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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. ...

my november menu

During November, my kitchen was a tad busier. Of course there was ...

my september/october menu

It appears I didn’t cook much in September or October. I was ...

creamy tomato soup

One of my besties (is there a new word for bestie yet?) ...

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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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philly cheesesteak stuffed peppers

I love a good philly cheesesteak sandwich. I mean, what’s not to love? cheese, sauteed veggies, steak, delicious bread, oh so good. I’ve never attempted to make my own cheesesteak sandwich because it sounds labor intensive to slice the meat so thin. And I also don’t have a flattop to properly cook the meat. I [...]

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roasted veggie tacos

I saw this recipe in Martha Stewart Living and immediately thought it sounded amazing. Roasted vegetables on a taco, why had I never thought of this before? It’s simple enough: roast veggies, slap them on a tortilla. Her recipe was for portobello and zucchini tacos and don’t they look amazing? I didn’t just stop at [...]

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my april menu

April was a crazy busy month. We had a wedding in Marfa (a friend recaps it here), a surprise 40th birthday and we spent A LOT of time unpacking in the new house (still a lot more to do).  Not a lot of cooking happened in the beginning since my kitchen was all in boxes, but it was [...]

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