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Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

When our friend Sara posted a recipe for Peanut Butter Oreo Brownie Cakes, I knew it was something I could run with. The concept is solid.  Alas, after making my first batch, I thought the brownie was, too.  I decided that chocolate cake batter would work be...

Sweet Potato Cottage Pie

When I was doing the shopping for Thanksgiving, I ended up with more sweet potatoes than we needed.  I suppose I could do what some folks have done – just bring them back to the store(s) where I bought them and say I want my money back because I didn&#...

Turkey Soup

Once upon a time Thanksgiving meant 4 days off.  And I usually took Wednesday off to cook, so it w...

Thanksgiving and Anniversaries

I suppose it was inevitable that the two of us would meet around the biggest food-related holiday o...

Fancy Mac & Cheese

This is what I came home to last night… a fabulous casserole of ham, cheeses, peas, and orecc...

Non-Holiday Ham

Let’s see… It’s 40° outside, with Turkey Day a week away.  Time for a ham. I lo...

Shrimp Risotto

I was given a choice for dinner tonight – Shrimp Scampi or Shrimp Risotto. I chose the risott...

Ricotta Cream Pear Tart

I just love it when Victor disappears into the kitchen after dinner.  Actually, I love it any time...

Corn Flake Oven-Fried Chicken

I can’t recall the last time I bought a box of corn flakes. I used to love them as a kid, but...

Chocolate Brandy Walnut Pie

  I was charged with making something “chocolatey-nutty” for my sister-in-laws birt...

Snow Storms and Other Meals

Ah, snow storms… They are fun, aren’t they?  Especially when they come in October. I m...