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Coconut Basil Chicken with Brown Rice

I now pronounce you, coconut basil sauce and wife. I can’t stop with the sauces. Nor would I ever want to. Nor could I ever want to. Nor should I ever want to. I’m a loner, Dottie. A rebel – geeeetting off track. This sauce is all about the basil. Four cups of it. More […]

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Watermelon Feta Caprese Bites {Tablespoon Tuesdays}

I don’t know but I’ve been told that it’s not very end of July-ish outside right now. Actually, I do know because my eyeballs are looking out my open back door at the steady rain that’s not even slowed down in over 24 hours, with temperatures hovering right around 70. I LOVE IT. I’ve always […]

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Creamy Potato Soup with Bacon and Basil

Since the stupid stubborn snow refuses to melt, me thinks the clear solution is creamy potato soup. Look, I don’t want to get all annoyingly weather-obsessed on ya, but I’ve taken a peepsie into the long ranger forecast and me thinks we’re bound for some serious melting. Me also thinks that it’s probably the grossest […]

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Creamy Dutch Oven Chicken

I can’t decide if I want to tell you what’s in this or not. Just like I can’t decide if I want to tell you about a fake eyelash that’s been stuck to my eye since Saturday night but I’m afraid to pull it off because I’m scared it’s going to rip out my real […]

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Linguine with Pesto and Seared Scallops

I don’t even know where to begin. And that frightens you, doesn’t it? As you can see, I have zero process shots. Or as my brain likes to Sean Conneryize it, “zhero proshesh shotsh.” But I can explain! (the no shots, not the Sean Conneryizing) Remember the video that we shot at my house a […]

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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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Spicy Beef and Basil with Vermicelli Noodles

Oh hey guess what! It’s only 1,462 degrees here in Kansas City. And my hair has never looked more stunning. I used to be SUCH a summer-lovin’ gal, back in my ripe years. I lived in New Mexico, rode my faded red Schwinn at like TWO O’CLOCK in the stale, breeze-less July afternoons, with no […]

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Bulgur Salad with Spinach, Pine Nuts and Asparagus

Hearty summer grain salads are ALL THE RAGE RIGHT NOW. Could you tell I was using my best car salesman voice? Actually they would say, “GIT YER BULGUR SALAD BEFORE IT’S GONE GONE GONE.” Why do car sales people repeat words? “I’m sorry honey, I know we were in the middle of fertilizing the flower […]

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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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Chicken Pesto Minestrone

Something is happening to my brain. And it’s starting to scare me. It all started with the most devastating news ever ever ever. Whitney. When I found out, of course I spent the next 36.5 hours cradling my laptop, glued to YouTube, singing along through unruly sobs to I Will Always Love You. And things […]

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