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Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Although often associated with southern cooking, to me, homemade macaroni and cheese is the ultimate comfort food. Warm, cheesy…yum. I used to make it on the stove top with Velveeta cheese the way my mother did and I learned in home economics. In recent years, I like the extra crunch of baking it. I am […]

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Fried Green Tomatoes

As the summer growing season would end, my mom would make fried green tomatoes. During the summer, she wanted the ripe tomatoes to can, freeze and eat. However, as the season shortened, she would use the green tomatoes to dill, fry and even can to make fried green tomatoes in the winter. She always made […]

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Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Don’t you just love mushrooms? If your answer is no, are you my sister? We are mushroom fans in my house. Even my six year-old loves mushrooms…topping pizza, in soup, sauteed, marinated…she eats them all. Stuffed mushrooms are one of my family’s favorite appetizers. However, we rarely have friends over for a formal dinner or […]

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Easy Homemade Granola

I do not pay more than two dollars for a box of cereal…unless my husband is at the grocery store with me. He purports to not like “flaked” cereal, thus he is always putting some type of granola in the cart. Except on a rare occasion, the granola is much more than two dollars a […]

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Going Bananas!

It has been a very busy time here the last few weeks!  We were finally able to get spring/summer storm damage repaired including a new kitchen floor!  All the repairs are finished and things are starting to return to normal…well, normal for us. In the midst of all the chaos, I was notified that I […]

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Versatile Black Beans and Corn

What do you serve as a side dish for tacos? On the rare occasion when we make them at home, I would end up serving just the tacos and some fruit. However, I needed to make a side for a taco dinner at a church, so I came up with my own variation of the […]

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