dinner

Red Curry Lentils with Pumpkin

Lentils just don’t get the respect they deserve. Relegated to the same shelf as dried beans (cue Sweet Brown, if you please) in the grocery store (which is usually a bottom shelf), lentils blend in with boring colors (brown. orange-brown. yellow-brown) and unthrilling packaging.  Speaking of unthrilling, get a load of this dog of mine […]

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Pan-Seared Salmon with a Miso, Ginger, and Lemongrass Marinade

Halloween has long been one of my favorite holidays because it’s such a fun, lighthearted fall celebration. This year was the best Halloween thus far for me because it was the first Halloween that I’ve been a homeowner and also our first holiday as an old married couple! We commemorated the evening with holiday decor:  […]

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Roasted Grape, Butternut & Artichoke on Herbed Walnut Quinoa

After four days of feeling utterly sorry for myself with my woeful sinus infection, I decided to buck up yesterday and make a proper dinner. The combination of getting tired of eating the leftovers, albeit delicious ones, of my soup, seeing autumn decorations and recipes everywhere on Pinterest on my sick day, and trying to […]

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{Crock Pot} Creamy Chicken & Spinach Soup with Pumpkin Biscuits

Feeling sick is the worst. “The worst,” however, can be mitigated. I’ve come down with something in the last couple of days, nothing big, but enough that I can’t breathe with my mouth closed and am definitely not the pretty little bride I was just the weekend before last!  Helping the situation:  1) My sweet […]

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Chicken with Fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes & Artichoke in an Italian Mustard Pan Sauce

The wedding countdown is nearly in the under-a-month range. Although I assumed given my extremely high-strung nature that I would be in panic mode, I’ve been Zen Bride (with a couple of exceptions, thanks friends and family) throughout the whole wedding process. Having the most laid-back parents and future in-laws really helps the process, but […]

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Things You Should Really Be Grilling

This post isn’t so much a recipe as it is a gallery of late summer grilling inspiration. This is the first summer that I have had a grill that I feel comfortable using all by myself (no Fiance required). I’ve leveraged this grill and the amazing weather to make some delicious concoctions. Grilling meat is […]

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Grilled Scallops in an Herb & White Wine Marinade

Grilling season in the summer is something that I miss during the rest of the year. Sure you can fire up the grill during even the coldest months, but what is so great about warm-weather grilling is that everyone gathers around outside and keeps the cook company, instead of watching TV or scattering throughout the […]

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Sugar Snap Pea Saute with Chevre, Cherries, and Avocado

We have had some absolutely beautiful spring weather here in Northwest Arkansas (except for those silly old tornadoes, but never mind that). This warmer weather provides all kinds of inspiration in the form of pinterest farmer’s market stands. I love all of the components of this recipe: crunchy sugar snap peas, soft chevre, sweet-tart cherries, […]

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Creamy Chorizo, Chicken, and Cotija Empanadas

Random cookout evenings with friends are the best way to kick off a weekend, I’m very sure. We got to spend Friday evening in denial of the tornado warning storm coverage all over the news with an evening of fresh mojitos, home-made guacamole and salsa, and grill treats galore. We didn’t actually discuss a theme […]

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