Monthly Archives: January 2013

A 5-Star Rated Entree Without Leaving the House


It was a nice Sunday so Mr. Special and I wanted to enjoy the outdoors. Not wanting to be in the kitchen, I decided to use the slow cooker and cook chicken that we had defrosted. What to do with … Continue reading

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Tasty Slow Cooked Beef PLUS Dessert


What may seem like a simple meal in the slow cooker can mean a tasty, special meal for two. Ingredients such as garlic, shallots, carrots and jarred piquillo peppers offers a variety of flavors in this easy slow cooked dish. … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon Means Cookies


A chilly Sunday afternoon usually means I’m in the kitchen baking a little treat for “Mr. Special” and I. So I opened the cupboards and had some yellow cake mix and a package of peanut butter cookie mix on hand. … Continue reading

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Today is National Spaghetti Day


Since today is National Spaghetti Day, here’s my FAVE! Italian Chicken Sausage Topped Quinoa Pasta  Yummy! What’s your fave spaghetti recipe?? Related articles National spaghetti day (eatocracy.cnn.com) January 4 – National Spaghetti Day (foodimentary.com) 4 Great Recipes for National Spaghetti … Continue reading

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My Recipe is in the FINALS!!


My recipe Italian Ravioli with Pesto is a Finalist  in the Tyler Florence Ultimate Wine and Food Sweepstakes !! THANKS to Everyone Who Voted for My Dish!!! So, now it’s up to Tyler Florence, himself, to review the final recipes and decide on … Continue reading

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Win Announced With LocalTV Interview


I knew that it would be different to be interviewed on TV, but it was more than different. It was such an honor and a “blast” to have Raleigh’s local station, WNCN TV-17‘s own Page Crawford interview me this morning. Page … Continue reading

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