November 18, 2018

apple, orange, cranberry sauce

If you’re like me, you’re not a big fan of the cranberry sauce that magically retains the shape of the can it comes out of. After avoiding this side dish at every pertinent holiday, several years ago, I discovered a Williams-Sonoma recipe for apple, orange, cranberry sauce and my family and I have never looked back. While I’ve altered it a bit from the original, trust me when I say it’s every bit as delicious as the first year I made it. I am very thankful for this flavorful cranberry medley and think you will be too. Happy holidays!

salmon, green beans, and tomatoes

I wasn’t going to post this. It’s so easy, it’s not even a recipe. But then I figured, if I hadn’t thought of it, then maybe others hadn’t either and could benefit from having a healthy, super fast, week-night meal. So here goes…Enjoy! Ingredients: Salmon Bag of green beans Container of cherry tomatoes Salt Pepper Season All McCormick’s lemon, butter, dill flavored seafood sauce Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice the cherry tomatoes in...

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friday inspiration

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cheesy grits casserole–updated!

I posted the original cheesy grits casserole a while ago. But since it’s one of my go-to recipes that I make regularly, I started to tweak it. I now think my updated recipe makes a big difference and is even more delish than the original. Enjoy!   Ingredients: 4 cups water 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup quick-cooking grits 1 1/2 blocks of grated cheese (I used mild and sharp) 1/4 cup butter, melted 2 eggs,...

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friday inspiration

Lupita Nyong’o

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best brownies

Last Saturday I treated myself to the “chocolate brownie a-la-mode” pedicure at Spa in the Valley. It was divine! However, as a result, I was seriously jonse-ing for a real brownie when I got home, but I had no brownie mix in the house. And after this recipe, I don’t know that I will ever buy box brownies again! These were incredibly easy and quick to make and they came out delish. Thank Allrecipes....

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debt, by nina g. jones

In recognition of Valentine’s Day, tara’s take will be celebrating romantic reads for the month of February. So, in a “go big or go home” kind of way–let’s kick off the month with a review of the book Debt, by Nina G. Jones. This falls into the totally twisted category for sooo many reasons. I don’t give disclaimers on too many books, but be forewarned on this one–subject matter content is extremely intense, graphic, and...

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