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After all these years in the kitchen, there has been one culinary skill that has eluded me until now:  the poached egg. I swore off poached eggs years ago after several failed attempts left me feeling less than confident, but decided to give it a go once again a few months ago and guess what?…

How to Poach an Egg
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Spring is in the air. Birds are chirping. Bees are buzzing. Everyone in my house feels like death from allergies. But really, it’s so beautiful outside that it’s kind of hard to care. Warmer weather is around the corner and one of my favorite summer flavors is lime and coconut. I recently needed to make…

Coconut-Lime Buttercream Frosting
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There is nothing quite like a buttery homemade graham cracker crust.  The filling options are endless, from cream pies to ice cream, to no-bake cheesecakes.  You can pop just about anything in a graham cracker crust.  We have lots of pie recipes involving graham cracker crusts, but I thought this was a great, basic recipe…

Graham Cracker Pie Crust
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I have a deep and abiding love for breakfast sandwiches. I don’t know if it’s because we would always get them when I was a kid when something exciting was happening (like on the way to the airport for a vacation) or because when I was in college, getting a breakfast sandwich from McDonald’s on payday…

Breakfast Sandwiches
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It’s been about a year and a half since I sat down here at this same computer and started writing a blog post about pot roast.  But that blog post quickly took a turn and morphed into something else.  If you need a good cry, click here to go read it.  It dawned on me the…

Best Pot Roast Recipe
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  So quinoa is one of those foods that I really like, but I don’t eat nearly enough because it’s kind of a pain. Which is silly, because when it comes to grains (actually, quinoa is a seed, but we eat it like a grain), it’s one of the more painless options (brown rice, I’m…

How to Make Pressure Cooker Quinoa
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Hey just a heads up! St. Pat’s sale going on in our Shop!  Use code “Luck” for 15% off your order!  Click Here to shop your heart out.  Now, If you follow my friend Mel, you’ve probably seen the rock salt roasted chicken she raves about.  I’ve honestly never had much luck with oven-roasted whole…

Spicy Honey Whole Roasted Chicken
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  I was so excited to check my mailbox the other day and find the brand-new cookbook from our friends over at Oh, Sweet Basil. It’s such a beautiful book, full of twists on familiar favorites! I couldn’t wait to try these Lemon Greek Potatoes. I made a couple of minor modifications–I cut back on…

Lemon Greek Potatoes
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While spring is technically right around the corner, where I live it’s still cool and drizzly and feeling like perfect soup weather.  If you’ve never made chicken and dumplings, it’s basically a creamy chicken noodle soup with puffy mounds of biscuit dough dropped right into the soup to cook.  It’s warm, hearty, and pretty much…

The Best Chicken and Dumpling Recipe
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So if you subscribe to our newsletter, your eyes aren’t deceiving you–we shared this a couple of weeks ago. But it turned out to be kind of a controversial post and people had a lot to say, so I decided to open up to conversation to everyone. (Also, in the spirit of full disclosure, I came…

5 Kitchen Gadgets You Don't Need (and 3 You Do!)
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Growing up my Dad cooked for us a lot, and he had 2 signature meals.  One was his famous “Thin Cakes,” and if you asked any of my siblings what the other one was, they’d undoubtedly answer: Beef Stroganoff.  My Mom actually made it often as well, but it will always be a “Dad meal”…

The Best Beef Stroganoff Recipe
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Growing up, we always had corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day. I really, really loved it (even when it wasn’t cool to like corned beef or cabbage). Because a) my family is of Irish descent and b) we were the only people I knew who ate corned beef and cabbage, I assumed that a)…

Corned Beef & Cabbage
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