Deconstructed Stuffed Mushroom Casserole

Ingredient: black pepper

Deconstructed Stuffed Mushroom Casserole

Deconstructed Stuffed Mushroom Casserole

I love food!  I love mushrooms!  Way back when the world was young and life was beautiful, I had all the mushrooms to myself!  Liam hated them and my boys thouht all fungus was ‘gag-a-licious’.  Then, Grace appeared on the scene, and I suddenly had to share. That child was weaned onto mushrooms, Brussel’s sprouts, and sauteed liver.  She loves food just like her mama!  Unfortunately, she seems to carry food-loving as a contageous virus.  Shortly after she started taking a cut of MY mushrooms, Liam had a road to Cremini conversion.  He pursued his new idol with the enthusiasm

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What’s for supper? Mussgo Pot Pie (version I)

What’s for supper?  Mussgo Pot Pie (version I)

Mussgo Meal: /muhz-gō‘ mēl/ noun –meal made from items in a pantry insufficient in quantity to form an entire meal, but too valuable to be wasted. Etymology: Vernacular.  Believed to be derived from ‘must go’.  Probably a corruption due to colloquial accents in Texas. 😉 I told you all recently about the huge pork loin I bought.  The first night we roasted part of it.  This is our favorite way to prepare pork loin!  One of the best things about roasting it that way is the leftovers!  Sometimes, leftover meat becomes dry and tough.  However, this roast remains (Cover your

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Our (Almost) Favorite Pork Loin

Our (Almost) Favorite Pork Loin

Once upon a time, there were two little piggies who grew to be middle sized piggies very quickly.  They had a date to travel to the far off land of Freezer Camp.  However, their travel agent busted a wing and couldn’t help them on their way. Time passed, and slowly the travel agent grew strong and healthy again.  However, the piggies grew too. In fact, they grew to be very big piggies indeed!  They grew so big that the travel agent couldn’t book their passage to Freezer Camp, even with both wings working. While the agent was growing strong and

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Climbing the Beanstalk: Texas Red Beans and Cornbread

Climbing the Beanstalk: Texas Red Beans and Cornbread

There are certain foods that inspire debate.  New York is certain it makes the only ‘real’ pizza.  New England thinks its Clam Chowder is the only legit version.  I’m not going to enter into the whole BBQ debate! Heck, Americans can’t even agree on how to spell that one.  (Although, we all know Texas BBQ is the grand-patriarch of smoked brisket!)

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Shepherd’s or Cottage Pies

Shepherd’s or Cottage Pies

Are you a Shepherd or a Cottager? Shepherds eat lamb and cottagers eat beef.  Well, at least those are the kinds of pies named after them.  We make this recipe with either lamb or beef, depending on what’s on hand.  The votes are split 50/50 as to which is best.  I am a beef kind of girl  (which is funny for a ‘sheep farmer’).  Liam loves anything made with lamb.  (Thus, the sheep on the farm.)   We had shepherd’s pie at a fantastic little pub in Ardmore, County Waterford.  Ardmore is a small town, but it has some breathtaking

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Irish Beef and Guinness Stew

Irish Beef and Guinness Stew

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Ham and Goat Cheese Mini ‘Quiches’

Ham and Goat Cheese Mini ‘Quiches’

  I was assaulted by a tub of yogurt! This really happens at our house.  The yogurt was shoved out of the fridge and onto my head by EGGS.  They’re malicious eggs, with the intent to do bodily harm.  They’re breeding and colonizing my fridge.  I’m sure they plan to take over the world and establish their own egg-topia!

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Outfitting Your Kitchen: Crazy Day Survival 101

Outfitting Your Kitchen: Crazy Day Survival 101

Ummm…I forgot to put on pants. It was one of those rare ‘stay in your pajamas’ days.  The kids were going to do morning chores, leaving me free to hibernate until afternoon.  I was comfortably ensconced on the couch with a cup of tea, a good book, and fresh muffins.  Then, my phone rang.  It was one simple sentence.  Grace (breathlessly): The sheep are out. Not only were they out, they were ALL out.  They were in the big pasture where our horses graze, including the horse that hates sheep.

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Outfitting Your Kitchen: Potluck Survival 101

Outfitting Your Kitchen: Potluck Survival 101

Let’s kick off our Outfitting in the Kitchen series with Potluck Survival 101. Remember, we’re considering recipes we can plan in advance, like outfits to wear to specific events.  In this series, potluck food is a lot like business casual or Sunday night church clothes.  This type of food should be pretty and good quality, but not too fancy.  It should also be easy to transport, like comfy work shoes versus great heels.

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