Monthly Archives: February 2011

Sausage + Bacon = Healthy Dish?

I know, you’re trying to figure out how it is possible that one could eat sausage and bacon in the same meal and not have a heart attack immediately? Oh my friends, you can absolutely have your (pork flavored?) cake and eat it too! This recipe was inspired by a meal I ate last winter […]

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Nibble on Dates on Your Next Date

So, I hosted a party recently, you know, like you do. Perhaps you read about it the other day? Hmm? Well, you’ll be shocked to know that I made more than one thing for the party. I know, crazy talk. So here’s another delicious (and time-friendly) appetizer you can serve at your next party, dinner […]

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Party Hardy Rock n’ Roll

I would like to take you all into the way-back machine. You’ll be shocked to know (yeah right) that I come from a long line of ladies who can boss around a kitchen and are famous for their mad party-throwing skills. Imagine, if you will, the tiny future bacon princess (that’s me!) running underfoot, dragging […]

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Mom Always Said "Eat Your Veggies"

Cauliflower, as it turns out, is amazingly good for you. Like kale, broccoli, and other veggies known as cruciferous, cauliflower contains tons of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Pregnant? Cauliflower has 15% of recommended daily folate intake and 90% of your vitamin C. Magic! But, again, like other cruciferous veggies, cauliflower can be tricky to eat […]


How Does Your Garden Grow?

I’m thinking of starting a garden. Now that I’m out of my little townhouse (which only had a small porch and an HOA-manicured front walkway) and into a big girl house with a yard, I feel like it’s time to dig in some dirt. But what to plant? Photo courtesy of Flickr user wwworks With […]

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Smoky, Leeky, and of Course, Corny

I love leeks. But unlike their cousins, garlic and onions, I’m never quite sure what to do with leeks. But if I’m eating out and the menu item says “…blah blah leeks…” you bet I’m ordering it! So I decided to do a little experimentation by adding leeks to the corn chowder I was making. […]

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