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Ragu from the side
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Ragu Bolognese

As usual I was sitting at the kitchen table/ photography studio/ laptop desk when Emery had ran to Food Lion to grab us some toilet paper, eggs, and cat food.  Yes folks, these are our essentials. Anywho, my phone buzzed letting me know I had a text message.  If I would ever take it off vibrate, then I’m sure my...

Carbonara fork
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Spaghetti alla carbonara

Rich and creamy Spaghetti alla carbonara is a decadent pasta dish. Warning! Will induce a lovely warm carbohydrate food coma in your belly after inhaling. Please have a comfortable chair or sofa ready for napping. Typically, most recipes you find won’t contain onions or heavy cream, but I love both, so guess what my recipe has in it? Yep, onions...

apple cake piece up close
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Apples and spice bundt cake

Sitting in front of a window, draped with a blanket watching the snow fall with a piece of this Apples and spice bundt and a hot cup of coffee sounds perfect. I have cake. I have coffee. I don’t have snow, well not yet. One of the things I love about this cake is it’s not only perfect for Fall,...

Fruitcake with apples and brandy sundae
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Fruitcake with apple brandy sundae

The unloved holiday cake, fruitcake. While at the grocery store shortly after Christmas I noticed the familiar brick shaped block by the checkout, and I just had to have it.  So I did. One slice in, and I was done. Poor fruitcake.  I do like you, but not as much as I hoped to.  You’re filled with candied fruit and...

fried rice big bowl
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Bacon and vegetable fried rice

We’ve got too much bacon!  I’m not complaining, I was just stating a fact.  I love bacon.  I also love fried rice.  Both of these two things aren’t healthy, but so good together. I attempted to balance out some of the fat from the bacon by adding some aromatic vegetables, soy sauce, and sesame oil. This recipe was actually inspired...

Spaghetti alla puttanesca bowl 2
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Spaghetti alla puttanesca

I love olives. Olive’s love me too. If they didn’t then how come they taste so good in this dish? Toss those yummy olives with some capers, garlic, tomatoes, and anchovies and you have something incredible begging for a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese on top. Does it need the Parmesan? No, but at that point, why would you punk out?...

las-vegas-553612_1280
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Traveling Alone?

Although right now I’m at home I was recently traveling for work, and I traveled alone.  At first it was an exciting idea, but soon I missed home.  The hotels I stayed at became crash pads where I’d grab something to eat after work and usually bring it back to the hotel, eat, shower, watch tv, and go to sleep....

chicken noodle soup bowl
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Classic chicken noodle soup

Mmmm… it’s soup time I know, that chicken noodle soup can make anyone feel better.  There’s something magical about it.  What it is, I don’t know, but what I can confirm is that it works. Although right now I haven’t had a cold this year ( knock on wood) I still appreciate the warm and comforting feeling that soup brings....

Chef Emery Bowser II
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Friday’s Feature of the Week: Chef Emery Bowser

“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it, Winston Churchill’s famous one liner. The real question is who’s history? With Chef Emery Bowser his attention to detail, the necessity to be creative, and inquisitive personality was all the right foundation blocks to spawn a Chef in the making, even as a young lad. Family history can...

hot toddy from top
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Apple brandy hot toddy

Baby, it’s cold outside. When the weather turns colder outside I tend to navigate towards traditional winter recipes that are comforting, and make me feel warm inside, like soup, stews, and casseroles.  However, food isn’t the only recipe I’ll whip up. I love a good cocktail, and the apple brandy hot totty hits the spot. Many moons ago, my ex-boyfriend’s family would...

stuffed tofu b
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Stuffed Tofu

My how our tastes change as we get older. When I was a younger, my mom would make these, and I remember sticking my nose up at them. It wasn’t my cup of tea, regardless of how much I wanted to like them. So, when my mom suggested that I make stuffed tofu for the blog, I was a little...

spices
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Homemade Poultry Seasoning

Mmm… Chicken and dumplings, daddy style. I was trying to recreate my dad’s chicken and dumplings recipe with some leftover chicken, and everything looked great, but it didn’t taste right, so I called my dad. “I’m trying to make chicken soup like yours, but it doesn’t taste right. Got a minute to help?” “Sure Hun, what have you put in...

Blog: Pinch of Yum
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Feature of the week & Interview! Pinch of Yum

Feature of the Week:   This week’s is a blog, and not any blog,but my favorite food blog! I love food & since I also love blogging I thought why not share both those things with other bloggers who bring me inspiration.  I see other bloggers who just list blogs or links to recipes on another blogger’s website.  That’s no bueno!...

breakfast quesadilla
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Loaded breakfast quesadilla

Breakfast food is probably my favorite. Eggs are delicious any time of the day. Put them together with a whole wheat tortilla, and we have finger food that’s perfect as the last breakfast before my yearly tradition of starting a diet on the day after New Year’s. Can I get a what-what? Let me tell you that I didn’t hold...

prime rib hash
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Prime rib and potato hash

Hash with eggs? Come on, who doesn’t love a little carmelization to an already decadent piece of piece meat chopped up with soft runny eggs, and served with buttered toast? Vegetarians, that’s who. Thankfully for you and me, I’m not a vegetarian today! Today is hash! Not just any hash, but prime rib hash! Doesn’t someone somewhere say something like…...

brie with preserves
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Brie and raspberry preserve in puff pastry cups

Individual brie en croute?  Yes, it’s possible, and in these little puff pastry cups they’re the perfect size as a appetizer for a party, tea time, or as a gift for a dear friend. Puffy pillows with crunchy tops filled with buttery brie cheese make for an interesting texture turned complex flavor with the sweetness of the raspberry preserves.  No...

gingerbread
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Gingerbread People

Run, run as fast as you can!  You can’t catch me.  I’m the gingerbread, ummm…people?  I bet you thought I was going to say man, huh? I could have, but I wanted to give a little nod out to us girls.  After all, there wouldn’t be men without a woman first to make a baby, that baby growing up into...

fudge from the top
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Easy two Ingredient Fudge

This incredibly rich, smooth, and silky fudge recipe is so simple to make that you’ll never think that you can’t make fudge again.  Previously, as an inadequate fudge maker; I know the pains of fudge making, and the broken heart it can cause.  I’m talking about homemade fudge that turns out as frosting, has a gritty texture, or comes out so hard...