Fresh Blueberry Pie

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Sometimes, all I ever want is dessert for dinner. And that folks, is what I did tonight. I had a late lunch around 3:30. Usually, I eat at around 11:30 but that is the time my dentist appointment got over with and you aren't supposed to eat anything for an hour or until the numbing wears off. After the numbing wore off my tooth was in utter pain and I didn't feel like eating anything at all besides a piece a cake. Going to the dentist is never any fun. What is it called when you eat lunch … [Read more...]

Perfect Pie Crust Ina Garten

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Ladies and Gentleman, this is my new favorite pie crust recipe and will be my go to pie crust recipe from now on. It comes from  none other than Ina Garten, my favorite Food Network Chef.  Her new cook book comes out in September and Food Network has been showing her new shows on Sunday mornings. I even made her Blueberry pie tonight and had a piece of that before dinner. Dessert always comes first. If you have a food processor, pie crust is  super easy to make. If you don't own a food pr … [Read more...]

Whole Wheat & Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits – Ina Garten

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Your dogs will love these Whole Wheat & Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits from Ina Garten. They're just like making cookies for humans, except for dogs instead. I have two dogs and this post is about them. Both have two very different personalities. Colin is a Bishon and is very hyper. His tail is always wagging and he's always getting into food on the table. He'll look for food whenever he comes back inside to see if I've left any on the one of the tables in the dining room. Jerry Lee is … [Read more...]

Ina Garten’s Garlic Roasted Potatoes

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Do you want the perfect roasted potatoes? Well, look no further! Ina Garten's Garlic Roasted Potatoes are some of the best roasted potatoes I've made to date. I made these as a side to go a long with the Perfect Roast Chicken on Sunday night. Those two together made the perfect dinner too. I have a double oven so it's pretty easy to cook both the chicken and the potatoes at the same time. If you don't have a double oven, you could always cook the potatoes underneath the chicken in the same pan. … [Read more...]

Salmon & Guacamole Sandwiches

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I haven't made a Barefoot Contessa recipe in a long time. I did watch her episodes on Food Network, where she was staying in California for vacation. Usually I like her recipes, but I thought most of those were a little too fancy for me. Sometimes her recipes can be rather high class, but this one was just perfect! We like to keep bags of frozen salmon from Sam's Club in the freezer and they only take like 2 hours to defrost. I've been wanting to use my cast iron skillet more, but they're … [Read more...]

Winter Minestrone Soup

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I don't know about you, but I'm so sick of Winter. Where I live we have 3 seasons: Winter, Flooding, and Construction. There are huge piles of snow every where and that is finally starting to melt. I can barely see where I'm drivng, you have to keep on inching forward in your vehicle hoping that you don't get hit. I need to get a taller car some day. This will probably be my last batch of soup for awhile since the weather is starting to warm up. I love how this soup starts off with cooking … [Read more...]

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

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Don't let brussel sprouts scare you. I was scared to try them at first, and so was my husband. They stink while cooking in the oven, but in the end they still taste good. This is a really easy recipe to make if you are curious about trying brussel sprouts for the first time. Just a little olive oil, salt, and pepper, and cook them in the oven at a high temp for awhile and they taste amazing. They're so cute too, almost remind me of little baby cabbages. I'm sure bacon would make them taste even … [Read more...]

Easy Parmesan Risotto

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Wow, I was watching Food Network this morning and there are a lot of really good recipes that I want to try now. Especially all the ones that the Pioneer Woman had on her show. I have no clue where to go looking for a hamhock though, hopefully the meat department has one. I also thought that all the recipes on Ina's show looked really good too. I had all the ingredients for this one so I thought I'd give it a try. If you've ever thought that making risotto sounded intimidating well it isn't … [Read more...]