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Sausage and Potato Breakfast Bake

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It’s Sunday.  Ahhh.  Time to rest, relax and…well, do a few of my favorite things.

This should come as no surprise, dear reader, that I love, love cookbooks. Trips to the bookstore involve me bee-lining straight to the cooking section to peruse the shelves filled with glorious cooking knowledge.

The weekend, then, is the time I get to sit down, surrounded by cookbooks, new and old, and read them. Yes, read. For me, cookbooks are not simply to be read while standing over the stove, following a recipe. Good cookbooks can be read like any other novel or work of literature. A well-written cookbook can not only teach you about technique and ingredients, but can transport you to the writer’s world through their passion and love for food. Not all cookbooks are written with an overt story written through it, but just by reading the recipes, a kind of story can be woven through the ingredients used and the way they use them.

For me, it’s pure entertainment, with a dash of education. Read More »

Mom’s Sausage, Apple and Pecan Stuffing

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Everyone has a dish that defines their Thanksgiving table.  This one dish can bring back memories of holidays past, and carry on family traditions for future generations.

I happen to be very blessed and come from a family of amazing cooks.  I’ve never had a bad meal for any holiday or special occasion.

That said, I do have my favorites, and my mom’s stuffing is one of them.  It’s a little taste of home.

Every person has a different interpretation on what stuffing is to them.  There are hundreds of interpretations and schools of thought when it comes to what is, and should be, in stuffing. Read More »

Italian Sausage Lasagna (No Boil Noodles)

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I have a love/hate relationship with lasagna.

I feel the need to diagram this for you.  Bear with me.

LASAGNA LOVE / LASAGNA HATE

Feeds a crowd / Always too much leftovers
Easy to transport / Can be slightly boring, typical, and average
Cheese + pasta = good / Fattening, not usually much nutritional value

Despite my lasagna ambivalence, somehow it always ends up being what I make when I want to bring a comforting dinner to someone. Read More »