Recipes by Carla

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Hawaiian Pineapple Banana Bread

Hawaiian Pineapple Banana Bread by Carla

I just had to post this as it is the best Banana Bread I have ever had. It was gifted to me by my mom. I love banana bread, however I hadn't made any in a very long time finding that plain old banana bread gets to be boring. Just add in some crushed pineapple and chopped macadamia nuts and problem solved. We can't seem to get enough…

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Pork Tinga

Pork Tinga by Carla

This pork tinga was a first for us. I had heard the term before though had never tried it. Rick says " In colonial Puebla, on the other side of the volcanos from mile high Mexico City, tinga is offered as a stew in restaurants, a filling for tortas (Mexican hoagies) in snack shops, and a stuffing for masa turnovers (quesadillas) from…

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Deep Dish Chicken Pot Pie and It's Not Mama's

Deep Dish Chicken Pot Pie and It's Not Mama's by Carla

This one is just as good as this one posted here from quite a while back. (Back when all of my pictures had a yellow, red, or green hue to them. So sad.) Anyhow, I do like to use puff pastry as the top of my pot pies, though I'm not fond of the double or bottom crust. Just seems like too much to me. Yes I do love pot pies, I have made…

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Oven Roasted Smokey Beef Brisket

Oven Roasted Smokey Beef Brisket by Carla

This was Michael's request for his birthday this year. He can't seem to get enough of it lately. As you may remember if you've followed our blog, this has been his long time favorite. However once I had made this, long before his bithday, he said "This is what I'm requesting for my birthday this year, I think I've had enough Chicken…

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We're Back in 2012 with Cod in Parmesan Sauce

We're Back in 2012 with Cod in Parmesan Sauce by Carla

Yeah, we got some splainin to do huh? Naw, I'm sure you don't want to hear it. How bout some of the good news? We bought ourselves one of these babies for Christmas:Still learning how to take food pics with it though. However it is light years better than this one that we were using:Anyhoo, our pics on here will be a work in…

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Carla's Roasted Chicken Sandwich

Carla's Roasted Chicken Sandwich by Carla

This has become one of my favorite lunches ever. I saw this Grilled Chicken and Avocado Napoleons on a Giada at Home re-run and I knew I had to make it. I thought even though I didn't have any puff pastry thawed out, I could do this sandwich one better. Besides I thought that three sheets of the puff pastry was a bit too much "bread"…

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Meatballs and Peas

Meatballs and Peas by Carla

So they say fall has officially started. Ha! Today it is a balmy 86 degrees outside. Though they say by Saturday we will dip into the low 70's. Sure wish it would stay there, though I'm thinking we're not quite finished with the hot and humid higher 80's here. I myself am through with the heat. Although, I'm not quite ready for coats…

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Perfect Eye of Round Roast

Perfect Eye of Round Roast by Carla

I have tried many times over many years using many, many different methods for cooking an eye roast. It had always turned out way over-cooked and tough as shoe leather. Not that I've ever taken a bite out of my shoes to compare, just an old expression. I finally found the ideal way to cook this roast so that it is medium rare and…

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Spinoccoli Pizza alla Michael

Spinoccoli Pizza alla Michael by Carla

A long time favorite that Michael has been recreating for years from Pizzeria Uno.

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My Cheesiest Mac and Cheese

My Cheesiest Mac and Cheese by Carla

I'll admit it. I'm a cheese head. No, not the football team kind! I love all cheeses, expensive imported and mediocre domestic, (although we don't have very many specialty or imported good cheeses in the stores where we live here in N.C). Yes, I even like that yellow box (in the picture below) that most everyone has had in their house…

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