Apple Pie Oatmeal

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The Southern husband and I are great lovers of oatmeal for dinner. Warm and wonderful, quick and filling, and when we have it for supper we usually jazz it up in a savory way instead of going sweet - our favorite is with some cheddar cheese and a soft-cooked egg.  But given the Winterpacolypse that we are currently smack in the middle of, one particularly blustery night I decided the only thing left to so was do was go straight for the dessert-meets-dinner with an apple pie version of oatmeal.  Which by the way would be perfectly perfect for breakfast and lunch, too! Read More & Get the Recipe

Fresh Corn Johnnycakes

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I am always up for pancakes for dinner (or breakfast, or lunch) and I am always up for anything involving fresh corn.  And as the fresh corn season we are in slowly moves towards fall, I am using it before I lose in in everything from salsa to salad to plain old corn on the cob.  But one of my favorite ways to use corn is in good old-fashioned johnnycakes, made with corn puree and cornmeal and topped with fresh corn and did I mention that I love corn? Read More & Get the Recipe

Banana Pancakes with Maple Rum Syrup

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This is one of those things where you smack your forehead and realize that you have unthinkingly lived never-you-mind how many years on this earth without putting bananas in your pancake batter.  Literally hundreds of bananas have traveled through my kitchen, and while we've been very happy with the banana bread and the banana muffins and the banana bites, we've been missing out on the banana pancakes.  So to make up for lost time, I made them for dinner the other night...with maple rum syrup on the side.  Can you say dessert for dinner? Read More & Get the Recipe

Candied Bacon

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One of the things I love about this blog is that I get so many suggestions for different things folks would like me to make.  And of all of those suggestions, some of my very favorites are the ones that involve bacon.  I know, shocking.  And of those bacon recipes, the ones that are pretty much all bacon?  Heaven, heaven, heaven.  This particular one is for candied bacon, which is a combination of two of my favorite words in the whole universe.  I was a little afraid to make it, just in case it didn't turn out to be all I hoped and dreamed it would be.  As it turned out, I had absolutely nothing to worry about. Read More & Get the Recipe

Maple Chocolate Bacon Skewers

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A couple of weeks ago, my parents went to the Reading Terminal Market.  I've never been there, but it's on my bucket list, as I hear it is as close as you can get to heaven on earth for a foodie like me.  They came back with all kinds of goodies for me, including the package I love above all other packages...white butcher paper, about 4 inches wide by 10 inches long, with the unmistakable aroma of thick-cut bacon wafting out of it.  (Yes, I can smell the thickness of bacon through paper.  I can.)  So I did what any reasonable person would do...I made maple chocolate bacon skewers. Read More & Get the Recipe