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Weekend Dinner Project: Pulled Pork and Pinto Bean Soup/Stew/Chili?

This Weekend Dinner Project took a couple of tries, to make sure I got it right, and of course in between lots of LIFE happened, so it’s taken me longer to get it up here. 1,324 more words

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Weekend Dinner Project: Sausage Bean Vegetable Soup

While winter is finally over, there are still plenty of chilly spring nights ahead, perfect for cooking big pots of warm, comforting soup. This soup is a great weekend dinner project, using dried beans, Italian sausage, and lots of fresh vegetables to build in rich flavor and hearty texture. 1,019 more words

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Beautiful Roasted Plum Pie

This is a recipe from Bon Appetit Magazine. My “friend on instagram”  *name will be inserted when I remember* made the pie. I saw it in the August issue too and when I saw his picture I knew I would try it!   282 more words

Darla Magee

Roasted Garlic

I love garlic! I love to eat garlic in everything! Don’t you?

It’s one of my favorite ingredients, but it’s also one of the most perplexing to me. 463 more words

Darla Magee

No shame, Just Skills!

I think my weakest spot in the kitchen is my knife skills. Knife skills effect everything! My chopping shame haunts me daily. The way the food cooks is affected by how it’s cut, the final look of the dish and presentation suffer. 392 more words