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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 […]

quick mexican black bean “pasta”

quick mexican black bean “pasta”

  [dropcap]W[/dropcap]e just got back from almost two weeks abroad.  We went to northern Italy and ended in Paris.  Out of the entire trip there were two meals, TWO, that were just “ok”.  Both countries LOVE their carbs.  Breakfasts there aren’t like here so getting […]

springtime ramp and garlic soup

springtime ramp and garlic soup

  April showers brings May flowers colds.  Ughh!  I have been hit with the change of season bug.  And let me tell you it is not fun.  The only thing that has sounded good the past week has been a really brothy soup.  But I […]

caprese mac and cheese

caprese mac and cheese

  [dropcap]S[/dropcap]pring is finally here with summer right around the corner.  I love all the good fresh vegetables that start to pop up.  The other day I found a pack of heirloom cherry tomatoes that looked so good.  So I knew I had to put […]

tater tot breakfast bake – texmex style

tater tot breakfast bake – texmex style

  [dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s that time of the year again – Opening Day!  Detroit’s unofficial (drinking) Holiday.  Where people come together to celebrate their love for baseball, the first signs of spring and a day of debauchery.  This year I realized I haven’t worked on Opening Day […]

quick sides: creamy pesto pasta

quick sides: creamy pesto pasta

  [dropcap]D[/dropcap]uring the week I like to make quick meals.  We also don’t eat a ton of pasta during the week.  But this past week was an exception.  I had made pesto on the weekend that I wanted to use up.  Since my husband is […]

soup sundays: tomato, spinach and wild rice soup

soup sundays: tomato, spinach and wild rice soup

  I am constantly looking for ways to reinvent the wheel.  Especially in the kitchen!  I have some go-to meals that we might make every week or some recipes that I use more often than others.  Since I cook soups every weekend it is almost […]