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Work in Progress: Steel Cut Oats (New-to-Me)

Steel Cut oats

I woke up at the beginning of 2013 determined to find a way to like oatmeal. Honestly, I’m not a fan. But I figure that I tackled broccoli and yogurt in the course of this blog, so oats should be a snap right? I’ve had several people tell me to try steel cut oats, but I’d [...]

Photo Friday: Steak Dinner

Steak with Vegetables

Last night, I stopped by a new butchery that has opened where I work.  I’ve been hearing raves about it from a coworker.  I purchased ingredients to make a jambalaya this weekend, as well as that steak above. It was huge. It was tasty. It put me to sleep in a matter of minutes. LOL! [...]

How to Make a Spicy Parmesan-Almond Salad Topping

Spicy Parm-Almong Topping

The title of today’s post sounds a little different than normal.  Rather than just saying, “Recipe: Spicy Almond Topping,” it sounds like a search query.  Why?  Because I spent all weekend trying to find guidance on how to accomplish this recipe and the only thing my searches retrieved was the Sunkist website featuring recipes with [...]

Pasta ala Feisty Foodie

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Let me forewarn everyone that this is one long and rambling post as I gush about my vacation, what’s been happening with me, and just generally chatting. Please pull up a chair and talk to me for a bit. Hello Everyone! I hope this post finds you happy, healthy, and wise. As I log into [...]

Darn Tasty Roasted Chickens

Roasted Chickens

This weekend, I had a simple goal:  make sure I had something to eat for lunch during the week.  I didn’t want to spend another week eating Subway, hamburgers, or BBQ from places near work.  Honestly, none of the places near work really knock my socks off in the sense of amazingly good food.  Off [...]

Photo Friday: Hazelnut Failure

Photo Friday is my day to share my photographs of the moment and my thoughts associated with them. I hope you enjoy my photographs as much as I enjoy sharing them. Awhile back, I had a hazelnut failure.  I took this picture and have been meaning to post it for ages, to ask you…my readers…those [...]

Turkey Burger with Avocado and Pineapple

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Photo Friday is my day to share my photographs of the moment and my thoughts associated with them. I hope you enjoy my photographs as much as I enjoy sharing them. Every once in awhile I come up with a really fabulous idea for myself.  There is a restaurant in Baton Rouge that has a [...]

Tofu, You’ve Tricked Me Again

Fried Tofu

Photo Friday is my day to share my photographs of the moment and my thoughts associated with them. I hope you enjoy my photographs as much as I enjoy sharing them. Readers, you know tofu and I have a troubled relationship.  I had sworn off ever trying another recipe involving it again.  The only thing [...]

It’s not all good…

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Photo Friday is my day to share my photographs of the moment and my thoughts associated with them. I hope you enjoy my photographs as much as I enjoy sharing them. While I’ve had much success lately on the cooking front, it hasn’t all been a great success. A few kitchen failures are bound to [...]