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1 Wendi May 29, 2010 at 10:06 pm

Hey Karen, just wanted to say that I LOVE the new header banner thingy whatchamacalit but didn’t want to get thrown in with the comments to enter the giveaway.



2 Karen Bove May 29, 2010 at 11:51 pm

Thanks Wendi! The flashfader plugin makes the slideshow super easy.


3 Nick June 11, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Hey Karen!

I just stumbled upon your site and spent nearly an hour looking through your posts. As a college student who likes to eat and drink more than Ramen and Beer, you’ve gotten a new regular reader!



4 elsbeth June 11, 2010 at 10:49 pm

beautiful food!


5 Baker O'Brien June 15, 2010 at 11:42 am

Lovely site! Can’t wait to make the sangria! Can I sign up for emailed future entries?? Thanks! Baker


6 barb September 2, 2010 at 9:36 pm

just found your site thru pioneer woman cooks. very nice. love the printable recipe, and the way you can delete the pics you don’t wont. Only problem with that is the directions are under each pic, ideally I would like the finished product at top of recipe with recipe to follow. I am one of those that prints an saves recipes for future use.

great site


7 Karen Bove September 4, 2010 at 11:23 am

Thanks for the feedback. I’ve started doing a small finished product shot at the top of some posts and I’m still working out a new recipe format. Just not sure yet how I want to do it.


8 bonnie September 15, 2010 at 2:57 pm

chipolete chicken how would that be if cooked in the oven. if so, would you brown on ttop of stove then cook.(don’t have a grill)


9 Karen Bove September 15, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Without a grill, I think I’d do it on the stovetop. Just heat a little bit of oil in a large skillet and cook the chicken almost like you would on a grill. Brown it on each side, lower the heat a bit and continue cooking until it’s done. Spoon the extra sauce on as it cooks.


10 Talia September 17, 2010 at 7:50 pm

One of the prettiest foods sights I have seen so far! For some reason you look familiar to me, but not sure why!? I just moved from Sarasota, but not sure where you are in FL. Anyway, I just FB’d your sight on to a bunch of friends who love to cook and I am sure they will love it too! Am getting ready to make the Orange Mojitos now!


11 Michelle October 5, 2010 at 12:00 am

Amazing! Makes things so much easier with the pictures step by step. Little request: more pasta dishes please!!! Amazing.


12 Karen Bove October 5, 2010 at 8:36 am

Thanks! Pasta is such a staple around here that I can’t go long without yet another pasta dish.


13 Elizabeth October 6, 2010 at 1:36 pm

I love your site!!! Is there anyway to subscribe to your site by email?


14 Karen Bove October 6, 2010 at 5:12 pm

You should be able to get the RSS feed in your inbox? I’m working on a direct email subscription.


15 Kristen October 12, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Hi Karen,
As you know I love your site! Are you by any chance on Flickr too?


16 Karen Bove October 12, 2010 at 9:13 pm

I am, at least occasionally.

Did you get your Alien Bee yet?


17 Kristen October 13, 2010 at 12:54 pm

I did and then left town and haven’t had the chance to set it up yet. I can’t wait to try it out! I’m also getting a new lens…. just need to decide what it is going to be :) You have inspired me :)


18 Lynn December 5, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Hi Karen,
I stumbled across your site through the Viking page on FB. Your website is beautiful and the photography amazing!


19 Gail Nagle March 5, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Hi! Got some error messages hiel trying to respond to your blog. Tried to e-mail you about it, and have a Yahoo mailer Daemon saying :
Hi. This is the qmail-send program at
I’m afraid I wasn’t able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
This is a permanent error; I’ve given up. Sorry it didn’t work out.

Sorry, I couldn’t find any host named (#5.1.2)
thought you’d like to know?


20 Karen Marti January 7, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Hi Karen,
I ran across your site when I tried googling raspberry wine recipes. I love your site. The pictures are outstanding and your recipes are so different anything I’ve seen. I love your originality. Kudos to you!


21 karenbove January 7, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Thanks so much! I’m glad you’re enjoying and hope you stick around :)


22 JWK January 16, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Thank you for this blog. My mother hates everything that I cook, BUT she loved the three recipes I have tried from your blog (fettucini carbonara w/ roasted tomatoes, spaghetti and sausage and the beef barley soup). She has designated them all “keepers”. You have saved me a lot of tension headaches around mealtime. THANK YOU.


23 karenbove January 16, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Thank you so much for the kind words. I’m thrilled that your mom is enjoying your cooking. Keep poking around, trying new things and adapting them as you like and maybe she’ll like more than three things! :)


24 Charlotte June 4, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I just love your site! I just came across it and have been browsing through your recipes….at last, real, everyday cooking that can’t be found in my many cookbooks. Simple pantry items we already have on hand or at least don’t have to go to a specialty store to find it and food our whole family will enjoy. Thank you!!!


25 karenbove June 4, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Thanks Charlotte, and welcome. I’m so glad you’re here. As I’ve said before, most recipes are mainly inspiration and not a set-in-stone set of instructions. I hope you find ideas that you can put to good use with the ingredients you have and in ways that your family will enjoy.


26 Michelle Gillilan September 26, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Hi Karen!
I swear, every time I don’t know what to cook, your blog comes up! I made this tonight and we LOVE it!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Much love,
Chris and Michelle’s Texas parents


27 karenbove September 26, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Thanks Michelle! What’d you make?

I wish I had more time to keep up with it and add new recipes.


28 Craig Emme April 18, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Hi Karenabove!

I love the look of all of the pics and have actually tried a few recipes myself and have gotten great reviews from the mouths that I feed as well! Well done!!

The only thing is, do you think there might be a more ‘user friendly’ Recipe Index in the future? It’s such a huge and overwhelming list! I’d love to have a category to choose from and narrow down my search. Thoughts?

Thank you again!
~Craig and a bung of satisfied Emme’s!


29 karenbove April 20, 2014 at 6:09 pm

I’m glad you’re enjoying the recipes! I would love to find a better way to index recipes too. I’ll look around for a solution.


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