Category Archives: Food

Haggis Pie

Tonight is Burns Night!.  A celebration of the life and works of Scottish poet Robert Burns, though often an excuse to eat haggis and drink whiskey.  Over the past few years my Burns Night recipes (brownies and squash) have focused … Continue reading

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Sauerkraut

Hubs doesn’t really cook (I had to inform him that you had to add meat to a can of Manwich to make sloppy joes).  He can cook (recently when I was away for week he cooked most nights), he just doesn’t … Continue reading

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Mini Meatloaves

If you’ve read my blog for a while, you’ll probably have noticed that I like the freeze things.  Partly because it helps me deal with recipes that usually serve four, when it is just us two; but also because it … Continue reading

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Update: Tony the Tiger Bites

Roast lamb is a traditional Easter meal.  Now I know what you are thinking, that’s not a picture of a lamb dinner up there, but there is a connection.  As a kid, my mom had a cast iron cake pans, … Continue reading

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Guinness Braised Corned Beef

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Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Ok, ok, with the exception of the Guinness, this dish isn’t really consumed in Ireland.  Corned beef became popular with Irish-Americans in the late 19th century when it was available from Jewish butchers and seen as … Continue reading

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Tartiflette

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Tartiflette.  This recipe is inspired by our ski trips to France, where we always have a ‘cheese meal.’  This particular gooey cheese dish is common fare in Alpine ski towns and a great meal to have after a day on the … Continue reading

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Scotch Squash

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It’s that time of year again!  Burns Night is approaching!  A night to celebrate the works of Scottish poet Robert Burns; but for most of the people I know, it is a night for drinking. Last year I made a … Continue reading

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Oven Pulled Pork

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When we lived in Fairfax we’d often visit family about two hours south in Richmond, VA.  We always tried to plan our trips for Saturdays so that we could stop off at our favorite BBQ joint, Allmans, in Fredericksburg (the halfway … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

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At Christmas, dessert is always a cookie tray that my Mom puts together.  (Oh yeah, we still had cake, and there were brownies; but the main focus of dessert were the cookies.)  The selection varies each year with a mix … Continue reading

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Bonfire Bites

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The 5th of November is Bonfire Night.  Where communities across the UK light old furniture on fire because they’re too lazy to take it to the tip (or dump), and set off fireworks.  Well, that’s an over-simplification and an explanation … Continue reading

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S’more Brownie

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Oooops! I went the entire month of August with out a blog post.  Well, I guess that is an indication of how busy August was for us.  So, while the astronomical summer has not yet ended.  Too many of us, … Continue reading

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Cheez-It Crusted Chicken

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This recipe (like my Fails!: Ranch Potato Crisps) is also based on the Let’s Dish meal we used to get when we lived back in Virginia; except this one turned out successfully when I made it without their instructions.  While, … Continue reading

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Jamie’s Money Saving Kebabs

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Kebabs sure are tasty, especially after a night out at the pub!  But their isn’t any fooling yourself, they aren’t very good for you.  Especially the ‘mystery-meat’ doner types.  The worst is when you walk by a kebab shop during … Continue reading

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FAILS!: Ranch Potato Crisps

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When Hubs walked through the door the other night after work, he called out that dinner smelled good.  He often enters the house this way (it’s either because I’m such a good cook… or it’s a self-preservation instinct to ensure future … Continue reading

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Stuffed French Toast

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I’ve made these to replace the french toast sticks I used to buy in supermarkets back in the States.  [It is also a really good way to use up stale bread!].  Since they are baked in the oven (I’m going to … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Shepherd’s Pie

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!  (And a three day late Pi Day!) I know many of you out there did your celebrating over the weekend, but here is a recipe to close out your festivities. As I thought about what to … Continue reading

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Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast Cups

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Happy Birthday Dr Seuss! Theodore Seuss Geisel was born 110 years ago today.  In honor of his birthday, and to celebrate children’s literacy, schools through out the United States will be celebrating with Read Across America when school resumes tomorrow. … Continue reading

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Tony the Tiger Bites

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I love the Olympics!  I could watch events all day.  And while that joy comes around every two years; I have to say that I’m particularly partial to the Winter Games, so that true joy really only comes every four … Continue reading

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Chocolate Lava Cakes

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Do you know what they only thing better than chocolate is?  Warm Chocolate! (brownies fresh out of the oven, hot cocoa, hot fudge)  Are you still going to argue with me about this?  So with the approach of Valentine’s Day, … Continue reading

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Burns Night Brownies

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January 25th is Burn’s Night in Scotland, with many celebrations across the United Kingdom.  It is a night that celebrates the life and works of Robert ‘Rabbie’ Burns; the mid to late-18th century Scottish poet.  Considered the national bard of … Continue reading

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FAIL!: Buffalo Chicken Flautas

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I’m starting a new section on the blog, it’s called FAILS!  It’s when a recipe that I was fairly confident would be tasty – so confident that I start the blog post before the dish is finished – turns out … Continue reading

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Life’s Still Not Filled With Gourmet Dinners

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If your a regular food blog reader (like me) it’s easy to get jealous.  Back in Virginia, when I taught full time, about once a month there would come a time (usually around 4pm – at work since 6am) when … Continue reading

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Breakfast Casserole

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Happy New Year!  I always loved celebrating the new year with a brunch.  There was a restaurant in Reston, VA that gave you a discount on New Year’s Day brunch if you came in your pajamas, but I was never … Continue reading

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Christmas Flapjack

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I bet all of you States-side were expecting a picture of pancakes!  Over here a flapjack is a very similar to a chewy granola bar.  They are commonly found under a cake stand at checkout in coffee houses or wrapped … Continue reading

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Pilgrim Pasty

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In a few days, many of you stateside will be inundated with Thanksgiving leftovers; whether you cooked the meal yourself or sent home with food from your hosts who want their fridge space back (you lucky ducks!).  I love Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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