Pasta, Rice, and Grains

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

‘Tis the season for comfort food! Finally. It was 86 degrees the day before Thanksgiving. We swam and had hot dogs for dinner. 24 hours later, we were eating turkey and all the fixins with the air conditioner on. But not anymore! Nothing says comfort like a bowl full of creamy, buttery carbs. The kind [...]

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Penne with Parmesan and Pepper

Penne with Parmesan, Pepper, and Peppery Greens

Some of my most favorite things are in this one-bowl dinner: Pasta – Definitely something I had to learn to love while dating the Foodie Groom (it was probably 75% of his pre-me diet). Today, I buy Dreamfields Pasta. I wasn’t bribed with cookies, money, or a year’s supply of pasta to tell you that. [...]

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Butternut Squash Orzotto

Butternut Squash Risotto/Orzotto

I really enjoy making Foodie Baby’s baby food. Shocking, I know. Baby food is super easy. Bake or steam (I almost always baked), and then dump in the food processor and press On. Another bonus, it was insanely cheap. During peach season, I could score loads of peaches, plums, and nectarines on the cheap. A [...]

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Penne with Hearty Beef Ragu

Penne with Beef Ragu

We have very, very different ideas when it comes to pasta for dinner. I’m mostly all about fresh, lightly-sauced pasta spiked with lemon. Lots and lots of lemon. Except when it’s cold and then I want heavy cream, butter, and unhealthy amounts of gooey, melty cheese. The Foodie Groom, on the other hand, prefers his [...]

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Chicken and Spaghetti with Lemon Cream Sauce

Chicken and Spaghetti with Lemon Cream Sauce

The produce bowl on the counter sits in comically sad shape: half a bulb of garlic and 9 lemons. 9 starting-to-look-sad lemons. I love lemon. Like love-love lemon. Jason? Not so crazy about lemons if they don’t come in the form of lemonade. He’s somewhat forgiving if they’re in dessert form but in savory dishes? [...]

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Lemony Penne with Chicken and Arugula

Lemony Penne with Chicken and Arugula

What’s for dinner? We’re having Penne [knock knock knock] Penne [knock knock knock] Penne [knock knock knock] Yep, I thought it was *so* clever when I did that I love Sheldon. His geeky, humorous, and often mind-boggling habits remind me of… well, um, someone I know. [whispers] and married (Have no idea what I’m talking [...]

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Scallops with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese Orzotto

Scallops with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese Orzotto

My very, very favorite way to prepare scallops is to wrap them in bacon and serve with a blackberry-port sauce, a la Peabody. As a matter of fact, it’s the only way I’ve made scallops in the last two years. We make our own port so it’s always fun to work a bottle of our [...]

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Couscous with Chicken, Lemon, and Peas

Chicken with Peas and Couscous

Quick. Easy. Light. Yummy. It makes me very happy when I can use all those words describe one single recipe. This is probably one of my favorite new recipe finds from last month’s Everyday Food. It tastes like spring in a bowl – the lemon, peas, and chicken are simple and fresh – and it [...]

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