Monthly Archives: January 2013

Lakeside Tomato Pesto Bruschetta

Last weekend, I was trying to clean out my refrigerator and use some herbs and vegetables while they were still fresh.  So, I began to create a pile on my kitchen counter of the items I needed to use in … Continue reading

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Seasoned Pork Chops

There is nothing worse than a dry, chewy pork chop that tastes like leather.  Ick!  I have had a few of those in my day.  I am always looking for a quick and easy way to improve on pork chops.  … Continue reading

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Butterscotch Pie

I was born on my grandfather’s birthday in November of 1972. Stacy Brewer, who was my maternal grandfather, a firm believer in traditional gender roles, and the unquestionable innocence of Richard M. Nixon, told my mother – when my birth … Continue reading

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Crock Pot Lasagna

Once I acclimated to life in college at Western Carolina University in the fall of 1991, I didn’t make many trips home to Wilkes County, but when I did, my mother would always ask me what I wanted for dinner.  … Continue reading

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Crock Pot Apple Crisp

Ok, it’s official!  I am obsessed with Pinterest.  I know that I have been behind everyone when it comes to this web 2.0 tool, but I knew myself well enough to know that if I got started that I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Chicken and Dumplings

No one can make chicken and dumplings like my grandmother could.  She would start with a whole chicken and let it stew all day with butter, chicken broth, salt, pepper, and flour, and then she would make her own biscuit … Continue reading

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S’Mores Cookies

One of our favorite pastimes in the spring and autumn is to build fires in the fire pit, listen to music, watch boats go up and down the lake, and relax with friends.  I always make sure to have the … Continue reading

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Tender London Broil

It’s not often that I can whip up a new meal that takes me back to my childhood in a vivid way. This London Broil recipe does just that. My mother and grandmother used to make incredible roasts, stew beef … Continue reading

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Sensational Crock Pot Ribs

I have listened to every Food Network personality explain how to make ribs. Some say to boil ribs before grilling, while others protest that boiling the ribs is not the best method of action. All the conflicting information has made … Continue reading

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All-Purpose Chicken

I am always looking for a good seasoning blend recipe to flavor chicken for a variety of purposes. This easy chicken recipe has great flavor and can be used to season chicken for Chicken Parmesan, chicken strips for a salad, … Continue reading

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