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Weeknight Bolognese Sauce

When I was in Italy last summer, one of the best things I ate was a lasagne dish with homemade pasta, bechamel sauce, and bolognese sauce. In Bologna, of course, with a generous pour of red wine in my glass, too. My aunt and I had a very relaxing couple of days to close out […]

Chicken and Farro Soup

Soup season is officially upon us, people! The weather lately has been decidedly dreary, with plenty of rain and wind and chilly temps. I knew when I got home today that it would be soup for dinner. A few days ago I posted an article on my Facebook page extolling the benefits of eating and […]

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

This recipe is so quick and easy I almost feel like it’s too good to be true. But it’s not! Isn’t that the best? And I bet you have all the ingredients at home right now. Yeah, really. Broccoli cheddar soup is a restaurant favorite, but you and I both know it’s not exactly the […]

Beef Stew

The leaves are changing, there’s a nip in the air (at least in the mornings), and the days are getting shorter. That can only mean one thing: Soup’s on! Well, in this case…stew’s on. I broke out the Dutch oven for this one and let it simmer away slowly on a Sunday afternoon while I […]

Veggie Lasagne

First off, sorry for the radio silence. Sometimes the weather is just too nice to spend evenings writing blog posts…sometimes I’m awfully busy with I don’t even know what, and all I can think to make is endless nights of tacos…sometimes I try to cook some things that sound good in my head but don’t […]

Summer Vegetable Pie

I recently went to my favorite you-pick farm and came home with 40+ pounds of tomatoes, 6 pounds of blackberries, and 2 pounds of these beauts: Oh man, are these eggplants amazing. I’ve grown up eating and loving the big, purple globe eggplants. But then I tried these. Oh, man. I’ve been missing out! These […]

Panzanella

I heard of panzanella several years ago watching Giada on one of my regular Food-Network binges back when I had access to cable. The theory was completely appealing to me — bread, check. Tomatoes, check — but I never got around to trying one. In Italy earlier this summer I had the opportunity to try […]

Peach Guacamole

It is no secret that I looooove guac. It was one of my major cravings as soon as I got home from Italy. I make it at least once a week, and I’m not embarrassed to oh-so-subtly eat every last bit out of the bowl. Usually I reserve this sort of behavior for when I’m […]

Tomato Pie

I am so. Freakin‘. Excited. for tomatoes. While I’ve been busy crying over my one lone tomato on my plant at home (with two new potentials as of last night, yippee!), my CSA has delivered. I got to take up to 3 pounds with last week’s pick-up, and you better believe I took every last […]

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Ah, early summer. My CSA started back up for summer two short weeks ago and yet, I am already drowning in produce. But, you know, in a good way. Since it’s just the two of us, we tend to have more than we can feasibly use. A lot goes into the freezer (which makes ice […]

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