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“Twisted” Italian Sausage Soup

Twisted Italian Soup I don't know about you but I love a good, stick-to-my-tummy soup on a fall or cold winter day.  Add a nice glass of wine and you won't see me until the next morning!  Here's a soup I made one day for my family while I was developing a new, whole...

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Eat in Season-It’s so good for you!

Fall is here and I for one am so excited to see it!  I love fall!  I feel almost as though it has crept upon us as quietly as the tiny caterpillar I saw squirming up the stem of my basil plant today.  Don't worry, I didn't eat him...I sent him on his way (with the...

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Chopped Sirloin with Gravy

This dish went so fast we forgot to take an actual picture of it plated properly; but man, was it good!   Chopped Sirloin with Gravy who doesn't love a good gravy?   We all had to be rolled away from the table.   Prepare the sirloin patties a day in advance and wrap...

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Collard Greens with Smoked Turkey

Although pictured here with bacon pieces I used smoked turkey.  Remember, I grew up in the South and collard greens were a staple dish on our table every Sunday and for the rest of the week until they were gone (which usually was only the next day)!   My mother...

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Summer Berry Crisp!

Berries are back!  This Berry Crisp recipe is best when made in season, but cab be just as tasty if you freeze and store your fresh berries for a winter treat and all through the year.   Fresh is best for me but feel free to use store bought berries as well.   I used...

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Rum & Cola Braised Short Ribs

Turn your favorite drink into a meal.  Sometimes I throw my hands up and just indulge in a dish that makes me want to sing and this is one of those dishes.  To try and help myself not to get too carried away I make it as an appetizer and not the main course (at least...

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