Chicken Sausages with a Spicy Corn Saute

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I don’t know about you, but I might have a little crush on chicken sausages. Especially the sun-dried tomato ones. Actually, any flavor works for my fragile heart. I’m prepared to make friendship bracelets for the chicken sausages. I’m prepared to make a mix tape for the chicken sausages. I’m prepared to take a picture […]

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I Got a Birthday!

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You know the scene in When Harry Met Sally, when Sally is sitting on her bed, crying her eyes out because of a relationship gone wrong, and then she remembers this: Sally, “And I’m gonna be FORTY!” Harry, “When?” Sally, “Someday!” Harry, “In eight years.” Sally, “But it’s THERE. It’s just sitting there, like this […]

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Chicken Spaghetti

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Remember last weekend when my high school BFF came through town? Well, on their way home from vacation they dropped in one more night, for good measure. With 2 kiddos in tow, I decided to make an old childhood favorite of mine, the chicken spaghetti. C.H.I.C.K.E.N. S.P.A.G.H.E.T.T.I.  Shredded chicken, gooey Velveeta cheese, copious amounts of […]

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Seared Chicken with a Cauliflower Gratin

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So, yesterday I had round 3 with the oh-so-hip Matthew Collins! He’s an amazing local photographer who comes over once in a while to shoot me cooking, and blog about it. And eat my food. HEY WAIT A MINUTE. Just kidding, Matthew! Maybe. It was an interesting session to say in the least, as a […]

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Roasted Eggplant Bruschetta

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We had a big storm last night. We had sheets and sheets of insane rain, monstrous claps of thunder and everything. We had lightning, too. Oh guess what! One of the lightning bolts struck my neighbor’s tree, splitting it right down the center. It totally looks like something you’d see in a National Geographic magazine […]

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Pasta with Stewed Golden Tomatoes

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Gosh, I really need to shave my legs. Oh, Hi! I didn’t see you there! Wow. Well, while I have you, I have some awesomely incredible greatness to share with you. And you might be all, “Yawn, Bev. Pasta, really?” And to that I say, RA-EALLY. This pasta has spice. This pasta has sweetness. This […]

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French Lentils with Kale and Shrimp

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Do you ever find yourself zombieously wandering around your kitchen, scanning the pantry inventory for dinner: wild rice, lentils, oats, cob webs. WAIT, oh ew. And then you drag yourself out to the garden, squinting into the blinding sun to check out what’s left of the season: kale, some herbs, a few tomatoes, weeds. WAIT, […]

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Soy Chorizo and Two-Bean Chili

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You’re probably reading the title of this post, rubbing your eyes, re-reading it and thinking, “The girl’s gawn coo-coo. Who eats chili IN AUGUST?” Well hold on now! I need to explain something. For the most part of yesterday, it felt like fall. Delicious, crisp, I-can-go-outside-and-not-die-from-the-heat fall. The temperatures stayed right around 66, steady rain […]

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