Realistic Cooking Ideas

for Busy People! And sharing our life adventures along the way!

For as much as I love the main meal and side dishes – appetizers are just so much fun to make and eat! It is so much fun to go to a party where you get to pick from a variety of appetizers instead of having a traditional dinner format. Over the years I have …

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day with a slightly different version of Guinness Beef Stew! This year’s version includes some wonderful parsnips, turnips, and raisins adding a nice sweet undertone! Before adding the vegetables to the stew, I roasted them in the oven to bring out their flavors – the house smelled wonderful with so many aromas! …

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It seems like a good idea to post another dessert recipe on this frigid winter day. In the Northeast our temperature with windchill is -27 fahrenheit, which is -32 celsius – it is darn cold! Even in the house you feel a slight coldness – even though the temperature is the same as always. But …

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It is getting close to Valentine’s Day and I wanted to share this great Red Velvet Cupcake recipe that you can dress up with icing and fun decorations. This is the first time I made red velvet cupcakes and I have to say they are excellent! There are so many fun ways to decorate them. …

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I hope everyone had a wonderful New Years Eve and New Years Day! What did everyone end up doing? Did you go out to ring in the New Year or do you hang out at home? We stay home and I try out new dishes with the main course centered around Scallops. Typically we stay …

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! For the dinner menu, I tried out this cranberry muffin recipe and it is excellent! I purchased a bag of cranberries as I needed them for another recipe. Then I wondered what I was going to do with the rest of the bag. I did some research and …

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We are trying to get back to normal after the early winter storm and are getting ready for Thanksgiving. Though it feels like we missed Thanksgiving with our winter blast as the whole experience was surreal. A lot of the snow has melted with some local roads flooding at the lower points and creeks close …

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