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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Butternut Squash Sauce

To start: Sorry for the hiatus! Some wickedly bad weather and a wonderful vacation have kept me from the blog for far too long. Why is it that when the weather is at its worst, I lose all my creative juices and turn back to the tried and true recipes? Maybe it’s because my body […]

Pesto Pork Tenderloin with Potatoes & Carrots

This is a two-for-one recipe today, since I’ve been less than diligent with posts lately! I was out of town this past weekend in Asheville, NC. They have such a thriving local food culture — tons of restaurants featuring local and sustainable ingredients, supporting their local farms and the environment. It was really cool and […]

Spinach-Artichoke Lasagna

Lasagna is great comfort food when the weather turns cooler. All too often, though, it’s 70% cheese, 25% pasta, and only 5% vegetable (though I’m hesitant to call tomato sauce a vegetable, despite what the USDA claims). I think the more veggies, the better — though there’s nothing wrong with lots of cheese! This version […]

Farrisotto with Butternut Squash and Cranberries

What is more autumnal than winter squash and cranberries and some nutty, al dente farro? Not much. I’ve been leaning heavily on these squash-y, grain-y combos lately. They feel so comforting now that the evenings are chilly, and the savory textures are a world away from the crisp sweetness of summer. The first time I […]

Pumpkin Ravioli with Greens and Feta Filling

This recipe is quite ambitious and I almost didn’t post it. But then I figured I spent way too much time on it not to share it. Plus the filling is delicious and it’s worth it just for that. This is the kind of recipe you make when you want to impress someone. Because who […]

Oven-dried Tomatoes

This recipe couldn’t possibly be any easier. Well, maybe if you didn’t slice the tomatoes in half first. But other than one slice with the knife, time and a super-low oven do the rest of the work. There’s just one ingredient: Halved Roma tomatoes. And you’re left with a delicious treat! I love sun-dried tomatoes […]

Shrimp Scampi

They say the way to a person’s heart is through his or her stomach. I’m pretty sure this recipe is the basis for that quote. The very first meal I cooked for my boyfriend, on a cold February night in 2010, was shrimp scampi. It was my very first time attempting it (though I’ve been […]

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