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Paella with Pasta (Fideuá)

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Don’t even ask me to pronounce that word. Fedora? Fidoola? Fiddler on the roof? I don’t even . . . But could we take half a nano to talk about how super cute that spaghetti is all crispy and sticking up? We can? Oh, okay. That spaghetti is super cute all crispy and sticking up, […]

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Chicken Diablo

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Um, excuse me but, who is this. . .Diablo? Does he have a mustache? Does he ride a motorbike? Does he have pointy little horns sticking out of his head and a long spiky tail snaking out of his expensive Spanish linen pants? Did you know that “diablo” means DEMON? I found this out today. […]

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Tapas-Style Sauteed Mushrooms

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Duuuude, what’s uuuuuuupppppaaaa??? That’s my “never-mind-me-I’ve-just-eaten-a ton-of-mushrooms” voice. SAUTEED mushrooms, you freak! I’m not that kind of girl. You know, sauteed mushrooms are not to be taken lightly. The marriage between the butter, the garlic, the wine…they are an exquisite treasured delicacy among the lands. And in my mind. And mouth. One must not overlook […]

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Smoked Cod Soup

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I know it’s 100 degrees out. I know it’s mid-June. I know the staple outfit these days is a bikini. I know most of you are firing up your grill tonight. I know. I still wanted soup for dinner. It’s my kitchen, I can soup if I want to. Yeah, that only sort of works, […]

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Smoked Chorizo and White Bean Soup

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With the spring temperatures taking a mini-vacation and steady rain showers passing through the metro, (that’s what they call it on the local news) I found myself digging out my warmest yoga pants, my newest novel and a cozy spot on the couch with my sweet pup. Well, she was only sweet after I freaked […]

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To Paella, or Not To Paella

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While on a walk this afternoon with my pooch, I was mentally bouncing around the walls of my fridge and pantry, trying to brainstorm on a simple but flavorful dinner for tonight. My mission was only use what I have, but to make it spectacular. (darn cooking shows.) Freezer: shrimp, chicken sausage, corn (yeah, okay, […]

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