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Cottage Pie, you say?

Bake until potatoes have a golden brown crust

I have never made this before… but now I’m hooked.  This traditional style English Cottage Pie is a new family staple especially after a winter like we had this year!The recipe below is a combitnation of a few different takes on the cottage pie, with a few of my own twists through in.  Hearty, meaty and full of flavor; I hope you’ll try this recipe. Continue reading “Cottage Pie, you say?”

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Quick and Easy Tomatillo Salsa

Rick Bayless will make anyone wanna roast up a batch of tomatillos! Even someone like me that had never bought a single tomatillo.  Continue reading “Quick and Easy Tomatillo Salsa”

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Potato & Fresh Thyme Gratin

Trying out a new recipe, and something I’ve never made before, a gratin.  This recipe seems simple enough and I’ve got a 3 pound bag of Russet potatoes, so here we go! Continue reading “Potato & Fresh Thyme Gratin”

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Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili

279504720595196484_ZkHh1nut_cWinter is fast approaching… and nothing is more comforting to me than pulling out our slow cooker and all of the possibilities.  From soups to stews to mulled cider this is perhaps my favorite appliance. Continue reading “Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili”

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Better than Store-Bought Chili Seasoning…

Since discovering the ease of making my own seasonings and rubs, I have rarely purchased a store-bought packet. Continue reading “Better than Store-Bought Chili Seasoning…”

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5 ingredient Pico de Gallo

My go to for any given night is “Tex-Mex”

I say “Tex-Mex” because I am under no illusions that my version of anything “Mexican” is heavily influenced by my southern American heritage and in no way truly authentic.  That being said, I have perfected my Pico de Gallo recipe and it has become quite the staple at our home and a party/cookout favorite. Continue reading “5 ingredient Pico de Gallo”

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Quick and easy dinner with tons of flavor… Antipasto Night!

Antipasto at home!

Antipasto literally translates as “before the pasta,” or more widely, “before the meal.” But with all of the different components, textures and flavors we are usually quite satisfied with this spread as our meal.   Continue reading “Quick and easy dinner with tons of flavor… Antipasto Night!”