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bacon broccoli risotto

bacon broccoli risotto

  When I was little my mom didn’t cook a ton.  She made maybe six or seven dishes.  One of the dishes she used to make was cheesy broccoli casserole.  It had white rice, chicken, broccoli and some kind of condensed cream of something soup. […]

springtime lemony asparagus pasta

springtime lemony asparagus pasta

Cooking dinner these days has been a little different than in the past.  Long gone are the days of trying to spend hours in the kitchen prepping dinner.  Baby girl makes that a little difficult when she is still in unpredictable with her feedings.  By […]

soup sundays: cauliflower leek soup

soup sundays: cauliflower leek soup

  I am now at the end of my pregnancy (I HOPE!!!!) so spending hours in the kitchen sounds less appealing to me.  I get tired so easily just standing these days that I don’t want to be slumped over my kitchen counters chopping and […]

lasagna alla vodka

lasagna alla vodka

  On cold winter days sometimes a good meal of comfort food sounds good, even if it’s not as healthy as we normally eat.  We were sitting inside during a snow storm tying to plan dinner.  My husband suggested lasagna but I didn’t want just […]

soup sundays: vegetable barley soup

soup sundays: vegetable barley soup

  It is FREEZING out.  As in the air hurts your face cold.  While we were home for Christmas it was so cold I didn’t even want to leave the house.  Then we came back to Detroit and it wasn’t any better.  Even though I […]

soup sundays: pasta e fagioli with pesto grilled cheese

soup sundays: pasta e fagioli with pesto grilled cheese

  It has been a crazy fall here in Michigan.  Normally this time of the year we have a nice crisp breeze which makes staying inside on Sundays to watch football that much better.  Not this year.  Lately it’s been seventy and sunny out which […]

butternut squash sauce

butternut squash sauce

Fall is finally here.  Even though lately in Michigan it doesn’t feel like it.  One of my favorite foods of fall are all the varieties of squash.  Pumpkin, acorn, spaghetti, butternut just to name a few.  The one thing I find though with squash recipes […]

three cheese rigatoni

three cheese rigatoni

  During the week lately dinners have been vegetarian or vegan.  My husband has been pretty strict trying to eat vegan Monday through Thursday.  So by the weekend I am ready for some comfort food.  I have been following the hashtags #carbsandcheese on Instagram and […]

crusted, stuffed and grilled french toast

crusted, stuffed and grilled french toast

  [dropcap]L[/dropcap]ately I haven’t been jam packing our weekends with tons of activities.  That means there is more time to make brunch at home.  While going out to brunch is great, sometimes I just want to take the time and cook in my own kitchen […]

greek pasta salad

greek pasta salad

  Summer time is in full force.  And with summer comes summer parties and barbecues.  Recently we had a party to go to and i knew I needed to make a dish.  One of my best friends had been traveling in Greece and was sending […]