dinner

{Crock Pot} Marinara Sauce with Italian Sausage

My family communicates primarily through food. While your mom might send a group text to your siblings with a “happy Thursday, love you!”, my mom starts the group text with “wondering whether to do a peanut sauce or a curry with the greens?” or “what’s everyone making tonight?”. These texts then lead to a discussion, […]

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Mexican-Style Sauteed Corn Fritter

I pride myself in wasting very little food through innovative leftovers. This week has been a major challenge for me in that department, but I think I’m rising to the occasion. I brought the dinner to a birthday party last weekend with my friends for a post-lake cookout. My (genius) idea was to do soft […]

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Herb-Roasted Chicken with Sweet Potatoes, Red Peppers & Asparagus

Roasted chicken and vegetables is one of my favorite comfort foods (in the “healthy comfort food” subsection, of course).  Don’t worry cookie dough, you’re still on top of the all-around favorite comfort food list.  I knew I was going to have to work late one evening a few weeks ago, so I marinated some chicken […]

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Butternut Squash Stuffed with Chorizo, Spinach & Cotija

This recipe is Part II of my Cinco de Mayo menu. I had to drag the post out a few days to keep my dear readers on the edges of their seats. I’m sure you’ve been asking yourself when, oh when, will I get around to posting the entire menu. Well, my friends, not today. […]

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Thai Curried Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is one of those basic dishes that is subject to endless tinkering. I’ve experimented with countless iterations of chicken salad, adding this and swapping that, and I’ve shared several alternative chicken salad recipes on this blog (classic chicken salad with chevre and chicken salad with avocado and lime).  I wanted to try an Asian […]

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Balsamic quinoa with sautéed asparagus and a creamy pesto-marinara sauce

Impromptu nights with friends are so much fun. When you have an hour to get ready and no one is expecting much, it’s always a great time to relax and enjoy each other’s company. I’m terrible about putting so much effort into every cocktail party that I often lose sight of the reason that I […]

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Italian Spaghetti Squash Bake

I wasn’t too thrilled about seeing more and more spaghetti squash recipes all over the internet. I’d tried it before, but was always disappointed in the bland flavor. We’re huge squash and pumpkin fiends in my family; my standards are high because I know how delicious an exquisite kabocha squash is with nothing more than […]

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Roasted Sweet Potato, Corn, & Black Bean Salad

On Thursday afternoon, one of my co-workers reminded me that we had a work potluck lunch the next day. I looked at her like she just told me that bacon isn’t delicious. Crazy talk. I had completely, thoroughly, and determinedly erased the potluck from my memory. I had somehow managed to set aside completely not […]

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