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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Squash Potstickers

This fall my CSA box has included many butternut squash. I’m not a huge fan of eating any kind of winter squash cooked and mashed. So I’ve been looking for different kinds of recipes to make squash in different and appetizing ways. Tonight, I decided to explorer the concept of make squash wontons or potstickers. …

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Fish/Seafood Stock

Living in Texas on the Gulf, seafood is something I cook I a fairly regular basis. In particular I typically make shrimp once a week. This is because my spouse won’t eat fish but WILL eat seafood. Gulf shrimp is readily available so I try to make it often for my family. Stir fry and …

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Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

I’ve been doing some type of baking almost every weekend this fall. Many times I’ve made cookies. My son really enjoys making cookies because he is able to help by adding the ingredients, turning on the mixer, and dropping cookies on the pans. I thought a little about making no-bake cookies this weekend so my …

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