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Maple Bacon Butternut Squash

Maple Bacon Butternut Squash

| November 23, 2008 | 2 Comments

One Thanksgiving, before I was married, I volunteered to make side dishes for Thanksgiving dinner. Back then, I was an unsure cook without substantial kitchen knowledge. It was the biggest culinary undertaking I’d ever had to date. I aimed for classic. I hunted around through cookbooks and the internet and came up with about a […]

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Spicy Beet Greens

Spicy Beet Greens

| August 26, 2008 | 1 Comment

It’s been a good summer. A summer filled with time spent with our families, birthdays, beach days, laughs and love. And it’s been a summer of good change — like my decision to pursue full time freelance writing. As a result, we’ve been able to spend much time outdoors, enjoying sand and surf. The other […]

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Recipe: Easy Bacon Cheddar Potatoes

Recipe: Easy Bacon Cheddar Potatoes

| July 11, 2008 | 6 Comments

“Mommy, I wannnnt an app-pull.” “No, Will, this is a potato, not an apple, silly!” “Mommy, I want a potato.” The little hand is outstretched, reaching for the just washed, raw potato . . . “You will have some, Will, but it needs to be cooked first. Raw potatoes are yuck.” We have conversations like […]

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Parmesan Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries

Parmesan Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries

| April 7, 2008 | 71 Comments

This is my very favorite sweet potato fries recipe. Parmesan Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries are sweet, savory and absolutely craveworthy. He said it would never happen. Ever. He said that I should just accept that his tastes are what they are and they aren’t changing. He. Was. Wrong. You know. It was hard enough to […]

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Tasty Two Cheese Fingerlings

Tasty Two Cheese Fingerlings

| March 28, 2008 | 1 Comment

We love us some potatoes in this house. Whether its some quickly whipped up mashed potatoes, which can be a quick and versatile starch to accompany meals, or baked fries and roasted potatoes, it’s tasty stuff. In terms of types of potatoes, we are pretty open. A sampler of types of potatoes: Red potatoes are […]

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Roasted Parmesan Leeks

Roasted Parmesan Leeks

| February 18, 2008 | 3 Comments

In the past, when I have bought leeks, they have sat in my refrigerator until they turned brown, moldy and emitted a disgusting juice that my husband would clean up. That’s the not-so-pretty truth. I’ve wanted to try them, have bought them and then haven’t done a thing with them. Sad, but true. Until now, […]

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Serving Up Memories: Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

Serving Up Memories: Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

| February 8, 2008 | 3 Comments

This recipe for tangy Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage is delicious served with German wursts and sauerkraut. I can’t help but smile when I think of my grandfather. My grandfather was a tall man who loved airplanes and motorcycles (though an accident in his youth left his leg permanently injured). He owned a small prop […]

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Cheddar Bacon Twice Baked Potatoes

Cheddar Bacon Twice Baked Potatoes

| February 7, 2008 | 3 Comments

I was never a fan of baked potatoes. But last year, I suddenly developed a taste for them. Perhaps it was just that until last year I had never had a baked potato with toppings or fillings. Growing up, it was always bake, squeeze, pop on plate. Sometimes there would be a pat of butter […]

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Creamy Ricotta Spinach

Creamy Ricotta Spinach

| February 3, 2008 | 2 Comments

Okay, okay. I said I would post this yesterday and I didn’t. Instead, my site went down for a bit so that it could be moved to a new server and my (I’m so excited about this) new look could finally debut. I can’t tell you how much I love the new look. And I […]

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Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

| January 22, 2008 | 150 Comments

These Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries are always a hit with dinner. My husband doesn’t like sweet potatoes. He won’t eat them. He turns his nose up when I mention them. It’s one of many veggies that he just doesn’t like. So the other night, I whipped up a batch of Super Easy Low-Fat Oven […]

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