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Tip of the Month, October 2013: Turn Failure Into Fabulous

Every now and then I want to try a supposedly great recipe I find on the Internet or through inspiring photos on Instagram. Usually the recipes work, but sometimes they don’t. Instead of being sad and trashing the entire dish, … Continue reading

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Moist and Delicious Crumb Cake From a Box Mix? Absolutely!

The folks from Krusteaz* recently contacted me and asked if they could send some bake mixes to review. Since I already love Krusteaz’s fat-free Cranberry Orange Muffin Mix (I add fresh blueberries for an extra special muffin), I did not … Continue reading

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Kel’s Lemony-Garlic Angel Hair Pasta with Bacon, Butter and Olives

Here’s a refreshing pasta dish that I have been making for years. It stars fresh angel hair, lemon and garlic, and is quick and simple to make. The addition of bacon, black and Spanish olives, butter and Parmesan/Reggiano cheese makes … Continue reading

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Easy, Cheesy Smoked Paprika Parmesan Crisps

My tip of the month for February 2013 was to buy Food Network Magazine’s Cheese issue. The first thing that I made? These addictive smoked paprika Parmesan crisps (see p. 63 of the issue.) They were incredibly easy to make and … Continue reading

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Food of the Month, December 2012: Dale’s Most Delicious Chocolate Brownies

When I saw that National Chocolate Brownie Day was December 8, I knew right away that brownies would be Kel’s Food of the Month.* It didn’t take me long to decide which recipe to use. My friend Dale makes the … Continue reading

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Food of the Month, November 2012: Cranberry Sauce, Homemade of Course

If the jelly cranberry sauce that comes in a can (the one you slice) gives you the heebie-jeebies (yaay, I finally used that word in a post!) like it does me, you definitely want to try my homemade version, which … Continue reading

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Kel’s Corned Beef Hash

Got leftover corned beef? This time of the year, you just might. One great way to use those leftovers is to make this easy corned beef hash, which is great for breakfast or dinner. I like to cover mine with … Continue reading

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Kel’s Traditional Shepherd’s Pie

As I mentioned in my post on Irish stew last week, I’m sharing a few recipes that you may want to consider making to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Today’s recipe is for Shepherd’s pie – one of my go to … Continue reading

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Kel’s Curried Chicken Salad

The first time I ever tried curried chicken salad was back in the mid-1980s when I was in graduate school at UNC. I had an assistantship at the U.S. EPA’s library, which at the time was in Research Triangle Park, … Continue reading

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Kel’s Spicy, Saucy Meatballs

In hopes of finding the best meatball sub in Raleigh, last month I asked my readers for their recommendations. One lucky responder (congratulations, Lee!) won a $25.00 gift certificate to Harris Teeter just for commenting.  I am almost finished with … Continue reading

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