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Apple Crisp

by TT May 5th, 2010| Desserts, Recipes
Ever since I was a child, I have enjoyed homemade apple crisp.  Growing up in New England, I was fortunate to enjoy the fall with freshly picked apples and usually batches of hot from the oven apple crisp.  Although my mom wasn't necessarily an avid baker, she did enjoy making

JP’s Marinara

by TT April 30th, 2010| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
It's April vacation week in our state, so the kids have had a relaxing week.  With no school there also has been no gymnastics, no track practice, no conditioning sessions, no dinner has to be served at an exact time to meet our schedules' needs.  Of course, that doesn't

Oven Baked Burritos

by TT April 21st, 2010| Main Dishes, Recipes
One of the great things about having access to a grocery store with a fabulous butcher is the amazing variety of meats we can purchase.  When we first visited this grocery store, we were excited to see sections for lamb and veal, each of which were as big as the

Yogurt & Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

by TT April 19th, 2010| Breads, Recipes
Sometimes recipes are created because of the ingredients that happen to be in my kitchen.  This recipe is the perfect example of that.  Yesterday afternoon I noticed that the two bananas remaining from a recent shopping trip were very ripe.  I also knew that most likely they wouldn't be eaten

Simple Cheese Sauce

by TT April 16th, 2010| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
On Wednesday I posted the recipe for Black Bean & Beef Nachos.  In the directions, I noted that you can top the nachos with either shredded cheese or cheese sauce.  As observant readers would have noticed in the picture, the kids opted for a cheese sauce topping on their

Black Bean & Beef Nachos

by TT April 14th, 2010| Appetizers, Recipes
Some nights the dinner menu is based on the weather, such as serving homemade soup and bread on a cold, dreary day.  Other nights the menu is based on our schedules.  If we have a night where everyone is running in opposite directions, a simple crockpot dinner may be in

Greek Pockets

by TT April 12th, 2010| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday
It's Monday, and as such I am creating tonight's tapas menu.  While doing this, I realized that I had published only one of the two recipes that I created for our menu two weeks ago.  Having already shared the recipe for Eggplant Rolls, it certainly is time to share

Oreo Ice Cream Pie

by TT April 9th, 2010| Desserts, Recipes
We hosted Easter brunch at our house last weekend.  With a group of twelve, there was plenty of food to share.  Mini quiches, lemon poppy seed bread, roasted asparagus, fruit salad, maple glazed sweet potatoes, and ham were served for our early afternoon meal.  Having filled our stomachs sufficiently and

Eggplant Rolls

by TT April 7th, 2010| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday
Although there were five Mondays in the month of March, there were only two Tapas Mondays at our house.  Due to a hectic business schedule, only the first and last Mondays were available for such a designation.  While I could be an independent woman and eat tapas alone at 9:00,

Sugar Biscuits

by TT April 2nd, 2010| Breads, Recipes
We celebrated my husband's birthday this past Sunday evening, which meant that he chose the entire menu.  It was a simple menu: grilled steaks topped with butter, broccoli, and Caesar salad.  I asked if he wanted some sort of starch, and he requested sugar biscuits.  That is where the simple

Pear & Cheese – Version 2

by TT March 31st, 2010| Appetizers, Recipes
As I mentioned in my previous recipe (uniquely titled Pear & Cheese - Version 1), this past Sunday we had a big dinner planned for that evening but were hungry hours before mealtime.  In order to curb our appetite, I created two different pear and cheese appetizers.

I found that

Pear & Cheese – Version 1

by TT March 29th, 2010| Appetizers, Recipes
I should first mention that my husband returned home from his 17 days of business travel on Friday night.  Not only did he make it home, but he made it home early!  Granted, it was only by 10 minutes, but it was nice nonetheless.

Although it could have seemed a reason
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