Loaded Italian Chicken Sub Sandwiches

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I heard a weather report not long ago that offered some pretty strong advice for how to handle these insane drought conditions. I did. Yeah, the guy basically said the only solution right now for this national crisis is massive consumption of loaded Italian chicken sub sandwiches. But he laid it out very simply, so […]

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Penne with Trapanese Pesto

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No that does not say TRAPEZE. But the weird thing is, the little penne pastas kind of look like little trapezes, don’t they? And I didn’t even plan that. THE STARS ALIGN ON THIS GLORIOUS DAWN, Y’ALL. Trapanese pesto is yet another Lidia-inspired recipe. And yes, I’m completely obsessed with her, thanks. I think it’s […]

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Smoky Corn Chowder with Shrimp

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I don’t wanna beg, buuuuut… Meet your new summer lover. His name is Chowder. Or, Chow-duh if you like to LIVE ON THE EDGE. He’s gentle, tender, smokin’ hot, probably has a mustache and I’m weirding even myself out right now. So, my M-I-L visited last weekend and brought with her what some would call […]

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Slow Cooker Pork Burritos

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Oh look it’s July and I turned my crock pot on. AAAW LAAWWD. Actually, I think I might declare crock pots to be the new summer appliance of choice. BECAUSE, I would put my hands all around it from time to time to test just how much heat it emits and it’s basically nil, you […]

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Homemade Ricotta Cheese

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So you know how we went to Arkansas last weekend for the holiday and I got that enormous tree log splinter stuck in my thigh? Well I have good news. We got the splinter out. And then we made cheese. And the cool thing was, the very tools and chemicals we used to get the […]

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Lemony Roasted Potato Salad

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My microwave is haunted. No, it really is. When I heat up anything, and then close the door after I’ve taken the food or coffee out of it, it starts up again, but only for a few seconds, like maybe six total, and then stops. Do you think it’s the ghost of my old kitchen […]

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