Corned Beef Reuben

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St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, I hope you have your corned beef, potatoes, and cabbage ready.  I’m married to an amazing Irish man, and we actually eat corned beef all year round.  I make an extra large batch of corned beef, most of the time in two crock pots.  The reason I do this is because we really, really like reubens!  In our house this is the most perfect sandwich ever made.  Continue reading “Corned Beef Reuben”

Spaghetti Squash & Shrimp in a Cream Sauce

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Spaghetti squash, we’ve of course been told how great this vegetable is for us. Also, spaghetti squash is a great substitute for those who must eat gluten free. Let’s be honest though, spaghetti squash can just get boring after a while.  We all know what happens when vegetables become boring…we start eating bags and bags of chips.  Well, that might just be me.😳 Continue reading “Spaghetti Squash & Shrimp in a Cream Sauce”

Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon

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People have been making meals for others since, forever.  So, it seems as though dinner should be an easy concept for us all to grasp.  Yet, it is not.  Sometimes you just completely lack the skill of cooking, don’t worry that is the easy one to get over.  It just takes not giving up.  All of us have failed miserably in the kitchen.  You just need to brush off the failure and try and try again. Continue reading “Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon”

Olive Oil Spice Cake

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Sometimes you just need cake.  A slice of light and fluffy deliciously spiced cake.  The spices in this olive oil cake are some of my all time favorite spices to cook with.  I can pretty much find any excuse to season all things dessert with cardamon, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.  This cake is no exception.  These spices mix perfectly with the delicate fluffiness of this cake.  The beautiful light texture comes from using cake flour.  I am no professional baker by any means but I do know you must invest in cake flour instead of regular all purpose flour for this cake. Continue reading “Olive Oil Spice Cake”

Fried Curry Chicken

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I know, I know the New Year is almost here and I should be posting all about healthy recipes.  Well,  I’ve never been very good about doing the normal thing.  Don’t get me wrong I’m all for being healthy, but I am also all about indulging from time to time.  And, this right here my friends is so worth the splurge. Continue reading “Fried Curry Chicken”

Baked Creamy Fennel

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How many of you out there are honestly cooking with fresh fennel?  Well, if you are kudos to you.  I like you already!  If you are not you are missing out on something amazing and delicious.  This recipe is a perfect way to start on your journey of cooking with fennel.  Think of it as mac n’ cheese meets a good for you vegetable all rolled up into one fantastic casserole dish. Continue reading “Baked Creamy Fennel”

Roasted Cauliflower & Garlic Soup

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The ground outside is currently covered in several inches of snow, however, the sun is shining.  The weather app on my phone is telling me that negative degree weather will be here any day now, however, I have a cozy warm home, and a bowl of delicious cauliflower soup in front of me.  I am an optimist at heart, but winter tends to hibernate my optimistic mind powers.  I’m hopeful that food will help get me through the winter months.  Not just any food, but serious warm your heart and soul good for you food. Continue reading “Roasted Cauliflower & Garlic Soup”

Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Soup season is so incredibly warming and satisfying.  Where we live in our beautiful country fall brings a cold chill air, and winter gets cold and snowy, and then lasts and last and lasts…Luckily soup was invented for just this reason I am certain of it. Continue reading “Chicken Tortilla Soup”

Oven Roasted BBQ Pork Ribs


Things that make you go MMMM MMMM MMMM! These ribs right here, are one of those things guaranteed. They are delicious fall off the bone, get sauce all over your face kind of ribs. I know I will receive plenty of thank you letters for this recipe. You can of course use store bought BBQ, but if you are feeling adventurous I highly recommend making the homemade BBQ sauce. It takes the ribs to new levels of deliciousness.  Continue reading “Oven Roasted BBQ Pork Ribs”