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Mediterranean Stuffed Squash

Would you believe I spelled Mediterranean right on the first try? Seriously. No squiggly lines, no buzzing alarms, no firetrucks, no handcuffs. Looks like I don’t have to enroll for self-esteem camp after all! I’m also noticing that sliiiiight shift in afternoon light as we get closer and closer to the ‘Embers. That’s what I’ve […]

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Lentil Salad with Roasted Red Peppers, Parsley and Almonds

The effect it had on me . . . It was like, my mind went completely numb. My throat closed in. My racing heart came to an abrupt halt, and then forgot how to beat for a good 20 seconds. My eyes froze, cried a tiny river, and then found their new happy place. My […]

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Mississippi Mud Brownies

Didn’t see this comin’, did ya? I can give you a moment to let it sink in if needed. And so that you can locate your eyeballs that have probably fainted right out of their sockets and are rolling around under your kitchen table right now with the dust bunnies. OMG was that too much? […]

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Penne with Trapanese Pesto

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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Orzo with Gruyere & Almond-Crusted Tilapia Salad

Hiya! Actually, I don’t know what I think about saying “hiya.” It didn’t really feel like me. And it’s not like I even needed to open with saying hi or hiya or hello or what up or hey dude or grüezi or whatever. I guess it’s because I’m in Arkansas right now, at a different […]

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Summer Garden Vegetable Pie

Is your computer screen’s brightness turned all the way up? Check real quick. No? Okay turn it up. I’ll wait. I MEAN JUST LOOK. Sometimes when I’m editing on the sofa I won’t have my laptop plugged in and I’ll edit all these photos and think, eeeeh. And then I remember that since it’s not […]

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Homemade Vanilla Bean, Honey and Almond Ice Cream

I KNOW. I can assure you you’re at the right website, so you can go ahead and feel around for your eyeballs that have probably popped out and are rolling around on your keyboard due to extreme shock at what they just witnessed. I flippidy flippin’ made ice cream! A DESSERT. Something SWEET. Something so […]

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Paprika Shrimp Over Creamy Egg Noodles

Yoooooou’re heeeere, there’s NOTHING I FEEEEAAAAR. That was the sound of my face at the end of Titanic (in 3D!) last night as the lights came up in the theater and tears bucketed from my eye sockets and my husband leapt from his seat and ran out of the room as fast as he could. […]

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Chinese Beef and Broccoli

So, the other night I decided to FaceTime with my younger sister. I touched the screen, heard a few techie beepidy beeps, and a moment later her little face appeared in my hand. (By the way, did you know phones DO THIS? Oh you did? Oh.) “What are you doing?” I asked. Without a single […]

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Indian-Spiced Yellow Wax Beans with Black Quinoa

Yesterday I picked up some yellow wax beans at the farmer’s market, with zilchy ideas of what to do with them. I even asked the seller and his response sounded like he was gurgling cough syrup. “Uhh, okay, that sounds great!” I said. I walked away quickly, frightened, and alone. But thanks to your suggestions […]

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