When In Ireland…..Now Bring It Home!


What is Traditional Irish and what is American Irish is an interesting question? A little Irish history and a tasty recipe will go a long way in helping you be more Irish on St Patrick’s Day. Ask your friends “How did the Black and Tan get its name and is it cool to order one in Ireland?”  or “What do the Irish in Ireland eat on St Patrick’s Day?” You won’t need the luck of the Irish to figure this one out, it’s all right here for you! Continue reading

Adventures in Cuisine! – Dad’s Mushroom Chicken Dinner

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Yes, it’s National Soup Month but your soup doesn’t have to be in a bowl. One of the most versatile soups comes from a company that has been around for over 140 years. Campbell’s Soup and their Cream of Mushroom Soup. This brings back wonderful childhood memories of one of my favorite comfort foods that Mom used to make. Now Dad has jumped into the kitchen in what he calls “Adventures in Cuisine!” and perfected this favorite dish. It’s all in the technique! Simple yet so satisfying. Mom would be proud of him. I sure am!

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Lift Your Spirits – The Saving Grace Entrée

I don’t know about you but I get a thrill out of saving money, especially at the holidays. When I can find a way to have an elegant entrée and save money too, well that surely lifts my spirits! With the money you save by serving a bone-in pork loin roast instead of prime rib or filet mignon, you can spend a little more on the wine! A very elegant presentation and perfect for your New Year’s Eve Dinner celebration.

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Love my Leftovers!

I personally love leftovers! The flavors just get better and better and who could complain about the ease of dinner preparation for the next few nights. This is especially true for the Thanksgiving weekend in our house. It is finally “legal” to begin decorating for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving and that is a lot of work! When we are finished decorating at the end of each day, I am so grateful for my Thanksgiving feast revisited. 

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Build It and They Will Come – Your Own Burger Bar, That Is!

Everybody loves a burger! Just when you thought you couldn’t please everyone, enter the Burger Bar. When you set up a Burger Bar, the only limitation is your imagination. From the kind of burger to the assortment of toppings, there is sure to be something to please even the pickiest eater. I like to have a basic plain burger and several kinds of gourmet burgers and a large variety of toppings. This is a crowd pleaser every time! Continue reading

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