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valentine’s day 2013

This year for Valentine’s Day we stuck with our tradition of going out to dinner with Sam’s mom and this year, Alison was able to join us. We chose a very romantic meal… coneys. Nothing says love like chili and cheese! On Friday, we chose to celebrate our first married Valentine’s Day by staying in [...]

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my february menu

Here’s what we made during February – some oldies but goodies! browned butter risotto | risotto? good. browned butter? good. browned butter risotto? GREAT! brined pork chops with spaghetti squash | these pork chops were to die for, I loved the sweet/savory flavor that the brine gives. My spaghetti squash technique needs some work though… I [...]

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brown butter risotto

Browned butter. Enough said. Just kidding… kind of. This is your basic risotto recipe that has been made better by browning the butter. This magical process transforms the butter into an even more flavorful, delicious product. It’s a meal in itself or you can add fresh roasted vegetables, shrimp, lobster, chicken or beef to make it [...]

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my January menu

Since I wasn’t really great at keeping up with my weekly menu recaps last year, I decided to try something different this year: a monthly recap. You can click most of the pics below to take you to the recipe. And, here is what I made in January… enjoy. Pioneer Woman cinnamon rolls | Technically I [...]

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horseradish roasted potatoes

I borrowed this recipe from my friend, (and fantastic cook) Megan V. She posted the pic and shared the recipe on instagram. Thank goodness for social media, right? I know there are some who judge food pics on instagram, but I would never. I love getting ideas for new recipes and what better way to make you crave a [...]

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Meatless Monday: Honey Glazed Carrots

Here’s another side dish for your meatless Monday collection. I used to DREAD cooked carrot day in middle school. I hated everything about them (texture, taste, look) and it’s taken me this long to attempt eating them again. Raw carrots are a completely different story. I made this recipe (adapted from here) hoping I could convert [...]

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Oven-Baked Turkey & Cheese Sliders

This recipe was inspired by two separate recipes (one and two), both from Pinterest (follow me here). I took what I liked best from both and create a super recipe. So delicious we had them twice in one week. To quote the great Jo-Mom, “these are too easy not to make” or something like that. Here’s [...]

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Gnocchi Cooking Class [Urban Kitchen]

Last night I learned how to make gnocchi. Do you know how? I love it and I knew (had heard) it was easy, but I had never been brave enough to attempt it. So I took a class. Let me backtrack, I started taking cooking classes back in my OKC days at a place called [...]

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New Orleans Spicy Cajun Shrimp

As promised, here is the spicy cajun shrimp recipe to serve with those baked cheese grits. They are a perfect match, it doesn’t get any better! Combine the following for the Creole Seasoning: 1 Tablespoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried oregano [...]

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Easy Pumpkin Pie Cake

I love a good dessert. But typically, I don’t want to be the one making it. Don’t get me wrong, I wish I was good at baking, but I don’t have the patience to measure everything and make sure it’s all perfect. That’s not my style. That’s why I loved this recipe a co-worker shared [...]

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