• Beef/Pork/MEAT
  • Meat ‘n’ Potatoes

    Well things got kinda crazy last week with the hospital thing and all. But the week wound down nicely into another busy weekend. On Thursday our resident grill master’s new grill was delivered. And it was pretty. And he was happy. Since we had a bbq planned for Saturday, we thought we best test it […]

  • Clean
  • Broccamole!

    Man, this week is kicking my butt. Long days at the office. Plenty of training to do (next race is in 12 days), kids have been … a bit on the frustrating side, house is a total mess. I don’t like feeling like this … under water, stressed. I like all my ducks in a […]

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  • Salmon Tagine

    It would be an understatement to say that this was my best photographic work, or even good. Honestly, by the time I “plated” dinner last night, I was done. We spent ALL weekend sanding and polying the pieces of Ben’s bed. And we’re still not done. Probably not even that close. I was achey and […]

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  • Dilly Green Beans

    I think of my paternal grandparents when I make this. Even though it’s not something they actually served, the combination of dill and green beans is very much THEM. My dad’s parents had a huge garden with loads of vegetables and my grandma was an amazing cook in the southern tradition. My grandpa proudly tended […]

  • Meatless
  • Sweet Potato Spoon Bread

    from: Martha Stewart Ingredients 3 large sweet potatoes 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal 2 cups milk 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/4 cup light-brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup honey 4 large eggs 1 cup heavy cream Directions Heat […]

  • Recipes
  • Herb Spinach Bake

    from: Miss Raena Ingredients 1 – 10 oz. pkg frozen chopped spinach – cook & drain 2 cups cooked rice 2 cups shredded cheese 4 slightly beaten eggs 4 Tbsp. soft butter 2/3 cup milk 2 Tbsp. chopped onion ½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce 2 tsp salt ½ tsp crushed rosemary or thyme leaves Directions Cook […]

  • Recipes
  • Crispy Oven Potatoes

    from: loosely adapted from Martha Stewart Ingredients2 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/8 inch strips 1/3 grated hard cheese (parmesan, for example) 2 tsp herbs and seasonings (as you like) DirectionsPlace the potato strips in a bowl of cold water. Heat oven to 375. Brush a rimmed baking sheet with olive oil. Mix cheese […]

  • Lighter
  • Aunt Fannie’s Squash Casserole

    Ingredients 3 lbs summer squash 1/2 cup onion, chopped 1/2 cup butter, melted 2 eggs, beaten 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 cup saltine crumbs 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper saltine crumbs Directions Wash squash, cut in half lengthwise, then in 1/4-inch slices. Combine with chopped onion and cook in water to barely cover until […]