Seafood Cornbread with Crawfis...

Mar 11, 2014 by

  Six years ago when The Husband and I moved into our house, I found this recipe written down on a forgotten slip of paper in...

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Coca-Cola Brisket

Jan 7, 2014 by

  Well, it looks like I broke one of the cardinal rules of food blogging. I pretty much skipped out on the holidays, which in the...

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Ratatouille Casserole [Low Car...

Oct 30, 2013 by

There are some mornings I wake up and wish I had the body I did when I was 20. Age 20 was my ideal.  Physically that is, not...

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Roasted Chicken Thighs with Fe...

Sep 19, 2013 by

  My dilemma: I had three heirloom tomatoes leftover from this post that were quickly ripening in my cupboard.  Heirloom tomatoes...

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Heirloom Tomato and Cheese Pie

Sep 12, 2013 by

  When it comes to food photography and dinnertime, you have to be quick around here?  Wanna know why? This picture snapped with...

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Creole Catfish

Jun 24, 2013 by

  Seven years ago today, a couple of naïve twenty-something year old kids walked down the aisle of a little white Presbyterian...

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Mussels in Tomato Saffron Brot...

Jun 17, 2013 by

  Yes, I am a nerd.  I admit that I did take food blog pictures while I was on vacation.  When I told The Husband what I was...

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Rib Eye Steaks with Horseradis...

Jun 13, 2013 by

  Last year, I wrote a tear-jerker about my mother.  I realized I am way overdue to write one of those posts about my Dad. I am an...

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Grilled Catfish with Creole Mu...

May 20, 2013 by

  You know how some people are more attractive than others? The same goes for recipes.  Recipes with interesting ingredients and...

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Tequila Lime Skirt Steak

May 2, 2013 by

  Flank or skirt steak is one of my favorite cuts of meat to prepare at home.  I like to call it poor man’s steak – you get...

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Tortellini with Asparagus, Pea...

Apr 25, 2013 by

  Last weekend The Husband competed in his first Warrior Dash 5K Mud Run. Have you ever participated in one of these? It’s a 5K,...

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Pan Seared Salmon with Bacon-M...

Apr 8, 2013 by

  Some of you may not know this, but in addition to a full-time job and running this blog I also moonlight as a freelance writer. ...

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Chicken Parmesan

Apr 4, 2013 by

Now that you know how to make your own seasoned bread crumbs, let’s put those fellas to good use. Chicken Parmesan is an excellent...

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Pulled Pork Carnitas

Mar 7, 2013 by

  If you follow The Cooking Bride on Facebook, you may have seen my post last week about how The Husband has expressed an interest...

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Venison Bourguignon

Feb 25, 2013 by

  When I was a young, unmarried, girl I decided that I did not want to marry a man that hunted.  Mostly because I didn’t want my...

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Whole Roast Chicken

Feb 18, 2013 by

  If there is anything I can do well, it’s roast a bird.  At least that’s what The Husband tells me. Whole roast chicken is...

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Beef Stir Fry with Miso Bourbo...

Jan 24, 2013 by

  I make stir fry quite often.  It’s cheap.  It’s fairly easy.  It’s a good way to incorporate vegetables into our...

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Slow Cooker Italian-Style Pot ...

Dec 10, 2012 by

  For years I have always made my Mom’s recipe for pot roast.  In fact, the recipe is so simple and I have made it so many...

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Pumpkin Risotto with Mushrooms...

Oct 25, 2012 by

  Weekends are wild at my house. I would like to sit here and pretend that it’s because we are such social butterflies that our...

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Sausage and Spinach Stuffed Ca...

Sep 10, 2012 by

  Growing up, cabbage was one of those food items I ALWAYS turned my nose up at.  It smells, I found the the flavor to be very...

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Grilled Polenta Shrimp Rounds

Aug 28, 2012 by

  Sunday morning our preacher delivered one of those powerful sermons that had half the women in the congregation crying by the end...

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Beer Can Chicken

Aug 2, 2012 by

  You know, taking an attractive picture of a chicken with a beer can shoved up its, um, cavity is just about impossible.  No...

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Ribs with Apricot-Bourbon Sauc...

Jul 23, 2012 by

  While my husband may not be entirely supportive of my food blogging habit, he does appreciate a good meal.  The Husband enjoys...

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Grilled Shrimp with Cherry Tom...

Jul 16, 2012 by

  It must be nice to be one of those food bloggers that has the time to make a dish, pick out the perfect props, find the best...

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Roasted Vegetable Pizza

Jun 14, 2012 by

  Little Tot is not much of a TV watcher.  As a mother, I’m kind of glad about this.  I hope the fact that he is more...

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Parmesan Crusted Tilapia [Low ...

May 24, 2012 by

  At the end of next month, my family and I are making a trip to the beach.  It will be Little Tot’s first beach experience, and...

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Seared Scallops with Sauteed R...

May 21, 2012 by

  Sometimes getting a good shot of a dish that we enjoyed can be tricky.  Back in the early days of the blog, I used to slap some...

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Chicken, Cheddar, and Black Be...

Apr 2, 2012 by

  Quiches have the reputation of being kind of girly.  A bunch of men sitting around watching football are usually eating pizza. ...

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Guinness Pork Ribs

Mar 15, 2012 by

  If corned beef and cabbage just ain’t your thing, here is another option – ribs marinated in none other than Irish...

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Bourbon Glazed Corned Beef

Mar 12, 2012 by

  Two weeks ago, if you told me that I would be doing a blog post on corned beef and cabbage and that I would like it, I would have...

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Braised Beef Short Ribs

Feb 27, 2012 by

  This meal is absolutely one of my favorite dishes.  It’s rich, it’s velvety.  It’s the epitome of “melts in your...

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Coca-Cola Drumsticks

Feb 23, 2012 by

“It’s not soda, it’s not pop–it’s Coke, no matter what brand or flavor.” -Bon Appétit, Mac...

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Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwi...

Feb 20, 2012 by

Saturday was one of those days that required pajama pants.  It was gloomy.  It was rainy.  All I wanted to do was curl up on...

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Freezer-Friendly Spinach Manic...

Feb 17, 2012 by

  As I promised yesterday, here is the freezer-friendly spinach manicotti recipe. A couple tricks I’ve learned from making any...

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Tamale Pie

Feb 2, 2012 by

  Homemade tamales are awesome. Making homemade tamales, however, is not.  I tried it once and I’m not really excited by the...

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