The Best Damn Mashed Potatoes On Earth!!!

Mashed potatoes are an american classic. This quintessential side dish goes great with practically everything. Over the years I’ve learned quite a few tips and tricks to making the creamiest, most flavorful mashed potatoes you could ever create and today I’m going to share those tips and my fail-safe recipes…

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Homemade Garlic Croutons

What is a salad without croutons? Well, it’s a little healthier and less carby but that’s no fun! And sure, you probably have a bag or box somewhere in your pantry full of them right? But have you ever made your own? I’m hear to tell you, store bought vs.…

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Balsamic Grilled Vegetables

It’s August. It’s hot. Too hot to turn on the oven for any reason. The idea of introducing any heat into our house in the evening makes me cringe. We have a little air conditioner in our bedroom upstairs that actually does a great job of cooling the house most…

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Creamy Tomato, Cucumber, and Dill Salad

Creamy Tomato, Cucumber, and Dill Salad

Summer is certainly over. The leaves are turning, the nights are chillier, and my garden is beginning it’s slow sad demise. All except the cucumbers and cherry tomatoes. They are still hanging on strong! And there are way more than I can seem to keep up with. Which is saying…

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Garden Galette

For those of you who don’t know, Galette is a fancy name for a “rustic” tart. And a “rustic” tart is a fancy way of saying I’m too lazy to break out the pie pan….. ok maybe that’s not entirely true but we all get so hung up on using…

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Honey Garlic Chicken

Honey Garlic Chicken

Sweet and tangy Asian fried chicken with a garlic, honey, soy, sesame sauce. This goes great with noodles or rice. This recipe started with Mountain Man ordering it randomly from our local Chinese takeout place. It instantly became our new favorite and often we would fight for the last piece!…

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30+ Garlic Lover’s Recipes

Garlic. It’s not just a food, it’s a state of mind! I can’t imagine a world with out it. I use garlic in everything. And why not? It’s delicious. If you have something savory to make, add garlic, it always makes it better. To emphasize my obsession with garlic, I…

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Meanwhile, Back at the Garden… February 2016

It may seem strange to be talking about the garden in February but circumstances, being what they are, have forced me to make some adjustments. So, you already know that Mountain Man and I bought a house. Our closing date is 2 weeks away….. 2 WEEKS!! Oh my goodness I…

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Mediterranean Cheese Ball

Mediterranean Cheese Ball

The holidays are upon us!! How are your preparations going? Still running around? Or have you been ready for a month? Usually I’m the latter but not this year! I’ve been so darn busy, I had to throw up my hands on a few accounts and wait until winter break…

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Steak Promodoro

Steak Promodoro. Pan seared tri tip steak alongside a rustic tomato sauce and pasta.

In the mood for something rich and hearty to grace your dinner table? Why not try pan searing a deliciously marinated steak and accompany it with a freshly made marinara sauce and pasta? I give you Steak Promodoro! This dish is loaded with all your favorite classic Italian flavors: balsamic vinegar,…

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