Category Archives: bacon

Olive Broils

I’m always on the lookout for appetizer recipes that are quick and easy crowd pleasers. Ann has been making these simple Olive Broils for years and they are always a hit. She has gotten creative and substitutes various ingredients – … Continue reading

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Macaroni & Cheese, Take Two

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that I was putting together some freezer meals, including Meatballs Stroganoff.  One of the other meals I made was Macaroni & Cheese.  At the last minute, I opted to try a new Mac … Continue reading

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Throw Together Pasta: Version 3

We do love our pasta around here, and I’m all about putting together meals with food we’ve already got on hand, even when we have house guests.  My mom and aunt were visiting again, and last time, I made butternut … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: B Spot

I’m a big fan of Michael Symon – you may know him as the first winner of The Next Iron Chef, but he was a well-known and well-loved member of the Cleveland food scene long before his Food Network fame.  … Continue reading

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Split Pea Soup

Watching Food Network with Andrew’s stepmom Ann is always fun – we get ideas, chat about recipes we’ve made lately, and plan meals for the following week.  Recently we saw an episode of Sunny Anderson’s show, Cooking For Real.  I … Continue reading

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Cheddar Bacon Mashed Potatoes

It’s a simple fact that I am a carb girl.  I love my pasta, my bread, my rice…and my potatoes.  Oh, potatoes, how I love thee.  Let me count the ways.  Baked, scalloped, french fried, roasted, MASHED.  Let’s stop there.  … Continue reading

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Throw Together Pasta: Version 2

You know I love my pasta, and you may even know that I’m good at throwing things together at the last minute. What you may not know is that I put together a random pasta dish almost every week, and … Continue reading

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