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Ham Bone Soup


I believe in using all that I can while I cook. I love to store bacon drippings, use apple peels (really any fruit peels) and bones from previous meals. A ham shank will... Read More

Maui Home Rentals


I love visiting Maui! The island is one of the most amazing places that I've ever been and I can't wait to take my kids there. One of the issues I have when... Read More

Pasta Puttanesca


Puttanesca is a classic Italian sauce that includes anchovies and black olives. I like using canned anchovies to really get that rich umami flavor incorporated into the red sauce.        ... Read More

Mashed Potatoes with Meat Gravy


I love this recipe! This is a true Midwest meal, something my mom would make a lot. While the plate needs to be dressed up with some veggies for color, it is a... Read More

Coconut Curry Chicken


My coconut curry is a simple and fast dinner for any weeknight. It uses both white and dark meat chicken that is cooked in a rich sauce. Serve it with rice or your... Read More