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Easy Peasy Summer Minestrone

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I love making soup in the summertime because it means I don’t have to do much. Aside from a little chippity-chop-chop of a few vegetables, the pot does all the work! This really works to my advantage, you see. This gives me more time to focus on which Ross and Rachel milestone we’re crossing. It […]

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Summer Vegetable Pasta

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We’re harvesting quite a bit of broccoli right now from our garden. (I can sense every kid ever wincing right now. SICK DUDE. KEEP ME AWAY FROM THAT YARD. DON’T GIVE MY MOM GET ANY IDEAS.) Aside from the insano health benefits of broccoli, the little florets are almost candy-like in this simple pasta dish. […]

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Grilled Summer Vegetable Risotto

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You know how they say in the summertime our bodies crave less filling food because of the longer days? I’m sorry, but I think that’s a bunch of willy nilly. It might be the case for you, but I always, ALWAYS craves starches. Whether it be seasoned skillet potatoes, silky pasta, asian-style rice, or freshly […]

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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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Chicken Cacciatore

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I have a brand new bed in our bedroom with no frame. I have a smaller frame and a mattress sticking out of one of our guest bedrooms. I have another guest bedroom completely empty. I have one mattress in the basement and a box spring stuck on the basement stairs. Please, don’t even try […]

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Orzo Primavera

Orzo Primavera

Well hello Friday night. How you doin’? And howdy Mr. half a box of orzo. Oh, and I’d totally forgotten about you ear of corn! But not you asparagus. Not you. I see you back there, half of a red bell pepper. I remember you from earlier in the week. Ooooo, hello 1/4th of a […]

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Rigatoni with Sausage, Tomatoes and Cream

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Just shy of a month, hubs and I are going on vacation. V.A.C.A.T.I.O.N. And not just any vacation, we’re meeting our family for a week at a beach house. In Florida. On the beach. By the ocean. On the sand. By the water. In Florida. I’m a smidge giddy. So, I have roughly 4 weeks […]

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Linguine with Sardines. Don’t Gross Out.

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I finally did it. After two weeks of teetering on ideas, I finally opened up the can of sardines, took a nervous peek and decided what to do with them. You guys, those suckers are not cute. After many suggestions and google imaging, I thought about preparing them on sort of bruschetta, all fancy-like in […]

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Heavenly Stuffed Shells Stuffed With Heaven

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Mama. Mia. Mother of the babies that drink the morning dew. If there is one thing truly meant for you to do in this life and on this planet, it is to take an afternoon and make stuffed jumbo shells. STUFFED JUMBO SHELLS. Wonderfully large pasta shells filled to the rim with fluffy ricotta, velvety […]

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