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Two Olive Garden Knock-Offs

A couple months ago, I shared a 5-ingredient Zuppa Toscana Olive Garden knock-off recipe.  It was so good and quick, I recently made it again. I like using the spicy Italian sausage to give it even more flavor. And in the SAME week I made this  chicken gnocchi soup that is also an Olive Garden [...]

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Chicken Enchiladas Verde

I know I’ve been going on and on about it, but the Real Simple cookbook has been one of my favorites lately. Everyone in cookbook club has made several of the recipes and all have been so good. My friend Katie told me about these Chicken Enchiladas Verdes and I needed an easy recipe to [...]

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my december menu

Here’s a glimpse of some dishes I made during this past December. Lots of keeper recipes!!! spiced pumpkin cake | Another successful recipe from the Real Simple cookbook. You know I’m not much of a baker but this cake was simple and delicious. Plus it looks pretty. almond bark with pretzels, M&Ms, & craisins | [...]

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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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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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