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Orzo Primavera

Orzo Primavera

Well hello Friday night. How you doin’? And howdy Mr. half a box of orzo. Oh, and I’d totally forgotten about you ear of corn! But not you asparagus. Not you. I see you back there, half of a red bell pepper. I remember you from earlier in the week. Ooooo, hello 1/4th of a […]

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Rigatoni with Sausage, Tomatoes and Cream

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Just shy of a month, hubs and I are going on vacation. V.A.C.A.T.I.O.N. And not just any vacation, we’re meeting our family for a week at a beach house. In Florida. On the beach. By the ocean. On the sand. By the water. In Florida. I’m a smidge giddy. So, I have roughly 4 weeks […]

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Linguine with Sardines. Don’t Gross Out.

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I finally did it. After two weeks of teetering on ideas, I finally opened up the can of sardines, took a nervous peek and decided what to do with them. You guys, those suckers are not cute. After many suggestions and google imaging, I thought about preparing them on sort of bruschetta, all fancy-like in […]

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Heavenly Stuffed Shells Stuffed With Heaven

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Mama. Mia. Mother of the babies that drink the morning dew. If there is one thing truly meant for you to do in this life and on this planet, it is to take an afternoon and make stuffed jumbo shells. STUFFED JUMBO SHELLS. Wonderfully large pasta shells filled to the rim with fluffy ricotta, velvety […]

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I Dream Of Ravioli

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If there is one thing that makes me giddy it’s when dinner makes itself. And if there is one thing that makes me piddy (piddy is the opposite of giddy) it’s thinking I have an onion or a shallot to use in the dinner and discovering I don’t. I could drive to the store of […]

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So Spelt Isn’t Code For Beta Blocker?

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Night 2 of practicing “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” for Ashlee’s karaoke birthday party Friday night. This is either going to be really awesome for me and extremely painful for the audience, or really awesome for the audience and extremely painful for me. My version is going to end up being, “Man! I Feel […]

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Midterm Marsala

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The election results are in and it’s no surprise that Chicken Marsala is the clear winner for tonight’s dinner. The prosciutto brought in many mental votes while preparing for this meal. Capers, butter and velvety spinach won by a landslide in the accents department. If the staunch policy of this succulent dish is to promise […]

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Quick and Divine

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Our family is almost here, Aaron is inflating the blow up mattress and my house is spotless. Zen, people. Plus, dinner was ready before I could type “our family is almost here, Aaron is inflating the blow up mattress and my house is spotless.” I ain’t even kiddin’ y’all. Simple Garlicky Shells: What it took […]

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Are You Kidding?

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Our summer garden produced an obnoxious amount of produce today. While I was tactfully telling the garden that Halloween was next weekend, Aaron was tactfully telling me to chill and enjoy the free food. Men. When I say obnoxious I’m talking about a zucchini the size of a canoe, enough scotch bonnet peppers for 87 […]

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