Feature Fridays: Japan

On Fridays I try to keep it light and have a little fun, but today it just seemed more appropriate to highlight the efforts of the first responders, The Salvation Army and the Red Cross, both serving the people of Japan at this crucial time.  I love the tag line at the top of the […]

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Bacon Irish Soda Bread (Soaked Method)

Test Kitchen Bonus: Bacon Irish Soad Bread

While preparing to tackle the Test Kitchen Tuesday recipes I stumbled across this recipe from The Nourishing Gourmet for Bacon Irish Soda Bread—honestly, it had me at Bacon (the photo is amazing too).  According to Jim Gaffigan, bacon is the fairy dust of the food world, making everything better! I thought I would pass it […]

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Irish Beef Stew

Test Kitchen Tuesdays: Irish Beef Stew & Colcannon

Thursday is St. Patrick’s Day so early on I wanted to make Irish food this week. We don’t really celebrate St. Patrick’s; however, I see it as a fun way to learn and expand the recipe file, which is what Test Kitchen Tuesday is all about.  Even though corned beef and cabbage is a common meal […]

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Red Beans and Rice (1 of 1)

Red Beans & Rice: Easy to Budget, Easy to Make, Easy to Love

When grocery budgets tighten, it is no wonder that meals become simpler with the inclusion of worldwide staples like beans and rice.  In my opinion, the folks in Louisiana have the right combination with the Creole classic, Red Beans & Rice.  This simple dinner is not only easy on the budget, it is easy to […]

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Yes, That’s It

I cook a lot and from time to time, I enjoy a break from it as much as anyone does.  Saturday mornings are my favorite.  Each morning during the week there is breakfast to make, kids to send out the door, and the business of managing the household before I can sit down to write.  […]

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Feature Fridays: Blog Hop Heaven

Armed with a fresh cup of coffee and a bowl of yogurt, my Friday blog-browsing ensued.  A few short months ago, I had no idea what a Blog Hop was and less of a clue there was an entire community of them in the foodie blogosphere.  A plethora of new discoveries, RSS feeds, subscriptions, comments, […]

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Acorn Squash

Maple Acorn Squash: Amazingly Simple Side Dish

As winter gives way to spring, make sure you adorn your dinner plates with this mild winter squash before the season ends.  Acorn squash contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium, manganese, folate (folic acid), and is good source of fiber—all that in one very simple and delicious side dish.  Maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg bring […]

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Test Kitchen Tuesdays: An Invitation

Today, is the start of a new project: Test Kitchen Tuesdays I am working on a cookbook and presently in the stage of proofing recipes, as well as trying new recipes that may help round-out the book.  The focus of the cookbook will be to show various ways to prepare a single recipe—economize, healthier ingredient […]

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Osso Buco Style Beef Short Ribs | Savoring Today

Osso Buco Style Beef Short Ribs

A few months ago at one of our favorite restaurants, Paravicini’s Italian Bistro, we ordered the special, which was short ribs, osso buco style—and it was special, indeed—one of the best Italian dinners we have had.  We asked how it was prepared, of course, because my husband suggested I try to make it at home […]

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Feature Fridays: Chicken Lettuce Wraps (via Like Mother Like Daughters)

Perusing food blogs this morning proved especially advantageous as I added a few new recipes to my “gotta try these” list and found this lovely blog by three sisters, Like Mother Like Daughters .  I am one of three sisters and we have three daughters, so it made me a little sentimental reading their story thinking […]

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