Chicken and Dumplings get Mixed

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Nothing says cozy like a quiet mountain cabin easily an hour from anything major with a large fireplace and a balcony with a view that goes on for miles out over the woods. Or a big pot of homemade chicken and dumplings. Lucky for me, that’s exactly how I got to spend my weekend at Mountain Lake Hotel attending the first ever Mixed Con. Mixed was hosted by the bubbly Paula of bell’alimento and super organized Susan of She’s Becoming Doughmestic. The stunning old stone hotel was tucked off of Route 700 in Virginia and was the beautiful location for Dirty Dancing […]

Chinese New Year Dinner: Potstickers and Scallion Pancakes

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I hope you didn’t think our Chinese New Year celebration was over when these savory little pockets of love and pancakes of tastiness were left unaddressed. I know you already saw this set of photographs yesterday, but I wanted to give you all of the recipes I used and not just the meatballs. Potstickers are a must in this house hold. I spend all afternoon making them in large batches and freezing small batches for later use. Handsome loves them and I am always looking for new ways to change them up. His mother’s will always hold a place in […]

Pot Stickers for the 4th of July

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Somehow this holiday weekend has turned into a 3 ring circus of sorts for me. Ever since the BF and I got together the one thing I have been looking forward to is fireworks on the 4 th of July. I should have known better…. Somehow I’m working Saturday til 3, meeting my parents somewhere to ride horses (>.> yeah, not sure bout that one either), rushing home to get to the BF’s parents to watch fireworks. Oh, did I mention now my parents are coming tot he BFs house with me? Sure why not (this would be when its […]