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easy summer app | cantaloupe skewers

  We were hosting dinner club and I needed a quick and ...

weeks 12 & 14

I’m combining weeks 12 and 14 in one update because both are ...

catching up AND week 11

Catching up with the world since my four month hiatus… I think ...

Two Olive Garden Knock-Offs

A couple months ago, I shared a 5-ingredient Zuppa Toscana Olive Garden ...

Chicken Enchiladas Verde

I know I’ve been going on and on about it, but the ...

my december menu

Here’s a glimpse of some dishes I made during this past December. ...

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my november menu

During November, my kitchen was a tad busier. Of course there was Thanksgiving, but I also hosted 2 family events and Cookbook Club 2.0 so I got to try several new recipes that I’m excited to share. sweet potato & brie flat bread | I made this for our Cookbook Club 2.0. We chose the [...]

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my september/october menu

It appears I didn’t cook much in September or October. I was out of town quite a bit so I’m guessing that contributed to the lack of activity in my kitchen. Here is a glance at what I did get to in the fall. chili cook-off | Sam’s office held a chili cook-off this year. [...]

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creamy tomato soup

One of my besties (is there a new word for bestie yet?) had a soup extravaganza over her fall break this year. A different soup for every day, I so wish I had fall break (and spring break for that matter) so I could have such fun days cooking soups upon soups. Until that day [...]

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minestrone with chicken meatballs

I call this a perfect alternative to your basic chicken and noodles. You still have the chicken and you still have the noodles, just in different forms. I found it in Bon Appetit magazine (which I love) and tweaked it a bit by adding a few more vegetables. Here’s what you’ll need: 6 ounces ground chicken (about [...]

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roasted garlic-parmigiano broccoli

I know it’s been a while, but I thought I’d share a great side dish I made over the holidays. I made it for 2 Christmas dinners because it is so good and so easy. I found it in a Food & Wine holiday suggested recipes email. The butter alone is worth making this recipe, we used [...]

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my july/august menu

Summertime cooking is hit or miss for me. It’s so hot, so it’s hard to really want to cook. But this year we got a grill, so that changed things a lot! pepperoni burgers | I really made these in June, but wanted to recap here since I forgot to include it in the June recap. [...]

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Gwyneth’s Slow Roasted Tomatoes

These tomatoes are a must. Must make. Must try. They are so easy and they can be used for SO many things. Add them to a pizza, pasta or salad. Eat them with cheese and crackers. Eat them by themselves. Something about slow roasting transforms these tomatoes into a delicate addition to your meal. It’s [...]

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swordfish skewers with sweet pepper salad

Like I said in my May/June menu recap, I usually think Bon Appetit‘s recipes are a little too ingredient heavy and time consuming. But this one was neither… It had ingredients I was familiar with and had instructions I could easily follow. I loved the sweet pepper salad that the fish is served with too, [...]

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PW’s pepperoni pizza burgers

I forgot to include these in my June menu recap – but I didn’t want you to miss out, so I thought I’d share the recipe with you in July. I don’t know why I never thought to make a pepperoni pizza burger. It’s actually pretty genius. So whether you’re craving pizza or a burger, [...]

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my may/june menu

I found some fantastic recipes during May & June that I can’t wait to share with you. Summer time is my favorite time of year, despite the over 100° days. I have been slowly working on my patio, making it comfy and a great place to hang out. I got these chairs & ottoman on [...]

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