Category Archives: Week night meal

Simmered meat sauce

Crock pot cooking is not for the faint of heart. It takes some faith. It forces you to pile tons of ingredients into a cooking vessel and then wait hours to find out if it was worth it. There’s no seasoning as you go, no “This is starting to go poorly so, honey, maybe you […]

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Cider pork chops

I’ve been putting off this pork chop for too long. (File that under things I never thought I’d say.) There’s nothing wrong with it. It’s tasty and it’s quick. It’s just not inspiring.   Normally, in lieu of a hyper interesting “you have to try this right now!” dish, I’d regale you with an interesting story from […]

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Mexican stuffed peppers

The question I get asked most frequently when people find out that I have a 9-to-5 job, help run a photography studio and keep up with this blog is “How do you do it all?” My usual answer is, “Well, it’s not that bad, except in the fall.” The fall is a uniquely crazy time for us. […]

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Quick roast chicken

Rachel Ray is one of my favorite food TV personalities. I used to DVR 30-Minute Meals to make sure I could watch them when I hit up the elliptical for some cardio. I love the concept! I love her stories! But I don’t normally like her food. Womp, womp.  For the most part, we found her dishes to be bland […]

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Home-style pork chops and gravy

You may have noticed that I don’t do a lot of traditional, home-style cooking around here. There are several reasons for this, the biggest one being that I just can’t compete with Hubster’s mom or Grandma E when it comes to down home food. They are both AHmazing cooks who can make me crave a pile of fried […]

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