Okay, now that it’s been established that I’m not in serious trouble for posting my slightly-nicer-than-average, Harry Potter-spoiling brother-in-law’s authentic lasagna recipe, I can go easy on the sucking up. I have made a few changes out of sheer convenience and I’m hoping if he can forgive his own wife for leaving out the Béchamel…

Part II: Peter's Lasagna
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So once upon a time, my husband and I lived close to my awesome brother-in-law Peter and his equally cool wife Stephanie. Peter lived in Italy for a couple of years and while he was there, he learned to make fabulous lasagna. Like real Italian lasagna. Now granted, I’ve been about as far out of…

Peter's Pasta and Lasagna Sauce
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Since Valentines day is on a weekend this year, I thought a special breakfast was a necessity! I still remember being a kid and having my Mom make us heart shaped toast, pink milk, and stuff like that. We love fancy breakfast days at our house, and Valentines day is the perfect excuse to go…

Double Chocolate Waffles with Berry Sauce
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As a lot of you probably know, we moved to Louisiana about a year ago. When we announced that we were moving here, we heard one of two things: 1) “Why?!” and 2) “The food there is absolutely amazing.” Actually, a lot of times we heard both. I’ll spare you the gory details of our…

Red Beans and Rice
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Warning: these peanut butter cookies have magical powers that compel you to force them into your mouth uncontrollably.   There, just had to get that part out.  I got this pb cookie recipe from my friend Tiffanie and sandwiched them together with a creamy pb filling to make them extra naughty.  Because around here, we love…

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
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Can you believe we’re at the end of Healthy January? And can I tell you all how badly things are going for my diet right now? Yeah, I have a batch of cinnamon rolls rising right this very minute. It’s been a very long day that was just made infinitely longer when I learned that…

Smoky Honey Mustard Pork Chops
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Okay, did you REALLY think we were going to make it through the whole month without posting two sweet treats in a row? I mean, really, who do you think we are?? Luckily for you and your diet, this recipe is surprisingly un-terrible for you. I mean, you don’t want to go out and eat…

Chocolate Shortcakes with Bananas and Caramel
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Every time I make this soup I think of this clip from Ratatouille. And it’s not because of any filthy vermin sticking their nasty paws into my soup (was anyone else grossed out by that?) It’s because of Anton Ego’s childhood flashback. I love the way his eyes get huge as it zooms him back…

Black Bean Soup
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So now that we’re about two weeks into healthy eating month, reality is setting in. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m ALL good intentions until I become pre-menstrual and mean old ladies start giving my loud children and I dirty looks at church and then I become a snivelling ball of chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-craving baby….

Healthy Eating Tips
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Science has been telling us for years (ya know, because me and science are tight) how important it is to eat a good breakfast in the morning, but for a lot of people that’s difficult for a number of reasons. A major one being that you just don’t have the time, period.   When I…

Mini Ham and Egg Cups
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As a kid, we ate a lot of tuna our house. Like if we ever said, “Hey, I’m hungry!” the automatic response was, “We have tuna and crackers in the cupboard.” Mayo optional. Suffice it to say that I wasn’t a huge fan of tuna sandwiches growing up. When I was in college and worked…

Tuna Salad
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I had a request for this tutorial, and I’ve been wanting to do it for a while now, but it kept getting put off. So today is the day! I’ve explained this so many times to people, but it’s one of those things that’s much easier to do if you have a visual example. It’s…

How To: Roast Red Peppers
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