We get loads of requests for meatless meals.  Both from those avoiding meat for dietary reasons, and more commonly for those trying to incorporate meatless meals for budget purposes.  I’m not gonna lie- I like meat.  A lot.  Which is why it takes a really great meatless meal to make me happy and this one…

Southwest Stuffed Bell Peppers
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So I’m sure lots of you are familiar with that apple butter pork loin recipe–it seems like it is one of those recipes like funeral potatoes (cheesy hashbrown casserole, if you’re not familiar with the lingo) that everyone has and no one knows where it came from. I’ll be honest. I want to like it…

Apple Butter Pork Chops
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Can anything that hangs on a ribbon or string be called a bunting?  It seems as though the term is used quite liberally in crafting circles, so I say yes 🙂 (ooh- garland!  Thanks for reminding me of that word in the comments that I couldn’t think of at 11pm when I wrote this! lol)…

Weekend Crafting: Valentine Heart & Ribbon Garland
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I have an obsession with wreaths lately.  I think it’s because they’re generally a doable project for me.  See, I’m sort of short-term crafter.  I like projects that I can look at, say “hey that’s cute”, go out and buy some stuff, and have it made and displayed the next day.  Any more than that…

Weekend Crafting: Valentine Rosette Wreath
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One of my most favorite meals in the whole world is a grilled steak (like a really really great steak) topped high with a pile of sweet caramelized onions.  Oh I’m thinking about it now, at 11pm, wishing I had one in front of me.  I have issues.  I should go get in bed, not…

How To: Caramelize Onions
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Every year about 3 days before the Super Bowl we start getting emails and comments asking when we’re doing a post about football party food.  And every year we say, “shoot, ya we should do that!”  So this year I actually thought about it ahead of time and put it on our calender so we…

Chili Con Queso Dip
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I discovered this recipe a few years ago when I was kind feeling lost in my life, a few months before Sara and I started this blog. It quickly became one of my favorites, something easy and yummy I could throw together for company and a little different from my old-standby Spaghetti and Meatballs. I’ve…

Linguine with Italian Turkey Meatballs
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So Kate and I both got big brown boxes in the mail yesterday     Big brown boxes filled with other boxes, filled with stacks of heavy things wrapped in brown paper.     I know, the suspense is killing you right?   It’s our boooook! We each got a shipment of advanced copies.    …

A Sneak Peek!
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One of the things I always have on hand at my house is a variety of citrus fruits.   I use lemons and limes all the time to perk up both sweet and savory dishes.  Another trick is to use oranges and grapefruits in your cooking.  It’s a healthy way to brighten everyday foods and it…

How To: Segment Citrus Fruit
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I love January. I know some people get the post-Christmas blues, but as much as I love the holiday season, I also love when it’s over. I always feel invigorated and renewed and full of motivation and energy to take on new projects, new hobbies, and new resolutions. Almost everyone I know makes a goal…

Healthy Food for the New Year
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Here’s some of our favorite appetizers to ring in the new year.  Happy 2011 to all of you!

New Year's Eve Appetizers
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This dip is full of things that are good (or at least not bad!) for you–hummus, light cream cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes, chopped Kalamata olives, green onions, feta cheese, and a sprinkling of parsley. Plus, you can either scoop it up with whole-wheat pita chips or even vegetables. It’s a great variation of the classic Mexican 7-layer…

7-Layer Greek Dip
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