. My 15-year old, Logan, was not thrilled when Brian and I declared that […]

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Gram’s Sourdough Starter

I have been wanting to share my grandma’s recipe box for years. I think the sourdough starter is a great place to begin. She was a wonderful baker…Her pies were legendary! And she had really cool writing. Sourdough Starter INGREDIENTS1 Package Yeast2 1/2 Cups Warm Water2 Cups Sifted Flour1 Tbsp SugarINSTRUCTIONS Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup […]

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Chicken Canzanese

Just because she is a cutie! As promised, my Chicken Canzanese recipe. I really like this recipe for company because you do most of the cooking ahead of time. Make sure you take your time and brown the chicken well. You may use skinless or skin-on thighs, I recommend skin-on, but don’t substitute chicken breasts […]

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Citrus Almond Cake

This past weekend, we had friends over for a birthday celebration and I selected a menu that was completely outside of my normal repertoire. I made Chicken Canzanese, Cacio e Pepe, Roasted Asparagus, Mixed Greens with Balsamic, and Citrus Almond Cake.  The Citrus Almond Cake might have been my favorite part of the entire meal. […]

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Best Chicken Noodle Soup

Soup is my go-to for a dinner that will hold for a while. My husband, Brian, travels frequently, so I like to prepare soup ahead of time and then make a Jarlsberg grilled cheese sandwich as an accompaniment when he finally arrives home. This week, we flew our middle son, Riley, home from college to […]

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Healthy and Yummy!

I found this soup while reading some blogs today and decided on the spot to make it immediately. The soup is absolutely delicious. I decided to roast the carrots, potatoes, and garlic cloves (skin-on)  in the oven with a little olive oil to add a flavor punch as the author suggested. The garlic was smushy […]

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Snow & Hot Cocoa

I can’t believe it…We have snow here in Davidson, North Carolina and it got me thinking about all of our snowy days when we lived in Ohio. We actually had to don our snow boots, gloves, and hats! It was fun for like a minute.  Anyways, whenever it snowed in Ohio, I always had hot […]

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Mason Jar Salads…

It’s January…time to re-focus after eating too many Christmas cookies! I decided that salads served in bowls was getting boring, so I tried the mason jar salad craze. I made my salad with black beans, garbanzo beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, celery, baby carrots, yellow peppers, arugula, and spinach. I made up about five jars and they […]

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The Beauty of Copper Cookware

Did you know that copper was the first metal to be worked with by human hands? It goes a long way back. If you want to invest in some good cookware, but don’t know where to start, I suggest purchasing copper pots and pans. It is definitely an investment, so brace yourself. If you are […]

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