Skillet Veggie Lasagna

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I love rain.  I love the SMELL of rain.  You know, the smell that comes about when its about to rain- like a forwarning of the drizzle ahead.  Wet dirt.  Thats what it is.  I especially love it … [Read more...]

Soba Noodle Salad with Citrus-Ginger Vinaigrette

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Hello Monday. It's nice to see you (again), I suppose.  This weekend was almost a beating- I (we) kept so busy the past two/three days all kind of just run together.  Last night I was laying in … [Read more...]

Zucchini & Tomato Pasta with Creamy Lemon Sauce

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I think I may have developed one of the most simple meals ever here with this pasta dish.  Not meaning to blow my own horn or anything.  Veggies cook up in a flash over a hot skillet.  Fast … [Read more...]

White Wine Risotto with Fresh Tomato, Basil, & Mozzarella

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Again with the risottos.  Can I not get enough?  Not really.  It seems so fancy-like, but once you have down the science of it risotto can easily be added into your weeknight rotation.  Science seems … [Read more...]

Basil Pesto & Mushroom Lasagna

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I love going to the hair salon.   There is something about these golden honey highlights and a fresh trim that makes a girl feel pretty.  Plus, I adore my hair dresser. Actually.. my last hair girl … [Read more...]

Fresh Tomato, Basil, & Mozzarella Pasta

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Last week I was preachin' to the choir about making healthy food at home more often- so I wanted to follow-up this week with some healthy habits you can follow in the kitchen. My top ten super easy … [Read more...]

Roasted Tomato Margherita Pizza

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I leave my oven on.  All night. It's only set at 200 degrees.  And some might be appalled by the thought of leaving the oven on over night- and by some, I could mean, my FireMan.  But after … [Read more...]

Creamy Macaroni & Cheese

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This month's cover recipe for the greatest magazine on the face of the earth boasts one of the the greatest of all comfort foods- Macaroni and Cheese.  I've made my fair share of mac'n'cheese- seeing … [Read more...]

Summer Vegetable Baked Pasta

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My jealousy becomes me.  Reading about all of the blogging foodies and their home vegetable gardens.  The obscene amounts of summer produce exploding from their carefully seeded and well-kept backyard … [Read more...]

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Roast Gaaaaaa-lic.  You must to give this a try- the deep and robust caramel flavor of a roasted garlic bulb is the most delicious addition to any main, side, appetizer, or just as is.  … [Read more...]