Aug 19

It’s hard to look at my blog, something I nurtured, loved and developed a following only to realize I’ve abandoned it for two years.  Do I have a list of excuses?  Of course, but none of them matter.  The blog is sadly a metaphor for most aspects of my life for the last two years. […]

Jan 12

This photo landed me my first number 1 slot on FoodBuzz — thanks to my loving husband.  The first attempt at this recipe was the most photogenic.  But I needed to make it a few times and tweak the recipe before I was ready to post it.  My family are troopers (or they just like […]

Dec 15
Beer Beef Stew
posted by: dawn in Crock Pot, One Pot Cooking, Soups and Stews on 12 15th, 2009 | | 2 Comments »

So once again I’m cooking winter food and it’s in the 80’s in Florida … But it’s DECEMBER, cut a girl some slack! My original plan was to make my Beef Daube, which is one of my most popular posts.  But, as I looked in the fridge there was a bottle of Stone Levitation Ale […]

Oct 29

Chilaquiles is a Mexican comfort food dish, occasionally even a hangover cure, and sometimes a way to use up leftovers.  I LOVE IT!  I intentionally chose an soft focus photo because casseroles are inherently out of focus — which is part of their attraction. I posted a recipe for chilaquiles back in April.  For that […]

Oct 5

This dinner started with chicken that I had to cook because it had been hanging out in the fridge for a couple days.  I had some spinach I wanted to use and I had bought Fava Beans which I’ve never cooked before.  I poked around looking for an exciting Chicken recipe (and yes! There is […]

Sep 22

There are as many recipes for Boeuf Daube as there are for meatloaf.  This is comfort food at it’s best.  All the flavors meld together the meat melts in your mouth and the noodles absorb the sauce.   I looked at several French Cookbooks and took elements from many of them to create my version of […]

Sep 21

Ahh, fall is in the air and the hearty soups that go with it are back on the menu!  (you’d think I’m writing from Vermont, not Florida where it was 93 degrees yesterday!) In our case, we have to lower the air conditioner to experience fall.  True, we miss out on the turning of the […]

Jul 12

I’ve  been struggling with eating lately as  something was upsetting my stomach and I had to go back to the basics.  When my tummy decides not to cooperate with me I go back to soup, it always seems to work for me.  This process has taken about three weeks to figure out the problem.  I […]

Jun 28

I made this almost a week ago and am just now able to sit down and write about it.  I only get around to making Chicken and Dumplings 2 – 3 times a year and I don’t know why, it’s easy and it tastes so good that writing about it is making me want to […]

Jun 7

If you’ve been with me from the beginning (oh so long ago — February); then you’ve already read my first post about how I spent the entire day looking forward to a meal only to disappoint myself with a kitchen disaster.  While I’m happy to say this adventure turned out much better; it did not […]

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