Author Archives: Angie

Carrabba’s Copycat Sogna Di Cioccolata “Chocolate Dream”

The number 1 searched recipe on this site on any given day, regardless of season, is single handedly Carrabba’s copycat Mama Mandola’s chicken soup. Hands down. I’m predicting this recipe may very well give the soup a run for it’s … Continue reading

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Brisket Topped Burgers

Just looking at this picture makes me want one of these burgers, that & I haven’t had lunch. From the power (read: suggestion) of YouTube, my husband came across this recipe & tweaked it to make it his own. This … Continue reading

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Coffee Cake Cookies

The high temperature was set for cold, blustery, & snowy 28 degrees today and while the closest I got to venturing outside was letting the dogs in & out, I’m fairly sure the wind chill prohibited it from getting anywhere … Continue reading

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Spicy Green Beans

What’s there to say? I love me some spicy green beans & they went perfectly with the Katsudan pork cutlet & rice bowls I made for dinner tonight. Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb fresh green beans, trimmed 1/2 cup sliced almonds … Continue reading

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Easy Peasy (no knead) Peasant Bread

Winter is notorious for soup & as of late, we’ve had our fair share. And what better side to serve with a bowl of soup than some homemade fresh bread. Normally, if I know the day before I’ll be making … Continue reading

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Aunt Karen’s Shepherd Pie

Forgive the picture. We’d already eaten & I’d forgotten to take a picture of it served on a plate so had to compromise & use what was left in the dish. Shepherds Pie is one of those dishes I’ve heard … Continue reading

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Books I Read In 2021 (and my fave five)

On occasion, people will ask me for book recommendations & while I’m willing to oblige, it’s not without slight reservation. To me, books fall into the same categories as food & music. What I like, piques my interest, or resonates … Continue reading

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World Peace Cookies

I’ve heard of these cookies for years & while I’ve never had one nor made them until now, I wish I had done it sooner. Like every year, I set out on a quest for a new Christmas cookie & … Continue reading

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French Vanilla Sables

‘Tis the season where the big blue tin of assorted butter cookies makes an appearance; unless, you find a recipe & opt to make them yourself. The latter is always a win in my book. Ingredients: 1 cup unsalted butter, … Continue reading

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Classic Bran Muffins

I recently listened to an audiobook on women’s health by a doctor who reported how most women don’t typically consume the recommended daily amount of dietary fiber of 25 – 30 grams per day. Truth be told, I’ve never stopped … Continue reading

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