Ham and scalloped potatoes

What do you do when you have 10 pounds of holiday ham leftover from the holidays with 2 adults and a fussy eating toddler? You make ham and scalloped potatoes! This dish has to be one of my absolutely favorites, right behind macaroni and cheese, from childhood. My version builds on the essence of my …

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Stuffed Cabbage

This spring I got cabbage twice in my CSA box. One cabbage was the size of a basketball. I like cabbage a lot but it can be a challenge to use it. I made a nice batch of coleslaw, boiled dinner, and then steamed some with potatoes, onions and kielbasa. All these meals were super …

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Popcorn

This might seem like an incredibly simple thing to make but really good popcorn can be quite difficult to make. As a child, popcorn was a special treat that I had when my brother and I went to stay with my grandparents overnight. Gram would always make dinner for us. But after dinner Pa would …

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Lemon Pecan Bars Forked

So I promised my coworkers lemon bars since I’m going to visit them this week. However, I got busy this weekend and ended up making them at 9pm last night. The recipe I was using comes from my grandmother and its really Lemon Pecan Bars. However I hit a couple snags when I went to …

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Red Hot dogs

When I was home visiting family earlier this month I had the opportunity have one of my absolute favorites from childhood: red hot dogs (aka red snappers). I sure you think I’m lost my mind when I say this is something I look forward to every year. However, hot dogs from W. A. Beans are …

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Lemon Meringue Pie

My grandmother was a baked good goddess and luckily she shared all her recipes with me before she passed away. As a result, I can make all of the favorites which she made for family events. Some are regulars at my house like baklava and apple pie. However, others I don’t often make because I’m …

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Blueberry Pie for the 4th of July

Three weekends ago my spouse and I decided to go pick blueberries. Because it is beastly hot here, we got up as early and possible and drove to Moorhead’s Blueberry Farm in Conroe, TX. We each got a medium size bucket and over the course of two hours picked 12 pounds of blueberries. Most of …

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Spring CSA Week 7

This week’s CSA box had the following vegetables and fruits

Cauliflower
Spring Onions
Peaches
Cherry Tomatoes
Steak tomatoes
Micro Greens
Bell Peppers
Cucumbers
Brussels’s Sprouts
Arugula with Mizuna/Red lettuce

I got SO many peppers this week that I’m going to make one of my childhood favorites – Stuffed Peppers. This recipe from the Greek part of my family is pretty quick and a really easy way …

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