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Creole Sauce

Jazz up dinner time with this authentic Creole Sauce recipe. Simple ingredients create a complex sauce guaranteed to start a Louisiana fete at your dining table! Each state has its own “origin” dish, the one sweet or savory treat considered its culinary claim to fame. In Alabama? Fried green tomatoes. Maine? The lobster roll. Ohio? Buckeye balls. Only one state, though, has constructed an entire, world-renowned cuisine, one inspired by the French but built on ingredients and seasonings and dishes that are uniquely theirs. This Creole Sauce is one little piece of the puzzle that is the amazing food...

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Ham Casserole Recipe

Smoky, salty chunks of ham mingle with curly ribbons of pasta in a decadent cream sauce, loaded with cheese and all the tummy-tempting love of a homemade meal. You won’t find any green eggs here, but you’ll want to eat this hearty Ham Casserole everywhere! Baby, it’s cold outside, or at least it’s dipped below 90 degrees, which means it’s casserole time at my house. If you’re a regular visitor to my blog you know I’m a huge fan of quick and easy casseroles. Store-bought convenience items like canned soup are life-savers on busy nights when I want to...

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Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup- this easy, healthy, Chicken Noodle Soup takes just a few minutes of prep time and makes a delicious, rich soup loaded with goodies! This is a delicious recipe for a hearty, chunky, flavorful chicken noodle soup. On a cool evening, is there anything better? Well, yes, there is! How about a yummy Chicken Noodle Soup made in the crock pot. I love to use Cellentani pasta as my noodle in this soup. This twisty tube pasta makes this soup just a bit heartier. It also upgrades the standard, let’s face it slightly boring, egg noodle to something a...

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Authentic Ragu Bolognese

Ragu Bolognese is one of my all time favorite ways to adorn pasta.  When I eat at a good Italian restaurant, I almost always order it.  When I travel abroad to Italy, I seek out tratorrias that have Ragu Bolognese featured on the menu.  I love this thick, rich, meaty sauce. Now, what I’m going to tell you about the recipe I’m sharing with you today, may strike you as, shall we say, a wee bit sensational.  How many blogs have you read that claim whatever recipe they’re sharing is, “The Worlds Best,”  “The Ultimate…..,”  “Greatest Ever.”  I mean...

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Ina’s Potato Salad

I have to tell ya, there are few things that I love more, than a classic style, loaded with goodies, old fashioned potato salad.  You know the kind I’m talking about.  The type your Grammy makes but loaded with extra goodies like bacon.  I just can’t get enough of the stuff.  But these days, I find myself in a quandary.  My girlfriend introduced me to Ina’s Potato Salad. This recipe has a tangy dressing jazzed up with buttermilk and two types of mustard.  Then to take the whole thing over the top, it’s generously accented with fresh dill.  In...

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