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soup sundays: summer bean and tomato soup

soup sundays: summer bean and tomato soup

Fresh summer tomatoes are one of my favorite ingredients to cook with.  When we have visited Europe you see most menus cater to what is in season.  You don’t see artichokes in October or root vegetables in the spring.  In the US we definitely are […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

quick mexican black bean “pasta”

quick mexican black bean “pasta”

  We 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 […]

meatless mondays: ramen with peanut sauce

meatless mondays: ramen with peanut sauce

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]sian cuisine is NOT my specialty in the kitchen.  I will never claim to know the difference between Chinese food, Thai, Vietamese, Korean etc. because I don’t eat a ton of Asian inspired meals.  First of all you know how high maintenance selective I am […]

soup sundays: black bean and lentil chili

soup sundays: black bean and lentil chili

Baby it’s cold outside!  And I mean really freaking cold!  I think we went from an Indian Summer to straight up sub Arctic temperatures.  When I woke up the other morning the temperature was four.  FOUR degrees.  Not only was it four degrees it then said […]

undone: deconstructed stuffed bell peppers

undone: deconstructed stuffed bell peppers

When my husband is out of town for work I don’t know what happens but I rarely get the urge to cook.  It’s odd to me because before I met him I cooked for myself all the time.  I loved being in the kitchen making […]