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Underwhelmed

Back in November when we were home, we stopped by my most favorite store – Cost Plus.  Half of our house is furnished by them, from our kitchen table to nightstands in the bedroom.  The dinner plate shown is from Cost Plus, as are all of our place mat...

Cheeseburger in Paradise

Not just any ol’ cheeseburger in paradise!  This one was a bacon and asiago cheeseburger – with sprouts, tomato, pickles, and mayonnaise.  On little petite rolls. I was really having a craving for a burger this afternoon – and this one sat...

10-Minute Dinner

Ya know…  I don’t always milk the cow to make the cheese and grow and grind the wheat ...

Mardi Gras Gumbo

Mardi Gras is tomorrow, but they’ve been partying in N’awlins for weeks, now, so I don&...

Beef Pot Pie

We had pie crusts at work yesterday for the first time in forever, so I had to pick up a couple of ...

Herbs and Spices

Time to organize the back-up spices… I buy all my spices in bulk from Atlantic Spice Company....

Steak and Onions

A steak with caramelized onions is the nectar of the gods.  It (almost) doesn’t get any bett...

A Hot Plate and an Easy Bake Oven

Last night we had an employee tasting after the store closed.  It was kinda like having dinner for...

Ragoût de boeuf

Beef stew by any other name – is beef stew. We’re having an employee tasting at work to...

Almost Turkey Pot Pie

It’s fun creating new dishes out of old dishes… You never quite know what it will be &#...

French Onion Soup

Cooking two meals at once yesterday was brilliant! (Okay – so I’m just slightly modest&...

I Need A Bigger Stove

Today was a shopping and cooking day.  I had to do our shopping, then I had to take Victor’s...

Valentine’s Stirfry

If you’re wondering why there’s nothing red in tonight’s Valentine Dinner… ...

Cheesesteaks

I’m from San Francisco – what do I know from cheesesteak?!?  First cheesesteak I ever ...