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Kitchen-Sink Stuffed Peppers

If you’re going out of town for Thanksgiving like us, you are probably desperately trying to use up everything in your fridge that you can’t freeze and that might go bad before you get back into town, exhausted from too much food and fun (and possibly beer). That, anyway, was the inspiration behind this dinner. […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Aioli

It is not too often I dance around my kitchen in reaction to something I put in my mouth (nevermind all the times I dance around in there for no reason.) This made me do it. I know what you are thinking: “Brussels sprouts? The poster-child food of disgustingness is making you do twirls in […]

Pumpkin Pie Hummus

It’s so easy this time of year to give into store-bought (read: highly processed junk) treats. We tell ourselves it’s okay to indulge in something once in a while…but this time of year, when is it ever once? Especially when there’s the office and schools overflowing with these goodies, not to mention all the parties […]

Black Bean Hummus

This recipe isn’t glamorous, or even particularly attractive, but damn is it tasty. As in, I was licking the spatula. And the spoon. And the knife I used to spread it on our sandwiches. And the food processor blade (Please don’t do this. It is a terrible idea.). What is it about beans, tahini, olive […]

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 […]

Bison Sliders

Summer means burgers! They’re everywhere this time of year. I mean, have you been to a cookout lately?  But rather than going with mediocre-tasting, low-grade beef loaded with who-knows-what, why not pick up some delicious grass-fed beef or bison? Really kick that patty up a notch! At a cookout we hosted a few weeks ago, I grilled […]

Basics: Pesto

Nothing says “summer” like a huge batch of basil pesto. The stuff you buy at the store can’t hold a candle to the real deal, and it couldn’t be easier! As you can see, I am just swimming in basil. So I pruned down my bushes, gave it a quick bath and spin-dry, and crammed […]

Blueberry-Balsalmic Glaze

If you only make one recipe from my blog, let it be this sauce. I couldn’t believe how amazing this was. As we sat down to dinner on Sunday night, Scott took a bite before I’d sat down. “This…is good.” High praise from the man who usually wolfs down his plate without coming up for […]

I love a good salad

I love a good salad. I really do. Most people think salads are for dieters, but I think a crisp, clean, fresh salad is one of the most versatile meals you can make for yourself, and a great way to use up whatever you have. Tonight, I had to use up bacon. Oh yes. I […]

Couscous Salad

Couscous: The pasta so nice they named it twice! I’m honestly not a huge pasta fan. I don’t crave it the way many other people do. While I’m almost always happy eating it, it’s not something I seek out, and I almost never order it at a restaurant (well, except maybe when mac and cheese […]

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