Monthly Archives: April 2012

Low Country Boil

A favorite at our house is low country boil.  I’m sure many of you have had it but, I’m going to give you my version.  Plus, seeing as it’s still in the 30-40 degree range here in Michigan I want … Continue reading

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Linguine and red clam sauce

I love pasta and I love clams.  So, on the menu this certain night was Linguine with red clam sauce.  Of course anything with clams in it and I’m guaranteed to be eating solo.  Well, I do have the dogs for company.  … Continue reading

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Oriental Dipping Sauce with Potstickers

Yes, I could make these but, I’ve checked out recipes and it’s time consuming.  I could possibly even shed some tears in the process.  So, I buy them in a bag like this… They’re only $5 and some change at Wal-mart.  And it’s a … Continue reading

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Alley Fries with Balsamic Glaze and Beginner’s bbq sauce

These fries were featured in my April 2012 Food Network magazine.  I knew I had to make them but, when my friend Jenna posted about craving french fries I knew I had to post it quickly!  (Knowing her pregnancy cravings … Continue reading

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Rigatoni and Meat Sauce

This isn’t my Grandma’s recipe but, it reminds me of her.  She was always cooking up some Italian fare.  My desire to cook and feed people must come from her because my Mother could burn water.  Cut up hot dogs mixed … Continue reading

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Fam and fur babies

I figured I would introduce you to the other special people and fur-babies in my life and post countless pictures 😉  First is my son Derek, my soldier and my favorite taste-tester.  (I don’t know why when I post this … Continue reading

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Cuban Mojo Steak and Radish Salad

We are not traditional when it comes to Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners.  Though I do like the traditional meals, we drifted away from those years ago, mainly due to complaints from my dear husband.  He didn’t want turkey (no matter who … Continue reading

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Pepperoni Bread

Like most Americans I’m a pizza lover.  Growing up we would leave school to go get pizza bread on our lunch.  I’ve been hooked ever since.  I’ve tried many different recipes throughout the years but, keep coming back to this … Continue reading

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Homemade A.1.Steak Sauce

A friend of mine makes many homemade items so I had ask her if she would make homemade A.1. steak sauce.  Her and her husband don’t hardly use steak sauce so she said it might be awhile before she got … Continue reading

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Blackened Chicken with Olive Garden Alfredo sauce

Though I don’t make it to Olive Garden restaurant nearly enough (about an hour away) I do love their alfredo pasta.  So, I was happy to find the recipe in an older issue of Food Network Magazine.  Because of my … Continue reading

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