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Peas and Bacon

I honestly had trouble naming this dish. Peas and Bacon? Or Bacon and Peas? In the marketing world, I guess you’d have to consider the target market. In my case, it was our family friend, Shawn, who is a true carnivore. 99.6% of his dinner plate is meat. The remaining 0.4% of his plate is the occasional herb garnish on …

Chicken Caprese Recipe

Chicken Caprese (using leftover chicken)

It’s high tomato and basil season here (I know, insert a groan from those suffering in 16F weather) and with a massive pile of leftover turkey from Christmas dinner, it’s Turkey Caprese for dinner tonight. The dish is dead simple and I can’t think of a better way to dress up leftover protein. Just pile on slices of tomato and …

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Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

How can you have a Prime Rib dinner without the traditional accompaniment, Yorkshire Pudding? This Yorkshire Pudding Recipe makes poofy, airy pastry popovers! The pancake-thin like batter and the beef fat from cooking the Prime Rib Roast is used to make these breads. Instead of buying a popover pan, I just used a muffin tin. My goal was to get Yorkshire …

Sew Christmas Tree Yo Yo Ornament

How to Make Christmas Tree Yo-Yo Ornament

Every year, the kids and I hand-make several ornaments for the Christmas Tree. One of the most touching moments of the holiday is to admire the tree each year and giggle and reminisce “remember when we made this ornament!?” It serves as our scrapbook and the ornaments will surely be passed down through the generations of our family (I hope!) …

pressure cooker split pea ham soup recipe

Pressure Cooker Split Pea and Ham Soup

Only takes a few minutes of active time and 4 minutes of cooking time in pressure cooker! Pressure Cooker Split Pea and Ham Recipe over at my column on TLC.

Baked Jalapeno Bacon Poppers Recipe

Baked Jalapeno Bacon Poppers

It’s taken me thirty-ahem-something years to try a jalapeno popper for the very first time. Poppers have always been one of those things that just didn’t seem so appealing – I blame it on bad crab rangoon, which has certain similarities to the popper. Sure, both have qualities that I whole-heartedly embrace in other foods — they’re deep fried (hello …