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Wrap and Roll

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For all of my school counseling career taking lunch to work was a daily activity. No grownup wants to fight their way through a school cafeteria line to pay for a Styrofoam cup of lukewarm tator tots. Lunch from home was usually a salad comprised of lettuce or spinach and whatever leftovers were hanging around. …

Parmesan Cheddar Thumbprints

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Thumbprint cookies have always been a favorite component of any self-respecting Southern cookie jar. That usually means little buttery sweet cookies with a little mound of jam in the middle. Those are marvelous, perhaps the subject of another post, but these savory Thumbprints are destined to become a family favorite when an appetizer is in demand.

Not Just for Tuesday

It’s always a good night for Taco Lasagna. It’s comfort food on a rainy day, (we know a little bit about that!) celebration food for a party, fun food for casual potluck, and an easy meal for a hectic week and a harried cook. Plus – no one will ever say, “I don’t like Taco Lasagna”. …

Chocolate love - In a Flash!

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You still have time! In the next ten minutes you can craft a marvelous batch of homemade chocolates that say “I love you” better than any cards or flowers. This treat will absolutely not celebrate the commercialism that has become Valentine’s Day but instead your own creativity and the delightful idea of giving something you made to people you love. …

Wintertime Vegetables

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Does it sometimes seem like vegetables are sort of lackluster in the winter? Even with fresh produce in the stores all the time now, the same old things tend to pop up on our dinner table. Maybe it’s the lure of the beautiful summertime farmers’ markets, but veggies are just more exciting when the world is a little warmer and sunnier. …

Snow Day?

Is it okay to be disappointed that we didn’t get a snow day Tuesday? Did anyone one else grocery shop and prepare for a day at home with an excuse to cook yummy cold weather food? Just an inch…. that’s all we asked for. Oh well – it’s still cold, the day at home is an unexpected pleasure, and time in the kitchen to make a warm comforting dinner is a luxury beyond compare. 

Meet Chili Dog!

I know what you’re thinking. It’s a perfect day for chili dogs – snowy – freezing cold – football all day. But you’re also thinking, “Come on – who needs a recipe for that?” You buy some hot dogs and buns, make or buy some chili and voila, there you have it, a chili dog.

Sugar Pie Honey Bunch

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It’s hard to find a dessert that works for almost any occasion, but by golly, this just might be the IT dessert for 2019. I served a Honey and Lavender Pie to a group of women on the weirdest variety of diets you’ve ever imagined. …

Spicy New Year

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Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were delightful and the New Year is off to a wonderful beginning. I also hope you resolved to avoid make difficult resolutions! 2019 has certainly started out a bit damp and dreary, weather wise, but that’s no reason for your dinner to be the same. 


Fancy Party Pinwheels

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Once when Richard was little and we were traveling we made an emergency stop at a restaurant in East Tennessee. The emergency was endless whining creating the real possibility that I might lose my mind. Clearly this stop was inspired by desperation rather than hunger. …


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