menu recap [week 19]

daisi - May 11, 2012
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This week was a little more successful on the cooking front. I actually planned AND executed two whole meals. Lately, that is quite the accomplishment. Monday: DATE NIGHT – dinner and a movie! Rare for us for sure. We had some leftover funds on an Outback gift card so we went to use it up. Sam had the baby back ribs, and I know what you’re …

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life / menu recap [week 12 & 13]

daisi - April 3, 2012
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[Weeks 12 & 13] Okay – I’ve been on a cooking hiatus so this is more of a life recap, than a menu recap. Starting with St. Patrick’s Day, I went out to eat for almost EVERY meal. Not good, not good. But here a few pics of my St. Patty’s celebration as a consolation. Sam was gone for 2 weeks and the only thing I …

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Damn Good Chili

daisi - January 4, 2012

This year it seems like we’ve barely had a winter (I’m sure I just jinxed us). Sure, we’ve had some cold days, but for the most part it’s been pretty mild. It was almost 70 degrees on New Years Eve this year! A cold front came in that evening and we decided it was a perfect day to make some chili for the first time …

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Oktoberfest: Warm German Potato Salad

daisi - December 29, 2011
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In Oktober, my mom and a friend of hers hosted an Oktoberfest party in Kingfisher, America. Sam and I can’t resist a theme party, much less a Jo-Mom party, so we headed over for an evening of German beer, wine and food. And the family time was a bonus! Everyone did such a good job on the food. We had braised red cabbage, deviled eggs, …

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Leek, Bacon & Goat Cheese Pasta

daisi - April 13, 2011

When I saw the recipe for leek, BACON, and goat cheese pizza on one of my favorite blogs (add it to your reader right now) I knew I just had to try it immediately. Unfortunately, there were two obstacles in my way: 1) we had eaten pizza for dinner the past few evenings and 2) my pizza dough was LONG past its prime. As I …

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beans with wilted spinach

daisi - June 8, 2010

Last week I was making meatloaf for dinner.  I use the term “making” lightly as I was just heating up a frozen meatloaf I bought at Homeland. I never really liked meatloaf as a kid because I didn’t like ketchup or catsup or however you spell it these days.  But as I was wondering around Homeland, they had samples of the butcher’s meatloaf and it …

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