Raita Recipe

My new obsession is Indian raita. My husband and I regularly order Indian food for take-out and visit Indian restaurants, and this side dish has become almost a staple in our home and I now eat it with everything. I initially ate it with only spicy dishes to cool the palate, and now I use […]

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Winter Beef Barley Soup

Ingredients 2 lbs Chuck roast, cubed 2 tbs olive oil 3 large carrots, sliced 1 onion, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 2 tbs Gravy Master 6 oz tomato paste 2 tbs flour 16 c. beef broth 12 oz frozen cut green beans 12 oz frozen peas 12 oz frozen corn 2 potatoes, diced 1 c. […]

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A Slow Start to the Christmas Season…

Can you believe it is already December 8th? It’s been almost a month since I have posted anything on my blog, and it feels bittersweet. Sometimes it’s nice to unplug for a while and really enjoy the moments that I am experiencing, but writing here is one of my favorite hobbies and I miss posting. […]

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Thanksgiving Menu Essential: Homemade Pumpkin Pie

It is very easy and convenient to buy pumpkin purée, add some spices, throw it into a pie crust, and call it a day. However, it is also easy to make homemade pumpkin pie. Don’t be intimidated! Plus, if you’re like my family, you have a whole bunch of sugar pumpkins around just waiting to […]

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Braised Short Ribs

There is nothing better than delicious comfort food on a chilly or cold day. Braised short ribs are one of my favorite meals, and I wanted to share my recipe. Enjoy! Ingredients 5 lbs short ribs 1 lbs button mushrooms, cleaned and halved 5 stalks of celery, sliced 1 lbs carrots, sliced 14 oz frozen […]

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Roasted Delicata Squash

I am always looking for new side dishes, and I am so glad I tried out delicata squash! I’m a fan of squash in general, but sometimes I get tired of plain butternut squash. Plus, it’s not the easiest to cut up. I usually wind up buying it already cubed. This past week delicata squash […]

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Game Day Chili & Charcuterie Board

I’m not sure if there’s anything as yummy as a bowl of warm chili on a cool autumn day. For some reason, it just feels right. Plus, chili is the perfect addition to football season! With all of that being said, I wanted to share my chili recipe and topping charcuterie platter on my blog. […]

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Trader Joe’s Fall Haul 2021

It’s that time of year again, folks! Trader Joe’s has released their seasonal fall treats and I couldn’t wait to try everything! Last year was the first time I ever tried some of the fall goodies at Trader Joe’s, and I was immediately hooked. This year I was sad to see some of my favorite […]

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Cherry Tomato & Sausage Orecchiette

I have been dying to experiment with making new pasta dishes and I am so excited to share this recipe with you all! In addition to being a delicious dish, this Cherry Tomato & Sausage Orecchiette presents beautifully and is perfect for guests or a quiet night in with some wine. Ingredients 1 lbs orecchiette […]

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Easy Lemon Vinaigrette

It all started when I was ten years old and fell in love with lemons… Just kidding! Here’s the recipe for my easy and delicious lemon vinaigrette: Ingredients 1/2 c. olive oil Zest of one lemon Juice of two lemons 2 tsp sugar 1/4 tsp dijon mustard 1/4 tsp salt 1/8 tsp black pepper 3 […]

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