The Beauty of a Cowboy Tater Casserole

Today is National Pina Colada Day. As everyone knows, Pina Coladas are a sweet, rum-based cocktail that includes Cream of Coconut and Pineapple Juice. If you are expecting a recipe, think again. While I do like Malibu Rum (coconut rum) in a tall glass with Pineapple Juice, that’s about as close as we come to a Pina Colada in our house.

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National Ravioli Day with Flair!

Welcome to the first day of Spring. Are you ready to enjoy life again? We will be putting our garden in soon, having already prepared the beds for this year’s summer harvest. Tomatoes and peppers are the biggies for us. We’ve given up on the idea of growing strawberries. The battle of the bugs has officially done us in. I might plant herbs in the bed where the berries had been. Or more tomatoes. We are still in research mode.

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Cheddar-Chili Dog Casserole

First let me begin by saying that today is National Pastry Day. While I adore Pastries, especially anything French, when it comes to making good pastries, that’s just not in my wheelhouse. Would the biscuits on my casserole count? Didn’t think so, but it was worth a try.

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Lattice-Topped French Onion Chicken Bake

Do you love pretty presentations but either aren’t all that good at the detail work or wish it were far more simple? To me, half the joy of cooking is to put something attractive on the table. After all, we eat with our eyes and sense of smell long before that first bite.

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