Recipe: Spaghetti Squash

A couple weeks ago in Florida, my sister-in-law was telling me that she substitutes her pasta with spaghetti squash, as she is trying to lose weight after her second child. As a pasta lover, I have to admit I was skeptical, … Continue reading

Menu Monotony: Advice Needed for a Mrs. Out of Ideas

I have a case of the Mondays. Not in the traditional sense, but in the sense that my cooking repertoire is tired, boring, over-used, mundane … I’ve hit a wall with my home-cooking menu and I need your recipes and advice. … Continue reading

A Weekend with the Mrs: Improv Dessert

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  Maybe it’s my Dutch blood, or some unspoken essential to a girls weekend, but when we all decided to make recipes from scratch items already stocked in Lindsay’s pantry, I knew my dessert had to include chocolate. Here is what I came up with: chocolate cream … Continue reading

A Weekend with the Mrs: How to Make an Improv Cocktail

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This past weekend, Mrs. Christensen and Mrs. Fincher drove up from Dallas to visit me in Little Rock. It was just a weekend of no big plans, but lots of catching up and laughter. Friday night, Mrs. Christensen had a … Continue reading

Bakin’ Bacon

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I had never thought of making bacon any other way than pan frying it, (microwaving throws the texture off) until we went to visit friends and they made bacon one morning in the oven.  It was so easy, and so much … Continue reading

2 Ingredient Cookies (Plus Add-Ins)

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I’m a big fan of breakfast, and can’t go a day without it, so when I found a recipe here for two ingredient cookies, just bananas and oats (plus your choice of add-ins), I have been obsessed ever since. They are perfect for breakfast … Continue reading

Flavored Ice Cubes

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My husband and I both being from the south, we drink a good deal of sweet tea. Having brunch on our back porch last weekend I decided to spruce things up a bit and offer some flavored ice cubes with tea and lemonade. I did … Continue reading

Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are the only dessert my husband asks for (he’s not big on sweets). You can imagine I have made these a few times in the years we have been together, and here is the recipe I have perfected. The insides … Continue reading

Apricot Thyme Glazed Pork Chops

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I have never been a big fan of pork, but this recipe is unbelievably easy, delicious, and the end result looks a lot more complicated than it is. I have made apricot glazed pork chops before but this time I decided to add in … Continue reading

Lavender Sugar Cookies

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 Cookies made with avocado? Sounds crazy I know, but I heard you can replace some of the butter in cookie recipes with avocado for healthier fats without losing the texture.  This was my first experiment with doing so, and at first when it … Continue reading