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White Seafood Lasagna

White Seafood Lasagna

If we had to be stranded on an island with only one cut of meat, I think we’d probably both take a medium-rare filet. But if you could promise me that they’re super fresh, we could make a really strong case to take King Crab instead. We love, love, love king crab legs. Gently steamed [...]

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Pulled Pork with Orange Barbecue Sauce

…Somewhere real far south when I suggested to my husband that we get barbecue for dinner. I might be a born-and-raised Texan but barbecue is never anywhere near the top of my list. It’s usually not even on the list. My crockpot is by far the most unused gadget in my kitchen. Most of the [...]

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Homemade Tomato Soup

Classic Tomato Soup

Honey, I’m siiiiiiick. It’s the only warning shot that my husband gets before it all breaks loose. It seems the stereotype is that grown men make the worst patients. I’m a terrible patient. I sniffle, I whine, I cough, I whine, and I build a miniature version of Mt. Rushmore out of balled-up Kleenexes. And [...]

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The World’s Best Baked Shrimp Scampi

Baked Shrimp Scampi

The best. In the whole wide world. And I mean it. My husband used to be far less adventurous with the range of foods that he was willing to try. When we met, he lived on a tried-and-true diet of Red Baron’s Sausage & Pepperoni, Stouffer’s Lasagna, and Buitoni cheese tortellini with Prego and ground [...]

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Beef Lasagna

Beef Lasagna

There’s a fabulous little Italian place around the corner from our friends’ house, Patrenella’s Italian Restaurant. A nice wine selection and without a doubt, the very best lasagna in Houston. Seriously. It’s 7 layers of pasta, beef, and cheesy perfection. (I’ve also never eaten a better Tiramisu anywhere else.) Patrenella’s isn’t on our regular dinner-out [...]

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Cranberry Walnut Muffins

When something I’ve baked invokes “No. More. Wire. HANGERS!”” a la Mommie Dearest, I know it’s time to put down the wooden spoon and back away from the oven. With this last batch of muffins, I think I might just be all muffined-out. I’m not sure I can eat another one. If it’s true, that [...]

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Blueberry Lemon Muffins

Blueberry Lemon Muffins

I remember when I had time to cook my husband pancakes, eggs, and bacon every morning for breakfast. You can bet my husband remembers those days, too. Those were the good ol’ days. We slowly reverted to just eggs & bacon, and then alternating eggs & bacon with cereal, and then just cereal. But for [...]

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Crab Manicotti/Cannelloni

Crab manicotti

After going for what seemed like forever without Food Network and Comedy Central, the guys from Comcast showed up on time, tracked dirt all over my clean floors, and flipped whatever switch they flip. I was so excited. Food Network. In HD. Really excited. As in, I sat there and watched Sandra Lee in all [...]

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