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Homemade Calzones with Chicken and Asparagus

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So, yesterday afternoon while Aaron and I marked off some embarrassingly overdue chores on our to-do list, I kept pondering dinner. Out loud. “Hey babe, what should we have for dinner? What do you want to eat? What sounds good tonight? What are you craving? When should we start cooking? Now perhaps? No? Stop talking? […]

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Tomato Bruschetta with Sauteed Spinach

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Remember the scene in “Julie and Julia” when Julie is ferociously chopping tomatoes in her teeny Queen’s kitchen, while frying the most beautiful slices of rustic bread, and the camera cuts quickly from the bread, to the tomatoes, to the perfectly torn basil, to her arranging the bruschetta, to them inhaling the works of edible […]

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Quick Spaghetti with a Fresh Tomato Sauce

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You guys, it’s so hot here that when I went outside to check on the garden this morning, at least 15 ripe tomatoes had their sad little viney hands reaching up to me, begging through tears to be picked and taken indoors to a cooler, safer world. One plant even had a little boombox busting […]

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Slow-Roasted Tomato Pasta

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I’m not gonna lie to you. I never got out of my robe today. I knoooow, I knoooow. I have an excuse though! It rained all day. What, not good enough? Let’s see, what about this: all my house work was done? Um, okay. What about: I needed to slow-roast tomatoes today, and that required […]

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Midterm Marsala

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The election results are in and it’s no surprise that Chicken Marsala is the clear winner for tonight’s dinner. The prosciutto brought in many mental votes while preparing for this meal. Capers, butter and velvety spinach won by a landslide in the accents department. If the staunch policy of this succulent dish is to promise […]

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