Beef Stew

Beef Stew

Beef stew is total comfort food for me. When I was a kid, my mom would cook stew all day in the crock-pot and we would eat it with plain bread and butter. This is one of those recipes...

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Roasted Tomato, Garlic and Onion Marinara

My wonderful neighbor gave me a huge amount of tomatoes fresh from his garden (thank you Jack). I was so excited because I absolutely love tomatoes. I have been wanting to make a roasted marinara sauce and decided this...

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Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

It was our wedding anniversary yesterday and my husband and I had a date. Our wonderful friends offered to babysit the kids so we could do something special to celebrate. The plan was to go out to one of...

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Green Beans with Pancetta and Shallots

This turned out to be a wonderful side dish. I picked up some fresh green beans at the store and thought they would taste really good cooked with pancetta and a little shallot. The green beans were perfectly cooked...

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French Dip Sandwiches

This is my favorite sandwich – it’s not fancy but it’s perfect to me. My girlfriend made French dip sandwiches for us while camping this summer and they were so good I decided I would make them myself. I...

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Shrimp and Scallops in a Lemon Butter Sauce

I can’t believe my little girl started kindergarten this year and my son started preschool. GULP. I didn’t know I would get so emotional but it really hit me hard this week. They grow up way too fast. Anyway,...

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Roast Beef

I made my first roast beef and it turned out really good. For some reason I was worried about making one but I am so glad I did. It was much easier than I expected and it was cooked...

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Meatball Sandwich

Who can resist a meatball sandwich? The moist and tender meatballs, the tangy sauce, the gooey cheese and the soft bread. It’s a perfect combination of flavors and textures. A while back I made Baked Penne with Meatballsand the...

White Bean and Ham Soup

White Bean and Ham Soup

Fall is fast approaching and I am so happy. Making soups, roasting meats and vegetables, baking pies and cookies… It’s my favorite time of year! It’s a chilly day with lots of rain in the forecast so I made...

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Daring Bakers August Challenge – Éclairs

My second Daring Bakers Challenge is over and I am, once again, very proud of myself. I was nervous about making eclairs because, well, I am not an experienced baker and the recipe (as you will see) is pretty...