Summer Vegetable Pasta

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We’re harvesting quite a bit of broccoli right now from our garden. (I can sense every kid ever wincing right now. SICK DUDE. KEEP ME AWAY FROM THAT YARD. DON’T GIVE MY MOM GET ANY IDEAS.) Aside from the insano health benefits of broccoli, the little florets are almost candy-like in this simple pasta dish. […]

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Pulled-Chicken BBQ Sandwiches

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….And they’re gone. My parents just packed the car, hugged us one last time and drove away. Even at 34 years of age, I always get a little misty-eyed when they leave. I know that will never change. Parents are great. They’re great for buying you dinner. They’re great for buying you new sheet sets […]

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Grilled Sausage with White Beans and Escarole

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Who here doesn’t love a good plate of franks and beans?I know it carries a connotation of being somewhat of a kid’s meal, in canned form and resembling something along the lines of DEATH AND REGRET. I get it, I do. So why not fancy it up a bit? Make it a little more adult, […]

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Are these not the cutest little onions ya ever done did see? I just want to give them a pacifier and rock them to sleep.

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I Got Beet Up You Guys!

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A few thoughts bouncing around in my brain hole today: * I really love Sophie B. Hawkins. * I really miss 90210. * I really hate bumble bees. * Why are they so BIG? * Why is the entire population of eastern Kansas pollinating my lil’ ole garden? * Speaking of my garden, YOWZA, it’s […]

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Sneak Peek

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Summer Eats = Plums

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Plums remind me of summer. Specifically, when I was a kiddo and visiting my grandparents in south Arkansas. They always seemed to have plums for some reason. They also had an old white truck that my sister and I would BEG to take rides in through the countryside. We’d ride in the open back bed, […]

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Coconut Chicken with Sauted Bok Choy

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My parents are coming to visit us at the end of this week, and I know what you’re thinking. HIDE THE DRUG PARAPHERNALIA! To that I say, “don’t be silly!” I hid it last week. What this does mean for me is that the “Great Weidner Household Deep Clean” began today. And I’m not talking […]

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Grilled Summer Vegetable Risotto

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You know how they say in the summertime our bodies crave less filling food because of the longer days? I’m sorry, but I think that’s a bunch of willy nilly. It might be the case for you, but I always, ALWAYS craves starches. Whether it be seasoned skillet potatoes, silky pasta, asian-style rice, or freshly […]

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Grilled Filet Mignon with a Blueberry Sauce, Smashed Potatoes and Grilled Garden Broccoli

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Even though the summer season doesn’t official begin for another couple of days, I sure am feeling it now. And I mean that in a good way. People are ferociously filling their eco-totes with fresh vegetables and fruits from the farmers’ markets. Couples in love and budding families are lounging over long lunches at restaurant […]

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