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Spiedini + Bev = True Love

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A week ago yesterday Aaron and I attended a wonderful dinner party with a group of dang good people. We each contributed our part of the dinner, but the main course was supplied by the fabulous hosts. They prepared a most succulent chicken spiedini with 2 pasta sides. You guys, I have not been able […]

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A New Kind of Sauce

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Can I see a show of hands of you who love eating pasta? Good, good. Now, can I see a show of hands of those watching their waistline? Yep, new year, makes sense. Lastly, can I see a show of hands of you who would like a healthier take on pasta with a rich sauce […]

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Power Foods For Your Face

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So yesterday I came home to see a package at my front door. I don’t know about you, but I love seeing brown paper packages tied up with string at my front door step. Sorry, Fraulein Maria moment. Inside the package was a cookbook I ordered a few days ago. The cookbook is called Power […]

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Stroganoff For the Snowed In

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Well hello, Old Man Winter. I see you’ve brought some snow our way. And I hear you’re not done just yet. And that’s fine, but while I have you, would you mind calling Triple A for me in the morning when my lil ole car won’t make it to work? Oh, and would you please […]

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Rigatoni With Greens and Sausage

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We’ve officially entered the winter season. Goods news is the shortest day of the year is now behind us! I get so excited because as soon as January 1st hits, I have this mental shift and start putting pen to paper to map out the Weidner Garden. What can I say? I’m an enthusiastic planner. […]

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Monday, With Cream

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Today I sat at my holiday-infested desk and stuffed roughly 450 Christmas cards into envelopes. This could have been a nightmare, but guess what? This year we ordered the peel and seal style envelopes! Translation: No licking. No transporting rosemary flavored cracker crumbs to the envelope flap. No raw/sour tongue for the next month. Merry […]

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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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How Are We Eating More Turkey Already?

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We made it home! I would have posted this dinner last night except for the fact that my brain fell into a post-Thanksgiving coma and didn’t come out until…well, I’m not sure I’m even out of it yet. While I was busy unpacking from our trip and getting settled, Aaron had an unexpected craving to […]

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Is That a Snowflake In My Soup

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Tonight is a night many Kansas Citians have been waiting for. At last, a local weatherman, Gary Lezak, is giving his winter weather forecast at 10pm. I’ll be honest, I’m bracing myself for pessimal news. I’m even polishing my baseball bat in case of an unexpected, belligerent urge to bash in the TV. Things could […]

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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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