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Eggs!  Eggs have become one of my new best friends since I started eating for two.  While frozen chicken breasts and pork chops languish undisturbed in my freezer for months, I’m getting my protein fill from breakfast foods.  And seeing as how I’ve been in love with Mexican food my whole life and now even more than EVER, Mexican eggs sounded like a scrumptious dinner treat.     They were.  They are.  We ate it.  It’s gone.  It was delicious.   And.  I poached my very...

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As much as I love rolling up my sleeves and digging my hands into a sticky yeast dough or bringing out the rolling pin to turn butter and flour into a delicate pastry, I don’t always have time for these things.  These days it’s not only time but energy that is keeping me from some of my favorites.  Luckily, I’ve always been an “eater” who can find pleasure in many different styles of cuisine.   So here’s where I found myself Sunday night: on the couch with my husband, my feet ...

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Just in case you were needing an excuse to throw together those homemade Almost-Famous Cheddar Biscuits, there are these chicken skewers.  They are what I used to justify the need for biscuits as part of my meal.     This chicken has good flavor, but it didn't wow the socks off anyone.  They're tangy and limey, and frankly mostly fun to look like at all scattered on the platter.  But ultimately, I say, "Pass the biscuits, please."   Margarita Chicken Skewers Originally from foodnetwork.com...

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This is not the first time I’ve worked with a copy-cat recipe for Red Lobster’s famous biscuits.  Having had only two Red Lobster experiences, with about 11 years in between, I never had much of an impression one way or another about their biscuits.  But I’m up for trying almost anything that the general public raves about (um, except meat slathered in gravy, green bean casserole or most potluck foods.  Okay).     My first attempt at a copy-cat recipe came from allrecipes.com a...

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About a month ago I made the WORST RISOTTO EVER.  I did something I rarely do and believed someone when they said a recipe was just as good as the original when done in the slow-cooker.  I was skeptical, but thought this could be a great time-saver.  So one Sunday morning I pulled the crockpot out and left it to work its risotto magic while I went off to church.  The result was that I served up saffron and white wine GLUE to a friend.   I was left both with a sense of disappointment and...

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Promise me when you make these pancakes, because you ARE going to make these pancakes, you will not skip out on making the vanilla custard sauce as well.  Take or leave the cinnamon sugar butter, but not the vanilla custard sauce.  Well, okay, maybe the cinnamon sugar butter is amazing but I wouldn’t know.  It seemed like a lot of fuss when I could just as easily spread butter on each hot pancake and then simply sprinkle cinnamon sugar over this.  But maybe I’m being simplistic.   ...

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Now remember those delectable little pumpkin rolls?  You know, the recipe that yielded 36 whole rolls?  Well, I promised you that they could come in handy later on.     Like later on when you are getting ready for a Saturday morning brunch and you realize you have EVERY ingredient on hand to try out a new Upside-Down Orange French Toast recipe ... except the french bread that is called for.  Well, I've never met an orange flavor that couldn't handle a little bit of pumpkin so the solution w...

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Lately, I’ve got a few too many people in my life calling me a food snob.  Okay, so maybe I do believe a wedge of quality brie, camembert, or port salut will top a slice of American EVERY day.  And maybe it’s true that I’ve been known to say something along the lines of, “People who consider lasagna a company meal must live sad, culinary lives.”  And maybe I’ve turned up my nose at many a greasy burger or gravy covered chunk of meat.  Well, OKAY, maybe I do like the finer si...

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Wow.  Just wow.  When I took my first bite of my first dreamy scone I wanted to cry it was so delicious.  And then when I took my second bite of this flaky goodness and thought about the fact that I’ve been holding out on trying this recipe for almost exactly three years I wanted to cry all over again.  But I didn’t.  I just kept eating to make sure that I got my fair sure of Saturday scones before the Hoover Vacuum next to me successfully inhaled both his share and mine.  (It’...

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Happy Thanksgiving!  (And a non-Thanksgiving dish for you ...)   I’m in love with orecchiette.  Something about then looks so much more elegant and enticing than say elbow macaroni or mostaccioli.  It’s possible that I choose recipes just for their inclusion of this sweet little ear-shaped pasta.  I don’t know why I do this, though, because I have NEVER once found orecchiette at any of my grocery stores.  They are simply nonexistent.  There is cavatelli, shells, linguine, fe...

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