Monthly Archives: October 2014


With the exception of baking, though measurements are included, I rarely adhere to a recipe. I cook primarily based on my senses: smell, taste, and sight which, I realize, doesn’t necessarily bode well for accuracy of measurements since I’m not actually measuring … Continue reading

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Carrabba’s Copycat Mama Mandola’s Chicken Soup

We heart Carrabba’s, BIG time. We’ve been going for years now and have yet to try a dish we haven’t liked. It’s only been in the last couple of years I’ve ordered the soup in lieu of a salad as my side, and boy, was I … Continue reading

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One Pot Garlic Pasta

My family loves them some noodles. Along with salad or some veggie, it’s a go-to side for whenever the hubby is grilling. Normally, I go the boxed noodle route, except for the past year or so, I’ve incorporated more homemade foods. When … Continue reading

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Beef & Snow Pea Stir Fry

As long as you’ve got all the ingredients on hand, this makes for a relatively easy to prepare dinner meal. With that said, it’s not everyday that I have fresh ginger or snow peas on hand so I have to … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is my preferred, above all others, chocolate chip cookie recipe. These are the cookies of my childhood. Bri asked me the other day what my favorite part was: the dough or the cookie. I love them both and cannot choose between one … Continue reading

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Wilted Cucumber Salad

I know, I know. Wilted? I debated about putting that in there, but that’s what my  mom’s recipe card reads. The trusty recipe card that’s so old it’s yellowed with time and the edges are tattered. You know those are … Continue reading

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Roasted Broccoli with Garlic

Frozen broccoli. Ugh. Snooze. Boring. Since there’s usually a bag or two in the freezer, it makes for a quick side veggie – in a pinch, but let’s be honest, it’s sad, weak, limp and mushy and you’re only eating it because … Continue reading

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