Tomato-Corn Pie and Mayo Fail

Well, it was bound to happen. In case you don’t know yet, I haven’t always been the domestic … mild success … I am now. Growing up, I was a mashed-potato-blending, smoke-alarm-setting, crying-over-the-piecrust flop. Sooner or later, I was bound to try to make something to share with you all… and fail at it. The […]

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Brinner Grows Up

We all remember those magical evenings when we were kids when our parents let us have “backwards” days, where we got the special treat of  breakfast for dinner, or “brinner”. For you Scrubs fans out there, you know I didn’t exactly invent the term brinner. Turk feels me. There are so many brinner possibilities. You can […]

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Cranberry Pecan Bread

I have a major soft spot for cranberry-orange flavors. The coffee shop just a few blocks from my apartment in Iowa sold cranberry orange muffins and for about a month one summer, I think I ate one nearly every morning. Once, my mother made an amazing cranberry spice cake and cranberry-orange bread that I ate […]

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Italian Beef Stew

Welcome to cooler weather, everyone. As the days slowly become shorter and I become more busy and tired, I find myself craving soups and stews more often. So I thought this week I’d share with you all this recipe for Italian Beef Stew to warm your bones. This is one of those traditional, hearty, slow-roasting […]

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