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Pimento Cheese

Every so often I get a taste of something that captivates my taste buds beyond redemption. Infatuation. Obsession. All-consuming passion. This weekend, I fell under the spell of pimento cheese. I was served a pimento cheese appetizer with house-made bread and butter pickles at a rehearsal dinner on Friday night and ate not only my […]

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Avocado Chimichurri

  Christmas may be heralded as the most wonderful time of the year, but I think that’s pretty unfair to spring. Oh spring. I’m so glad you’ve arrived. The sun is still up when I get home and we have a couple of hours of daylight left to grill on the patio and catch up, […]

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Chili with Roasted Butternut Squash

As winter continues to chill us to the core, I feel sufficiently protected through my five layers of clothing to break out the food puns. Thus: chili. Because I’m chilly.  I can hear your giggles from all the way over here.  We had a perfectly relaxing weekend night at home a couple of weeks ago. […]

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Black bean, sweet potato, ham, and tomato breakfast skillet

Disclaimer: I was given free product to use from Petit Jean Meats. All opinions are my own.  As we just returned from our big Europe trip last Thursday, we weren’t quite ready to venture out for holiday shopping the second weekend of December. That left last weekend – otherwise known as the last shopping weekend […]

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Herbed Potato Crisps with Asiago, Bacon, and Honey

Disclaimer: I was given free Asiago cheese to review for this post. All opinions are my own.  After receiving a huge chunk of mature Asiago DOP in the mail one blissful day last week, I made plan after plan to whip up something deserving of a truly delicious cheese. The Asiago Consortium provided a lot […]

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Bacon Jam

I know that the title of this recipe sounds like one of those ridiculous bacon-with-everything pairings that have been popular of late. Although I (and really, honestly, everyone else in the world) think that bacon is delicious, I don’t like the oneupsmanship with the strange bacon combinations. I tried a bacon chocolate bar and I […]

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Mexican-Style Sauteed Corn Fritter

I pride myself in wasting very little food through innovative leftovers. This week has been a major challenge for me in that department, but I think I’m rising to the occasion. I brought the dinner to a birthday party last weekend with my friends for a post-lake cookout. My (genius) idea was to do soft […]

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Sweet Potato Waffle Iron Hash Browns with Cheddar, Zucchini, and Bacon

Spring has definitely arrived to Northwest Arkansas. When I say that spring weather has arrived, I mean that we have had temperatures that have been consistently over 40 for at least six days in a row. That’s really all I can ask for. I’m sure we’ll have an ice storm next week. With spring’s arrival, though, […]

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