Feb
13

Maple Dijon Chicken

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This Maple Dijon Chicken is inspired quite thoroughly by the Maple Dijon Chicken on Stephanie O’Dea’s blog, but is quite different since I can’t leave anything alone! Ingredients: 4 -6 chicken thighs 1 cup chicken broth (I used homemade frozen) 1 onion, diced 2T stone ground dijon mustard (the kind with lots of seeds) 3T …

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Feb
11

Sweet Potatoes

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This post might come across a bit simplistic, but to me it is the “only” way to cook a sweet potato. I might get convinced to try another method if you comment with why it works. For me, the only method to cook a sweet potato is in the oven, over high heat (or grill …

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Feb
09

Spiced Spinach Chicken with Almonds (Dairy Free)

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I loved this meal. It was inspired by a few different sources, when I got desperate to use up my fresh spinach, which I purchased before going dairy free and wanted to initially use for spinach alfredo sauce. Ingredients: 1 lb skinless, bone in chicken thighs (this makes a lot of sauce if you use …

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Feb
08

Temporarily Dairy Free

Hello, and welcome to my first post-baby post! E was born in early December, following the loss of his twin brother in late November. I hope to post much more frequently now that I’m getting back to experimentation and routine cooking beyond just trying to keep food on the table. As I am currently breastfeeding, …

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Nov
11

Pineapple Cake

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This is so classic, but sometimes you just really need a super sweet, super quick dessert… I’ve had all sorts of variations of dump cake, and I try to stay away from the processed stuff. I didn’t have any nuts, and I never have pie filling on hand, so I took a can of pineapple …

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Nov
10

Applesauce

Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve been able to post – life got pretty crazy around here after I started working, and got the babies on the way. Every year that I can remember, in October we have gone to the Apple Harvest Festival and spent the weekend at Graves’ Mountain in Syria, …

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Feb
19

Onion Tips

This post written for an internet-free week. I don’t know how many recipes I post that just specify sauteeing onions. This really can mean several different things and really depends on the result you are looking for. The lower the temperature of the oil or butter, the softer and sweeter the onions will be, although …

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Feb
18

Grocery Store Review: ALDIs

This post written in advance of a internet-free week. —- A couple of weeks ago an ALDI store opened up near us. There are pros and cons to the store. The biggest cons, in my husband’s opinion are that they do not except credit cards, and do not provide free bags (although they are available …

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Feb
17

Friday Temptations

This post written in advance of a internet-free week. — As I’m out this week, my material is spread thinner than usual, so here’s a Friday of temptations: Here are my top 3 chocolate temptations that I hope to try soon (or at least make my own variations of): http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2012/02/pots-de-creme-a-lorange/ http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/mexican-chocolate-cookies-10000001687654/ http://allrecipes.com/recipe/french-silk-chocolate-pie/detail.aspx  

Feb
16

Tortilla Pizzas

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This post written in advance of a internet-free week. — Coming home from church on Sunday and looking toward lunch, everything I was thinking about kept coming back to pizza, which was disappointing because we were way too hungry to wait 2 hours for pizza dough + baking. So, the suggestion was “Why can’t we …

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