Monthly Archives: September 2011

Swedish Meatballs

There are days when I wish I lived closer to an IKEA just so I could get some Swedish meatballs. Isn’t that the saddest thing you’ve ever heard? I mean they are pretty good but I know the sauce comes … Continue reading

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Menu: 9/24-10/1

I can’t believe this week ushers in October! I am keeping the menu plan simple again this week, since our lives are still pretty chaotic. Happy Fall! – Beer Battered Fish and Chips – Lemon Ginger Noodles – Chicken with … Continue reading

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Prosciutto and Fontina Pinwheels

Another great recipe thanks to A Taste of Home Cookings recipe swap! My husband and I actually don’t care for deli ham so when I first got this recipe I was a little worried. Then I realized that prosciutto is … Continue reading

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French Onion Soup

With Fall fast approaching I have been craving anything to do with soup! One thing you will definitely know how to make when you leave cooking school is French Onion Soup. I’ve made it several times in cooking classes now … Continue reading

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Curried Corn

There are so many things about culinary school that I love. I’ve made some amazing friends who are just as passionate about food as I am. I’ve also been blessed to learn under Chefs who I really admire and respect. … Continue reading

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Menu: 9/18-9/24

I’m gonna warn you, this week will be hectic, as the surgery we were planning on for last week has been moved to this week. So with hubby in the hospital, my cooking will be limited. Hopefully we are in … Continue reading

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Steak with Garlic Herb Butter

A couple of months ago, I found this great website called Steamy Kitchen. Not only is the woman hilarious but she really knows her stuff too. So I was excited to see a method on her website for making a … Continue reading

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Pan Fried Cod with Cilantro Chile Relish

I got a great deal on frozen cod fillets at Sams the other day. I love cod! It’s a beautiful mild flaky fish and it is fantastic for frying. Since I wasn’t in the mood for fish and chips I … Continue reading

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Fried Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

I’m going to sound like I’m just making excuses, but we rarely fry food. (It’s true!) I can’t stand the way it makes my house smell, not to mention sometimes you just feel terrible afterwards. I was willing to look … Continue reading

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Menu: 9/11-9/17

It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to a close. Even though it’s still hot here in Florida, you can almost smell Fall in the air! I’m really looking forward to making soups and baking anything and everything pumpkin. … Continue reading

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Shrimp Salad

I’ve always wanted to try a lobster roll but finding lobster that doesn’t cost a fortune in Florida is just craziness. Besides, if I am buying and preparing lobster, do I really want to cover it in mayo and slap … Continue reading

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Asian Lettuce Wraps

I love changing up the standard idea of dinner. Who doesn’t love the idea of eating a giant appetizer for dinner!? Even if you are a diehard fan of the meat, potato and vegetable dinner, I still think that you … Continue reading

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Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars

So here I sit trying to describe these lovely little bars. Are they really cheesecake? No. They aren’t even labor intensive, so you almost feel guilty when everyone is gobbling them up and asking how you made them. The cinnamony, … Continue reading

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Menu: 9/4-9/10

Last week was a terrible week for a menu plan! Our air conditioning went out and we had several last-minute change of plans. Thankfully we relied on some old standbys to get us through the week. I’m looking forward to … Continue reading

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