Monthly Archives: October 2011

Oktoberfest Soup

This was a great soup that comes from Rachael Ray’s “Big Orange Book” and it was so rich and flavorful.  Perfect for a crisp, fall, October day.  Serve with a cold beer.  Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 tbs EVOO 3 tbs butter … Continue reading

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Chicken and Waffles!

I made these last night and they were outstanding! This is a Harlem classic.  Legend has it, back when Harlem was a jazz club mecca, people would play or listen to jazz until the wee hours of the morning, and … Continue reading

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Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

These came from Katie Lee Joel’s “The Comfort Table” and they were delicious!  These are a Southern staple in America, and they are so good.  I thickened my gravy a little too much, so lesson learned, but they were still … Continue reading

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Roasted Garlic Chile Crusted Pork Loin

This was really tasty.  I found it in the “Dinosaur Barbecue Cookbook” and we both really loved it.  The pork came out moist and tender and the crust was so flavorful.  A meat thermometer is a must for cooking this … Continue reading

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Fiery Chicken Chili

I actually made this awhile back and was on the fence about blogging it.  It was very tasty, but not over the top outstanding.  And despite the word “fiery” being in the title of the recipe, I really didn’t think … Continue reading

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Chocolate Pie

Every Thanksgiving growing up, we would always have (among other desserts) a chocolate pie.  I always really loved it.  It’s a simple dessert, with a thick chocolate custard in a regular pie crust topped with a browned meringue.  Until recently, … Continue reading

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Truffled Asparagus Risotto

This was a terrific dinner I made last week.  It was quick and delicious.  I found it in Tyler Florence’s “Family Meals.”  Tyler calls for poaching an egg and eating that atop the risotto.  Matt opted for the egg, I … Continue reading

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Our Pumpkin Carving Tradition

Every fall, Matt and I take a Saturday afternoon and carve a Halloween pumpkin.  It’s a tradition (I’m not a big tradition person, but this is one of the few!).  I have no pictures, but believe me when I tell … Continue reading

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Turkey Meatloaf

Tyler Florence is really good at girl math. Allow me to explain.  Girl math is when you, for example, go out to buy a dress, and find that it’s on sale for half price, and so instead of spending say, … Continue reading

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Tex-Mex Game Day Salsa and Queso

I found both these recipes in “The Homesick Texan Cookbook.”  This book makes me so happy!!  They were both spot on and delicious.  I made these, along with my guacamole, and some homemade fried chips for the Baylor-A&M game, which … Continue reading

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