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Freezer Fridays: Meatballs

One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to do more freezing. I spend a lot of time cooking and yet, I often come home from work and there is nothing to eat. Since cooking meals from scratch 7 nights a week is just not realistic, I really want to make more of an effort to make some good freezer meals. So now a confession: Meatballs are one of my Top 5 all time favorite foods. I absolutely love them. I have yet to experience a day I would not feel like eating Meatballs and some pasta. In my mind, there is just nothing better than homemade meatballs. I have spent six years pefecting my [...]

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Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese #SundaySupper

 I am so excited to be participating in Sunday Suppers for the first time. The Sunday Supper movement was started by the wonderful Isabel from Family Foodie as a way to encourage people to sit down together and enjoy family meals. Sunday Suppers bring together a whole bunch of talented bloggers every week to share themed recipes. I really believe in the Sunday Supper movement and am amazed by these talented cooks and bloggers. As a small child, my family ate dinner together at the table every single night. My mom cooked meals and we sat and ate them together. As we got older and busier this became more and more rare.  Now [...]

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Spicy Eggplant Stir Fry

Hello! My posting has been reduced for the past few weeks owing to a big deadline at work. Hopefully October will be a little more calm and I will have lots of time for posting and cooking! As a food blogger, I mourn the loss of our wonderful FoodBuzz community every day. I got my start of FoodBuzz and connected with wonderful friends and mentors. I wanted to give a shout out to to Chef Dennis who has taken a leadership role in helping to rebuild our food blogging community. Click here to read his wonderful post about Google+ and how we all should be using it. I’m going to [...]

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Eggplant Puttanesca

My garden is overflowing with eggplant! So much yumminess and I am having a blast coming up with new ideas to enjoy it. Puttanesca sauce is one of my all time favorite things. I discovered it when I was too young to be told what the name means and have loved it ever since. Basic puttanesca sauce is incredibly easy to make, you just take some tasty homemade pasta sauce and add different types of olives and capers. Some like to add anchovies, but I didn’t have any on hand. Anyway, eggplant was the perfect addition to a puttanesca sauce. It’s thick, chunky texture is perfect with this rustic sauce [...]

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Cherry Tomato Pasta Sauce

My garden is overrun with cherry tomatoes! Back in May, we bought this one tiny little plant and it’s taken over our backyard! I have dozens ripening each week. This is a good problem to have, but I can’t eat them fast enough. Before leaving for vacation I had to use up the most recent batch, so I decided to try making a simple, tasty sauce.  This is such a simple way to use these tasty tomatoes. Throw them in a pan with some garlic and onion and let them “pop.” It’s simple, takes only a few minutes, and is SO tasty. I added a chili to balance the sweetness [...]

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Chicken Caesar Pasta – Guest Post at Cravings of a Lunatic

Hey all. I am honored to be guest posting today for Kim at Cravings of a Lunatic. If you don’t know Kim, I suggest getting to know her ASAP. In addition to being a very talented cook, she is an absolutely hilarious writer. Every time I read her blog I get dirty looks for laughing so hard at work… I was agonizing about what to create for her super awesome blog and I finally settled on this quick and simple pasta. Head over to Cravings of a Lunatic for all the deets. As I mentioned you should get to know Kim and bookmark her site immediately. She has all sorts [...]

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