About Me



I’m a moody cook….but not in a banging pots and pans, or a crying over a fallen soufflé kind of way.  I’m a moody cook because I cook only when I am in the mood to (which is often) and I only cook what I am in the mood to cook (which varies).

 I guess that is one of the pros to being at the “empty nester” stage. Long gone are the days when I had to figure out how to put together a meal that 4 little picky eaters (and 2 food-lovin’ adults) could all sit down and enjoy together.  For the record, they all grew up to be food-lovin’ young people….  So have heart if you are reading this while worrying about your little cutie who won’t touch meat with marks on it, eats only orange things, or throws a fit when you cut up his Eggo’s “wrong“!

 Most of these recipes come from my considerable collection of cookbooks, but some are my own, and some are inspired by all of the talented cooks and photographers out there doing just what I am trying to do….share a love of cooking, and feeding our friends and families.  Please enjoy!  And keep sharing recipes and ideas…I am always on the hunt for The Right Recipe!


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    January 14, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Hi, you don’t have a comment section on your Stone Ground Grits N Cheese Casserole, and the ingredients don’t list butter, but the directions do, and the ingredients list garlic, but the directions don’t. I winged it, added a couple tbsp butter and added the garlic in with the milk/eggs, but you might want to update that for future users! Thanks.

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      January 14, 2018 at 7:39 pm

      Thanks so much for pointing out those annoying errors…all fixed now. I appreciate your help! Cheers!

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    Linda FERRER
    June 14, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Hey The Right Recipe girl ! Did you ever find ‘grits’ in France ? If so, where did you buy them … English girl from Bordeaux !

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    Ittira J
    November 22, 2013 at 10:09 am

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    I have reviewed your site and have identified a few opportunities that we would be interested in.
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    Sally Erickson
    October 22, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Hey, Margaret! Just by chance I learned that you had a cooking blog so I decided to check it out! It is just beautiful – both the recipes and the photography – what a perfect pairing of your interests and talents. If I ever get the urge to cook (unlikely), I will certainly use one of the recipes you have published here even though I already know that my finished product probably won’t look the way they do in your gorgeous photographs. Hope all is well with your family,


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    September 15, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and following. You blog is mouth watering, just looking at the beautiful photos and the recipes are incredible! Can’t wait to see more!

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    September 4, 2013 at 12:32 am

    Thank you so much for recently stopping by my blog. After looking at yours, it seems like we have a lot in common. We are almost empty nesters, and I am always looking for the right recipe as well. I also tend to approach cooking with what I am in the mood for. I’m very glad I found your site and look forward to future posts.

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    August 31, 2013 at 6:55 am

    Hi! So happy I came across your site; love the recipes and your pictures! Looking forward to reading more.
    Mya, a new follower 🙂

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    August 22, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Hello, Raised my family, lived alone after divorce (no need to cook it was just me), now remarried — ooh, the ex-wife was a great chef! Yikes. I am not. Starting over now and you have some delicious recipes I intend to try right away. Thanks for being the first blog I will actually follow…..

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    Hunter Hodge
    August 3, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Hey Margaret. I just gave David Nicolson my Fig Ice Cream Recipe. Figs are late here so just wanted to know if you have any other fig recipes…..

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    Amy McGinnis
    June 17, 2013 at 9:56 am

    I just mentioned you in a post on my blog. I was inspired by your Hummus All Dressed Up and your Roasted Beet Hearts. I heard about your blog from the girls at Wildflower.

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    Cookin' Cowgirl (wanna'be)
    March 22, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I just couldn’t help but fall in love with your blog! You’ve got so many yummy recipes and beautiful photos… i’ve found so many recipes that inspire me! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Thanks!

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    March 20, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Love your Blog! I came across it in my reader, because you had “Liked” a recipe I was reading and I decided to click on your great picture. Reading your “About…” I immediately drew several comparisons, empty nester, three picky eaters, all of whom have grown up to be good cooks and love food, but oh boy do I remember the stripes on the meat day!
    You might enjoy my blog too, just incase, you will see it below.
    I look forward to enjoying your blog and i have already set eyes on lots of delicious recipes!
    Thank you and all the best.

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    Hunter Hodge
    March 8, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Hi the right recipe!

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    March 6, 2013 at 10:48 am

    ciao! luvFAB blog.

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    an uncommon girl
    February 22, 2013 at 11:56 am

    I’d like to ask permission to re-post Banana Bars on my blog.Of course, I’d give you credit and link back to your blog.

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      February 22, 2013 at 3:31 pm

      Yes, of course, you may repost this. It’s one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing.

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        an uncommon girl
        May 3, 2013 at 9:41 am

        I’m inspired by another of your great recipes. Love to re-post “Hummus….All Dressed Up”. Shoot me an email if I may re-post this next week.

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    October 30, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Ha – great way to put it, I think I’m a moody cook too! I look forward to spending more time trawling through your recipes 🙂

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    A Taste of Wintergreen
    October 1, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Hi Right Recipe!
    I found your blog because the lovely Candy of Lovely Buns nominated us both for a Liebster Award. Your blog is beautiful! A happy find.

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    October 1, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Hi, Your blog looks fantastic, 🙂 I have just nomimated you for the Liebster Award! Find out what it’s all about here:


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    September 8, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Hey thanks for following my blog. If you are on the hunt for just the right recipe, please come browse my blog, or ask me if I have something you are looking for. I still have 400-500 recipes I haven’t posted up yet because I don’t have pictures for them. Let me know if you’re looking for anything in particular!

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      September 13, 2012 at 1:53 am

      Thanks! I may take you up on that offer. I enjoyed looking through your recipes.

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