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Jewel-toned one-pot pasta: Beets cleaning an extra pot

{Celebrate your courage: Send me a postcard.} I got the side eye from family members when I picked up beets for a new beef and beets pasta recipe I wanted to try, so I roasted the beets anyway and set them aside … Continue reading

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What I Ate on Christmas: Lasagna, Roasted Pears, and Fudgestravaganza

With my older son home from college, Christmas was more special than ever, and I cooked up a festive meal to celebrate. As with our long-standing tradition, I threw an already-assembled breakfast casserole into the oven when we awoke, and … Continue reading

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Homemade ricotta

I had heard that it’s easy to make homemade ricotta cheese, so when I ended up stuck with two extra gallons of milk due to a grocery delivery mishap, the time to try it had arrived. It was easy. I … Continue reading

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5 Easy Meatless Monday Meals

Once a peanut butter and jelly sandwich became a frequent Meatless Monday meal, I knew it was time to look around for some new inspiration. These vegetarian meals are easy and delicious. 1. Cacio e Pepe (from A Cozy Kitchen) … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce, a Cooking Video

In this video tutorial, I show you how I prepare one of my favorite fall recipes. Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce with Whole Wheat Penne (Video link) Recipe Ingredients: 1 large butternut squash (divided in half) 1 pint grape tomatoes 3 … Continue reading

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Making homemade whole wheat pasta

I’ve crossed another thing off my list of 101 things in 1001 days: Make homemade pasta. Homemade whole wheat pasta with fresh tomato and basil sauce These are the steps I followed in the above pictures. Gather your ingredients for … Continue reading

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5 Great Vegetarian Recipes

{A year-plus of Meatless Monday meals} During my week of vegan eating, I felt great and learned a lot, but I had more than a couple boring meals. Since then, I have been eating vegetarian at least a day or … Continue reading

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