Fall Risotto

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I bought a huge bag of brussels sprouts yesterday, so if you see the little guys appearing in, well, every single dish this week, don’t hold it against me, mk? Fall Risotto with Roasted Brussels Sprouts in an Acorn Squash Puree: What it took: * 20 brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and halved * 1 acorn […]

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Fondue: The Healthy Way To Eat Cheese, Right?

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Last night a girlfriend came over and we ate cheese.  A lot of cheese.  There was much of the dipping into the cheese.  Don’t worry, we ate our vegetables.  We coated them in cheese.  We had good, nutritious bread too.  Soaked in cheese.  We were this close to dipping any and all household objects into […]

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Onion, Cheddar and Parsley Frittata

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As I type this I am wiping up the last of the parmesan shavings with my finger and sharing onion bits with little miss Charlie.  She kind of likes frittata. What it took: * 2 eggs * 1/2 a medium yellow onion, sliced thinly * 1/4th cup chopped fresh parsley * sprinkle of Hungarian sweet […]

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I’m The Cool Aunt

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Going out to dinner with a girlfriend tonight.  But I have to tell you, I found out yesterday that I’m going to be an aunt to a beautiful little girl.  I can’t wait to love her like crazy and give her obnoxious amounts of pink things.  She needs to know now that her mom is […]

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You Won’t Regret It

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Around my house I have a little catch phrase that I like to throw out to Aaron when a) I’d like him to do something or b) um, I’d like him to do something. It’s the “you won’t regret it” route. It goes something like this. “Hey sweetie, you should totally mow the lawns. They’ll […]

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Let Your Kitchen Do The Work

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Today was one of those days where I drove home in a brain-fried haze and walked into my house wondering if I was even in the right house.  I remember petting a little black, happy animal.  I’m not sure what it was. As my eyes began to focus, so did my stomach. So, of course […]

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Ragin’ Cajun

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One of my favorite things to do when a foodie friend or relative comes to visit is to take them to the most tantalizing spice shop found in downtown old Overland Park, Penzeys Spices.  Seriously, this place is a nostril’s utopia. They have little sniffing jars at each station so you can torture yourself before […]

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Status Supper

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Don’t you feel that naming a dish “shrimp po’ boy” is somewhat of an oxymoron?  Because, hi, shrimp is not that cheap. Maybe they mean that after you purchase the shrimp you become a po’ boy. Perhaps it should just be called, “middle class marine meal.”  Or maybe, “rich man’s torpedo.”  Maybe I should shut […]

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It’s What’s For Dinner.

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As each Sunday night rolls around and the daunting thoughts of Monday start to creep in, I like to lighten my mood with an evening of pampering.  And by that I mean, after a good dinner I shower, (I promise I do this more than once a week) wash my hair, (this may or may […]

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