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Three nearly-perfect weekend breakfast ideas

Where do you fall in the “breakfast vs. no breakfast” debate? Some of us can’t imagine a day without a good breakfast, while some can’t be bothered to stop to eat before heading out the door to their busy, nonstop days. Happily, that’s why weekends are so great! (Well, one of many reasons…) You can… Continue reading Three nearly-perfect weekend breakfast ideas

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Mama Steph’s lightened-up spicy red beans and rice

I revisited my mom’s Cajun-style red beans and rice recipe last weekend; we had a little cool snap and I thought it would be tasty to pull that together to enjoy with the boys on a cool night.  I still have my mom’s handwritten recipe for this recipe. I am not sure whether she copied… Continue reading Mama Steph’s lightened-up spicy red beans and rice

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Italian Sausage- Vegetable Soup

I was hungry. It was a cold evening. I was dreaming of soup! Soup, the hot, savory, veggie-laden concoction that is so comforting, warming, and delicious on a chilly night. There is no end to the recipes you can invent and customize according to your likes and dislikes. Isn’t that fun? I decided to make… Continue reading Italian Sausage- Vegetable Soup

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Mama Steph’s simple, spicy (and good for you!) black-eyed pea soup

There is a tradition down here in the south of eating black-eyed peas on January 1st for “good luck.”  Practically everyone I know does it, and I do it, too, though I don’t really believe in luck.  🙂 It’s a good thing I like black-eyed peas. I like purple-hull peas from the garden even more,… Continue reading Mama Steph’s simple, spicy (and good for you!) black-eyed pea soup