Oct20

Mac and Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

I have had a lot on my plate lately. I think that calls for some comfort food. My father, who has been in and out of the hospital for the last few years, is back in the hospital. He has an infection and other complications that require him to stay there for the foreseeable future. My mom, ever the trooper, has been staying with him as much as possible, and when she can’t be there I go in her place. He is in good spirits, but it...

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Cheesy Roasted Baby Potatoes
Sep03

Cheesy Roasted Baby Potatoes

I’m not sure there is anything better than carbs and cheese. Seriously, they are the perfect union, and when I am hosting a party, having a BBQ, or invited over to a friends for dinner I always like to bring the carbs and cheese goodness. Also dessert. I’m an overachiever. Anyway, I have been working with Kerrygold to develop some recipes over the last year, and this month they wanted my very best side dish. Easy. Carbs...

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Graham Coconut Caramel Cake
Jul15

Graham Coconut Caramel Cake

I have not made a cake for fun in a while. The problem with having a whole cake sitting around the house is I will eat a whole cake. I know I will. I have seen me do it. So, generally I do not make cakes to keep around the house, but I was feeling domestic the other day, and I was also feeling rather nostalgic. When I was little I would spend a few weeks with my grandmother Lola. She spoiled me with impunity, and would make me all...

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Tex-Mex Wedge Salad
Jun09

Tex-Mex Wedge Salad

Do you like salad? Believe it or not, I really like a good salad. In Texas, when the weather gets warm, it is nice to have a cool, crisp salad. Now, this is not to say I like a really healthy salad. This is me we are talking about. I like a rich, creamy dressing, lots of fresh toppings, some cheese, and – obviously – bacon. Kerrygold asked me to share with you a salad featuring their butter and cheese*, and that is exactly...

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Mango Chutney and Bacon Grilled Cheese
May05

Mango Chutney and Bacon Grilled Cheese

What is the fastest comfort food you can make? Aside from a bowl of ice cream, or something store bought, I think grilled cheese is probably the fastest comfort food recipe in my repertory. In about 10 minutes you can go from desperately hungry to content, and you only dirty one pan! This grilled cheese also satisfies my need for sweet and salty as it has hot utney and thick sliced smoked bacon added to the mix. This sandwich really...

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Strawberry Orange Cream Puffs
Apr15

Strawberry Orange Cream Puffs

I love it when the trees get green, and the bluebonnets begin to bloom! It means spring has arrived, and with it all kinds of light and fruity desserts that I so adore. Keep your pumpkin spice and gingerbread, I will take fresh berries and sharp citrus any day! Right before I went in for shoulder surgery in February to repair a torn rotator cuff I jotted down a list of recipe ideas to make when I was better. I had a huge brainstorm...

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