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Biscuits and Gravy

What is the perfect hangover food for you?  Personally, I am partial to a good omelette, with cottage frys.  If not that another good one is corned beef hash and eggs.  But then one of the stand outs for most people (possibly because it is such a great comfort food …

Sausage and Roasted Root Vegetables

Sausage and Roasted Root Vegetables That title says it all.  This is such a straightforward dish that I almost feel like talking about it will make it more complicated than it should be.  Though we’re moving into warmer weather, comfort food is always a great thing to have on the …

Cioppino

I learned something new today. Originally I had thought that Cioppino was entirely Italian. But it seems that when looking up the origins for my daughter (she was looking for a recipe that might have been eaten during the Victorian era), I found that it actually came from Northern California. …

Poisoned Apples

Poisoned Apples #NaPoWriMo

Poisoned Apples I feel a touch awkward right now. It isn’t often that I promote a body of work here outside of my own stories. So I am going to hit you with a few things right off the bat. Christine Heppermann reviews young adult books for the Chicago Tribune. …

Biscotti

You know those times when you shouldn’t say anything but you just can’t help yourself? My wife mentioned recently that she really wanted some biscotti to go with her coffee. I, of course, say “Oh ya, I can make biscotti.” So guess what we are making today… Biscotti Ingredients: 3 …

Stuffed Pork Chops

Stuffed Pork Chops Pork could very well be my favorite beasty for dinner. There are so many different ways you can prepare it and it is quite tasty (and of course this is where bacon comes from). If you have some thick cut chops you can make a stuffing that …

margherita-pizza with roasted tomatoes

Roasted Tomatoes

Roasted Tomatoes Roasting is a great way to bring more pronounced flavors to the foods you love. When you do something as simple as roasting tomatoes, you will add in new layers of flavor and turn something that was good into something great. We are getting ready to prep up …

bbq Exchange

BBQ Exchange Gordonsville Virginia

BBQ Exchange Gordonsville Virginia I don’t know where to begin. I could say you had me at pulled pork and hush puppies but I think that might be getting ahead of myself just a little bit. Maybe if I just start at the beginning I might be able to do …

Veal Sliders and Pizza Sticks

Have you ever had a time when you don’t want dinner food for dinner? Sometimes it can be breakfast night. Tonight we went with app night. Sliders and pizza sticks are a great way to have a lighter dinner while still having some fun (or at least feeling like you …

Pizza dough recipe for calzones

Calzones

Calzones Calzones are a great switch up from routine pizza night. You can fill these with just about anything you can imagine, just like a pizza. So I won’t bother with giving a recipe for filling on this one. You can also make the sauce for them or pick out …