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TaraCooks has Moved

If you are reading this then you probably have bookmarked this page and returned to it.  Or maybe you clicked a link from another site.  The new site is at www.taracooks.com.  Now that’s the same address you typed in previously.  However, it was redirected to taracooks.wordpress.com.  So if you have an old link or bookmark please update it with www.taracooks.com.   We now have some flexibility to add some new features.

And visit often…we’ll keep posting great recipes.  -Richard


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Hey food lovers, we’ve had a blast cooking  and photographing some great recipes for the TaraCooks.com web site.  I have found WordPress.com a great way to publish this type of web page.  But we want to go beyond what we can do here and I will be moving the web site to another web hosting company on Saturday.  I’ll be using WordPress.org this time and will have more flexibility and will be able to add more features.  There may be some ups and downs on Saturday but check back to see the new look.  If you like what you see here, please tell your friends.

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Can you believe Christmas is almost here?  It sure has come fast this year – faster than I can ever recall.  There are too many things I will have to leave undone this year.  The Christmas dishes are still in the attic.  I never got around to cutting fresh cedar and magnoia greens to decorate the mantle.  But I must find time to whip up some of our favorite traditions.  Here’s a peek at our holiday menu:

Tuesday lunch with the in-laws – Taco Soup and Sour Cream Cornbread

Christmas Eve Brunch – Ham on Rolls, Hashbrown Casserole, Fresh Fruit, Orange Julius

Christmas Eve Dinner – Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Festive Cranberry Salad, Broccoli Casserole, Corn Pudding, and Red Velvet Cake

Mulled Apple Cider by the fire while Dad read T’was the Night Before Christmas

Cookies and Milk for Santa

Christmas Breakfast – Christmas Breakfast Croissants, Sausage Balls, Sticky Buns

Christmas Dinner – Roasted Turkey, Cornbread Dressing, Festive Cranberry Salad, Creamed Potatoes, Green Beans, Rolls, Coconut Cake, Boiled Custard

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Hey there, and welcome to TARACOOKS.COM.  This web-site evolved from my love of cooking, and my family’s love of eating.  My family has urged me for quite a while to write a cookbook, or do something special with my recipes.  So I have heeded their request and with my hubby’s help (THANKS HONEY!) have launched TARACOOKS.COM.


I hope these recipes will call to your heart (or better yet, your tummy) and inspire you to slow down and renew your love of real food. Most recipes here at TARACOOKS.COM are prepared “from scratch.”  I try to minimize the amount of hydrogenated fats and preservatives my family eats and eliminate those bad guys from my cooking.  Remember a home baked dessert is a better choice health wise, than one purchased from the frozen food section containing hydrogenated oil, and a long list of additives we cannot spell or pronounce.


It is my heart’s desire that many of my recipes will be simple enough for everyday living.  May serving real, home cooked food be the norm, not the exception at your dinner table. Drop in anytime and see what’s for dinner.


See ya in the kitchen!

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