What’s Cookin? Manic Monday- Lets Go Make Some Soup 11/19: Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Have I mentioned that I love my crock pot? I should give her a name, but I wouldn’t want to upset Nancy, my GPS. I figured since I use my crock pot a lot, that I would post my favorite recipes for Manic Monday- Let’s Go Make Some Noise. I mean Soup. Oh, and enjoy! […]

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What’s Cookin? Sunday Brunch 11/18: Buttermilk Biscuits and Sausage Cream Gravy

Buttermilk Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

There is breakfast, and of course; breakfast for dinner. But on Sunday’s, there is breakfast for lunch, or what the ‘cool kids’ call “brunch”. Wikipedia: A meal is not usually considered brunch if it is started before 10:30 am; such meals would still be considered breakfast. Typically brunch is had between 10:30 am and 2 […]

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What’s Cookin? Let’s Talk Turkey: Safety Tips & Food Storage

Let's talk turkey

Who better than the US Government to help with all of your Thanksgiving food prep and storage questions? And for free too! Tips on how to safely defrost and roast a turkey, as well as store and reheat leftovers. Optional cooking hints are also provided. Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service […]

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What’s Cookin? It’s Saturday, Go Make Me A Sandwich 11/17: Fall Harvest Sandwich

Fall Harvest Sandwich with Seared Figs, Brie, and Watercress

Saturday just seems like a great day for a sandwich. And I don’t mean a few slices of meat between 2 slices of bread wrapped in foil and thrown in a paper bag kind of sandwich. I mean a SANDWICH sandwich! Saturday’s are special, so watch for a different special sandwich right here every Saturday. […]

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What’s Cookin? Fresh Fare Friday 11/16: Chicken & Portobello Mushroom Pasta Bake

Chicken and Portobello Mushroom Pasta Bake

What is Fresh Fare Friday? By the end of the week, I’m usually craving something light, a little on the healthier side, and easy to prepare. I’ll try to pick out my favorite recipes, featuring fewer ingredients, fresh from the market. Not strictly vegetarian, but leaning that way. Oh, and enjoy! Ingredients: 8 ounces small […]

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What’s Cookin? Thriller Griller Thursday 11/15: Grilled Thanksgiving Turkey

Grilled Thanksgiving Turkey

First, let’s be clear. Grilling is not the same as BBQ. I live in BBQ Country (North Carolina), and I have been corrected many times when speaking with locals. With grilling, you use a direct flame, cooking quickly. When you BBQ, you use an indirect or low flame, cooking very slowly. And of course, there […]

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What’s Cookin? Kid Friendly Wacky Wednesday 11/14: Chocolate, Vanilla & Strawberry “Ice Cream” Mashed Potatoes

Chocolate, Vanilla, and Strawberry Ice Cream Mashed Potatoes

Spaghetti tacos? Of course! It doesn’t get much more kid friendly than that! When I was a child, “kid friendly” meant a smaller portion of what Mom & Dad were having. Not today though. There seems to be an entire sub culture of recipes geared at just the young (not usually just the young at […]

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What’s Cookin? Tuesdays Are Stews Days 11/13: Winter Beef Stew

Winter Beef Stew

Why Stews Days on Tuesdays? No reason, other than because it rhymes. Every Tuesday, look for a new stew recipe. Same place, same time. What is it about a hearty stew that makes you feel better, especially on a cold day? For me, it’s a comfort food memory from when I was little. What about […]

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What’s Cookin? Manic Monday- Lets Go Make Some Soup 11/12: Lentil & Sweet Potato Soup

Lentil Sweet Potato Soup

Have I mentioned that I love my crock pot? I should give her a name, but I wouldn’t want to upset Nancy, my GPS. I figured since I use my crock pot a lot, that I would post my favorite recipes for Manic Monday- Let’s Go Make Some Noise. I mean Soup. Oh, and enjoy! […]

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