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Ina’s Meatloaf

Meatloaf is total comfort food.  Perfect for a chilly night.  And it’s easy to make, which is a total bonus.  While we love fancy stuffed meatloaf in this house, the traditional, slathered-in-ketchup kind has it’s place.  Ina’s is my fave. You will need: 1 tablespoon good olive oil 3 cups chopped yellow onions (3 onions) […]

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Ina’s Chocolate Cake

When I had heaps of raspberry Swiss meringue buttercream icing left over from my festive Fourth of July cupcakes, I decided to bake again, this time a cake for a dinner party.  I thought chocolate would be heavenly with the fluffy sweetness of the raspberry icing, and man was I right.  I am consistently thrilled […]

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Creamy Parmesan Polenta

I always love ordering polenta at restaurants but have actually never made it myself.  This idea seems crazy to me, since it’s not a complicated dish and the simple fact that it is oh so delicious!  After a friend of mine asked if I had any good recipes for polenta and if I could blog […]

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I’ll take my beef wrapped in bacon…

What is it about us Americans anyway?!  The more excessive we can be, the better…especially when it comes to food.  But in this case, I shouldn’t make fun, because Omaha Steaks’ bacon-wrapped filets are ahhhh-mazing.  I decided to cook a nice Sunday dinner and had fun spending the evening in my kitchen.  I picked 2 […]

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Roasted Chicken Thighs with Couscous

After a long day of work Thursday I still wanted to cook dinner, but didn’t want to be in the kitchen for too long, I was much too hungry.  I had defrosted a 4-pack of bone-in chicken thighs from Costco, so I decided to make those with my new favorite couscous recipe, thanks to my […]

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