Jalepeno Popper Potato Skins

I fell in love with potato skins when I was in college and they’ve been one of my favorites ever since. Several years ago Teacher introduced me to jalepeno poppers, which became another favorite. Then he combined the two into Jalapeño Popper Potato Skins and I thought I’d died and…

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Easy Microwave Baked Apples


When I was a kid my grandparents had a giant Cortland apple tree in their back yard. Nothing tasted as good as the apples from that tree, and Cortlands are still my favorite apple. In the fall when Cortlands are ripe I love to make Baked Apples, but I never…

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Mrs. Duvall’s Crab Cake Recipe


Teacher and I have a symbiotic relationship: he likes to cook and I like to eat. It’s a match made in heaven. Since cooking for me makes him happy, and eating what he cooks makes me happy, Teacher is always on the lookout for recipes he thinks I’d like. Neither…

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage Butter


Teacher is Italian. Well, mostly Italian. He’s actually got a bunch of different ethnicities in his background, including Italian, Native American, Irish, and others that I can’t remember. Sometimes I affectionately call him a mutt. Like Benji, but MUCH cuter! My ancestors all came from Germany, so my background isn’t…

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Caramelitas Recipe


This Carmelitas recipe is one of my go-to dessert recipes because it’s quick and easy to make, addictingly delicious, and we usually have most of the ingredients in our pantry. I’ve even started keeping a jar of caramel ice cream topping on hand so we can whip up a batch…

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What’s in the Box – Redux


redux (rē-dŭksˈ) adj. Brought back; returned. Used postpositively.   A box arrived at our house the other day. A big box, addressed to me! Teacher said it was a “Not Valentine’s Day Gift.” Let’s open it!   Oooh, it’s so SHINY! I love shiny things almost as much as I…

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Seashell Pasta Salad Recipe


This recipe was taken from a website Teacher and I started several years ago. When we started it we had high hopes of posting all of our favorite family recipes there, but since we never had time to do so we let the website expire and I’ve been posting recipes…

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Healthy Chicken Salad Recipe with Almonds


Not only is this chicken salad recipe healthy, it’s super-quick to make too. Teacher whipped it up in less than half an hour so we had time to eat before we had to run out the door for soccer – now THAT’S quick! Healthy Chicken Salad with Almonds – in…

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Easy Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe


Teacher loves trying new recipes and has several online sources for new recipes. One of his favorites is Iowa Girl Eats, which is where he found this Crock Pot Casserole Recipe. Of course, we put our own spin on it. We made it for Christmas Day brunch and it was…

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Apple Habanero Margarita by Rick Bayless


College Boy and Irish Girl are great at thinking of creative birthday presents that the recipient will really love, and this year they hit it out of the ballpark with Teacher’s birthday present.   At first we were a little puzzled when Teacher reached into the bag and pulled out…

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