Meatballs

Growing up meatballs were a pretty regular fixture in our house. My mom would often serve them with pasta. It wasn’t until I was older that I learned the meatballs I’d eaten at home with weren’t the ones most others had. Meatballs for most families seemed to be either the Italian or Swedish variety. In …

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Pastitio

In December the weather got cold for a bit and I decided to make some baked dishes that are good as a winter warm up. One of these was Pastitio. Pastitio is a Greek dish of layered with macaroni in a bechamel sauce and sautéed ground meat, onions and tomatoes sauce. It is a favorite of my …

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Holiday Food recap

I made some pretty great things over the holidays but have been super bogged down and not able to write much. So I decided to do a so please holiday food recap with some recipe links.
Christmas Day I hosted festivities at my house and made several things. For breakfast, I made buttermilk herb cheese scones. …

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Twice Baked Potatoes

Sunday night is always my “make something nice” night of the week. This is because I typically have all day Sunday to plan and prepare the meal. I also often invite my in-laws over for dinner Sunday night, because if I make a big meal its nice to have others to share it with so …

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Baked Stuffed Shells

Being a working mom, I like to try to take advantage of the weekend to pre-prepare or make at least one meal for the upcoming week. This weekend I pre-made baked stuffed shells. In my family these are right up there with lasagna as a family favorite. I like them because, in all honesty, I …

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Chocolate Cherry Mousse

One of my absolute favorite desserts to make is chocolate mousse. I have a recipe I consider pretty much foolproof. So this is one of my go to desserts to serve. This weekend I decided to tweak the recipe and try to make a variation that was chocolate and cherry flavored. The cherry flavor came …

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Chocolate Cream Pie

Thanksgiving week was a big cooking and experimentation week for me. The last night my parents were in town I decided to make chocolate cream pie for dessert. I’d seen a recipe from Smitten Kitchen that I thought looked good. The only issue was it had a pastry crust and I’m terrible at making pie …

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Chocolate Squash Brownies

I was off from work the entire week of Thanksgiving. As a result, I decided to do a bunch of baking and make different treats. I have a bunch of butternut squash from my CSA box that needs to be used. So I thought perhaps chocolate squash brownies might be a good option. After all …

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Sweet potato rolls

This year was not my turn to cook Thanksgiving dinner. So I agreed to bring rolls and an appetizer to the gathering. Initially I was thinking about making yeast rolls because I really like them and have had some success making them in the past. However, I realized that I had a lot of sweet …

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