Category Archives: Sunday Dinner

Peach Pie on a late summer Sunday.

I picked a bucket of perfect peaches on Saturday. Perfectly ripe, just about to drop from the tree, mouth-watering, luscious peaches. I ate two immediately, and after mopping up the juice from my chin and hands, I set out to find a peach pie recipe worthy of my perfect peaches. Well. Most recipes I found […]

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Sunday Dinner (well, dessert)

Dear chocolate lovers of the world, Please make these cookies. You may regret many things in your lifetime, but making and consuming these cookies will not be one of those things. Thanks not necessary, (unless they are in the form of expensive gifts) Loves, Kelly Chewy Chocolate Cookies 1/3 C. sugar plus 1/2 C. for […]

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good eats

Guess what? I have a new recipe for you! Be excited because it’s so yummy. I know that I haven’t posted any new recipes for my usual Sunday Dinner posts, but it’s because I’ve been on this crazy diet and trust me when I tell you that you DO NOT want to be eating what […]

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Sunday Dinner-French Onion Salisbury Steak

Do you ever stare into your freezer and think, “What am I going to do with that ground beef?” Me too! Once, instead of just asking myself that question, I got on the phone to my friend and asked it of her. She shared with me this recipe, and I love it. I think you […]

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Sunday Dinner-Butternut Squash with garlic

Ode to Butternut Squash I am drawn in by your curves, impressed by your substantial weight. And, when I cut you open, your color, like a blushing cheek, makes my heart skip a beat. You are warm soup and comfort in the cold winter. You are a sweet companion for anything with spice. And while […]

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Sunday Dinner-Baby Back Ribs

This recipe came from my friend Kim. If I remember correctly, I think she said that she got it from one of the Dallas Cowboys’ coaches when they lived in Texas. Does that give the recipe more credence? Well, if you can’t trust a football coach to know a good recipe, then who can you […]

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Sunday Dinner-Sopapilla Cheesecake Pie

We had dinner guests tonight and since I’ve been hankering for mexican food lately, I made the chicken enchiladas that I posted HERE a while back. We also had black bean and avocado salad, which I also posted HERE. I made some rice (much to Kelly D.’s dismay) and a fruit salad too. So that […]

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Sunday Dinner-Spicy Curried Chicken with Couscous

  Do you like spicy food? I love it. I love the heat, love to sweat a bit when I eat. But my family? Not so much. I left out the cayenne pepper just to keep them happy, but I’ll bet it would be better with it in there. It was still full of flavor, […]

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Mayo Video. No, seriously, that’s what this is…

Kelly D. often refers to many things I cook as “world famous” or “special recipe”. He’s very sweet, but he’s such a liar. In fact, he often tells dinner guests that my potato salad has won blue ribbons. He will say, “Oh, you guys are going to love Kelly’s blue ribbon potato salad! It’s the […]

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Cinnamon Rolls!

You’re probably thinking that you already have a good cinnamon roll recipe, and why would I bother posting this one? Doesn’t everyone make things just like their mother or grandmother? I found this recipe on the AllRecipes website. (do you know about that site? It’s awesome!) It’s supposed to be just like a Cinnabon, but […]

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Sunday Dinner-Grilled Cheese Sandwiches & Tomato Soup (kicked up a notch!)

I thought it would be fun to have guests for dinner and serve something simple and homey like grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup except do it right. You know? Like with really good homemade soup and a twist on the classic grilled cheese. Tonight, that’s what we did. The first recipe I’m sharing is […]

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Sunday Dinner-Braised Short Ribs

Do you watch Top Chef? Well if not, then you should check it out. It’s one of my favorites. Kelly D. will tell you that I’d watch anything on Bravo, but don’t listen to him. Top Chef is a really good show. Well, except for the all the cursing, but they bleep it out. And […]

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Sunday Dinner-Coca Cola Pork with Baked Butternut Squash

Yesterday, after Kelly D. and I shot a wedding together, we stopped at the Nauvoo Cafe for a turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce. Do yourself a favor and have lunch there next time you’re downtown. I noticed on their menu they had something called a Coca-Cola Pork Tenderloin sandwich. Sounded interesting, so I asked about […]

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Sunday Dinner-Vermont Maple Blueberry Salad

Have you been to Zupas? This salad is my attempt to recreate the most delicious lunch I had there. The salad is pretty simple, but the dressing was the tricky part. This is as close as I could get to theirs, and it’s pretty darn good if I do say so myself.   We had […]

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Sunday Dinner-Thanksgiving edition

I love Thanksgiving. Not just because of the food either. I love that it’s a day of just being with family. No pressing business to attend to, just hanging around with people you love talking, laughing, reminiscing, waiting for the meal to be ready. It’s a slow-paced day, and the house smells like heaven.   […]

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