The true life food blog of a home cook, self-proclaimed foodie, vino obsessed, pump wearing diva; who shows her LOVE through her food.

Leftover Pizzas

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Lately, I have been cooking like a crazy person! I found myself with a refrigerator full of leftovers.  My hubby is good for eating them but he can’t eat it all by himself and the kids have no interest unless dinner was the dabomb.com!  ... Read More

Cheesy Bratwurst Beer Potato Soup

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It is winter time! This in our home means soup time! Now we all know I have a liking for Asian style soups such as Pho or Ramen, and yes my family will indulge on those soups with me but at times they really just want a hardy filling bowl of ... Read More

Garlicky Dungeness Crab

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A little over a week ago after all negotiations were complete it was official. . . .It is Dungeness Crab Season!!!! Whoop Whoop!!! I am originally from the east coast, and I think if it’s humanly possible I have shellfish running through my... Read More

Big Ol’Pot of Southern Greens

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I recently returned happily to my old less stressful position with the state. One of the requirements of the lady who was helping me with researching how to return was; I was to make my greens for the Thanksgiving or Christmas potluck. When t... Read More

Lemon Garlic Roasted Prawns

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Lime season has come and gone which means it is now lemon season!! Yay!!! Currently I do not have a lemon tree but was given a nice bag of sweet lemons from a girlfriend. Of course I was going to 1st make some lemoncello but time g... Read More

Habanero Persimmon Jam Spiced Chicken Wings

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I went a bit Habanero Persimmon Jam crazy over the weekend, and made several batches. So I began testing how we are going to make use of all this jam.  This is less of a recipe post and more of just ideas for use!  Hubby loves to fry chicke... Read More

Persimmon Habanero Pepper Jam

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This is clearly the time of the persimmon. At this point I think I’m already persimmoned out!  I have been attempting to back off the cheese and crackers lately but it’s one of the hardest things to let go.  Over the years when my mothe... Read More

Kale Persimmon Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

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Calling all salad lovers. Just because the leaves are turning doesn’t mean we cannot continue to dine on salads! This salad recipe is fall inspired.  I have a crazy persimmon tree in my backyard which takes on a life of its’ own every ye... Read More

Sweet and Spicy Beef Jerky

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My husband’s co-worker has been making homemade jerky lately. Each day my husband will come home raving about the jerky but never brings me any!  Major fail right?! But do I freight? No!  I decided to figure out how to make my own.  I ha... Read More

Charred Green Salsa Verde

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Salsas are one of the best and freshest condiments out there! Crazy people like me add salsa to eggs, vegetables, tacos and burritos of course but also anything else I can think of.  This green salsa verde is super easy and quick. Please try... Read More