Friday Flotsam

hoya / bev cooks

FAAAAAAAAAAAAAArudeelaadooday. What do we think about, “I love me some ____.”? Like when people say the words “love me some” in relation to things in this world and life. I find myself actually saying that phrase from time to time, and then I cringe and think, “I can’t be someone who says that phrase”. And […]

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Creamy Chicken and Beans

Creamy Chicken and Beans / Bev Cooks

Is it a soup? Is it a sauce? Is it incredible and simple and comforting and flavorful and slurptastic? YESYESYESYESYESHIBYEYES. It looks like there’s a lot happening here. And oh, there IS. Flavor-wise. But wait until you see the brilliant (I read a lot of English fiction) short-cut that saves so much time and builds […]

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Monthly Mixtape: Humming Trees and Velvet Breeze

Monthly Mixtape: Humming Trees and Velvet Breeze / Bev Cooks

August! We won’t even talk about how this is possible. Other than the whole natural and expected time continuum thing. I know there’s a lot of anxiety bubbling at this month’s rim. (and all months’.) And rightly so. Schools are starting, cases are still rising, the government pushed the snooze button, it’s all such a […]

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Friday Flotsam

black eyed susans / bev cooks

Frrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrroydoy. Why do you think we say “smart cookie?” “Oh, she’s a smart cookie. She’ll go far.” Smart cookie? I don’t feel like cookies are the smartest of treats. Correct me if I’m wrong (I’m no baker), but aren’t they among the simplest of desserts? What’s so smart about a cookie? What about, “Oh, she’s […]

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Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Sliders

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Sliders / Bev Cooks

MOOD FOOD, am I right? Not that I’m in a bad mood. I’m in a great mood! Because of these. Solely these. And YES you’re probably thinking, “Slow cooker, Bev? Really? In the summer? Off with her head!” Simmer down, chili cheese fries. Slow cooking in the summer is all the brilliant because it lets […]

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Cheesy Tomato Gratin

Cheesy Tomato Gratin / Bev Cooks

I’ll understand if you need a moment. And yes, that is a delicious summer gratin punching you square in the face right now. LOOK AT THAT. WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT. I also might want to mention that there are only five ingredients. Which makes this all the more awesome and less of an ordeal […]

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Friday Flotsam

succulent / bev cooks

FfFfFrRrRiIiIdDdDaAaAyYyY. (that was hard.) I drank dish water and found raw chicken left in the car overnight, HOW HAS YOUR WEEK BEEN? Really. I found my coffee cup in the sink (“Wait, did I put this here? I must have.), picked it up and took a big gulp. (“Why is this is so watery and […]

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Pesto Turkey Meatballs with Pasta in a Creamy Basil Sauce

Pesto Turkey Meatballs with Pasta in a Basil Cream Sauce / Bev Cooks

Do you need me to repeat “creamy basil sauce?” Because I’m more than willing. This is sort of like a “spaghetti and meatballs” sitch but only summerfied and creamland dreamland. Plus we’re putting pesto in the meatballs, so. Things are looking up for you. And your mouths. (wipe that drool, people are looking.) I’ll start […]

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Bruschetta Shrimp Risotto

Bruschetta Shrimp Risotto / Bev Cooks

OKAY, let’s talk about something real quick before you yell at me all off-with-her-head style. Also, look at that. ^^ I mean my gosh. Okay but first. AH KNOW that the word “bruschetta” actually refers to the garlicky grilled bread in which the chopped tomatoes rest upon. And there’s no actual bread in this risotto. […]

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