Category Archives: pantry chef

Nanaimo Bars

Oh boy. Let me preface this post by saying that nanaimo bars (say it “nah-nee-moh”) are completely addictive. If you’re looking for a new no-bake treat, this is a surefire winner. I had all the ingredients on hand in my … Continue reading

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Homemade Pizza

Well, it’s been quite a hiatus.  Chaos has reined in my household for the past month, and hopefully things are starting to calm down.  I’d love to say I’ll get back to consistent, frequent blogging right away, but I’m not … Continue reading

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Peek Into My Pantry!

Happy Friday!  It has been a long week and I have been extremely negligent of TPF lately – my apologies!  I am making Beef with Broccoli for dinner tonight – my version of the Chinese takeout classic, and a new … Continue reading

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Snacks for Dinner – A Kid Friendly Version

I love making snacks for dinner.  Or appetizers for dinner.  Basically you make a bunch of “picky” dishes and then eat a little of this, a little of that…until you’re stuffed!  Andrew and I were baby-sitting his cousins for a … 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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Rice Pudding

This photo didn’t come out that great, but rice pudding is so creamy and so…uncolorful…that it was tough to get a good picture!  What I love about this recipe is that you most likely have all the ingredients in your … 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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Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

Some people are scared of cooking seafood at home.  They may not have grown up in a family that ate seafood, they may dislike the smell of fish cooking, or they may not realize the vast benefits of adding fish to … Continue reading

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Buttermilk Quick Bread

There are so many food blogs out there that it’s hard to keep track of all the ones I want to read and all the recipes I want to make. Sometimes, a post catches my eye, and I end up … 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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