Simple Cheesy Herb Spaghetti Squash |

10 Squash Dishes to Try This Fall

Autumn is my favorite time of year, and it’s not just because I love sweaters and scarves and fuzzy socks! While goodness knows I love spring’s tender asparagus and summer’s juicy tomatoes, I look forward to fall produce every. single. year. And among my favorites are, you guessed it, fall and winter squashes! They’re such versatile… 

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Autumn Caponata |

A Very Irreverent Autumn Caponata

I promise I mean no disrespect. But this is not your grandmother’s caponata. We have the traditional tomatoes, eggplant, capers, and olives. But, just for the season, we’re also adding autumn squash, fennel, fresh thyme, and… Do I detect a hint of cinnamon?? We’re having all of the fun with this cozy stew, because fall… 

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Stuffed Pork Chops with Pears & Blue Cheese |

Stuffed Pork Chops with Pears & Blue Cheese

I noticed a couple of years ago that, for some reason, pork is one of my very favorite comfort foods! I realized it one day a few years ago when I was grumpy after a hard day at work. I took myself to the grocery store because, umm yeah, you’ll find my picture next to… 

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Healthy Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Smoothie via StrictlyDelicious

Easy, Delicious Things to Make for your Valentine

Okay, so I had this whole recipe post planned for you for today. Well, the post was actually supposed to go up Friday but then I was sick, and of course I forgot my SD card at work so I couldn’t take the photos for you over the weekend! But never fear, my dears; even… 

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Finding Your Voice Again |

Finding Your Voice Again

I have felt silenced for a very long time. For a while I felt like some of the people I valued silenced me. Then I felt as though I silenced myself. Then the turmoil of life caused turmoil inside my head that silenced me. Now I feel as though leading powers of government and society are… 

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Easy Earl Grey Chocolate Mousse |

Easy Earl Grey Chocolate Mousse

Do you have a superhero friend in your life? A friend who, just by living her (or his) every day life, they inspire you and love you and make you want to be a better person? A friend whose tenacity, strength, and inner beauty lift you up just a little (or a lot!) every time you’re around… 

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Paprika Bacon Skillet Chicken |

Paprika Bacon Skillet Chicken

Oh my… I wish these photos could be scratch and sniff! This smell all up in my kitchen… Is driving me to bacon-y garlicky roasty delirium! Has spring fever hit you yet?? It’s hitting me hard, to the point where I don’t want to go to bed at night because I’m so excited to be… 

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Spring Greens & Gorgonzola Omelette |

Spring Greens & Gorgonzola Omelette

Happy weekend! I’m proud of every one of us. We made it through another week! And do you know how we should celebrate? One of two ways: 1. A perfectly creamy, veggie-studded, gooey blue cheesy omelette as breakfast for dinner, or 2. A perfectly creamy, veggie studded, gooey blue cheesy omelette as breakfast for breakfast!… 

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One Sheet Charred Meyer Lemon Roasted Chicken and Asparagus |

10 Weeknight Spring Dinners

Steamed Clams with Creamy Bacon & Fennel Broth If I could pick up clams every day on my way home from work I would make this every single night. And I would slurp the broth. I would lick the bowl. I love this easy, delicious clam dish! Try it over pasta or with a loaf of… 

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Creamy Buttermilk Tomato Soup |

Creamy Buttermilk Tomato Soup

Guyyysssss… What happened to spring?!! I thought we’d endured all of the snow and blustering weather we were due! For goodness’ sake, it’s April! By April, the weather is supposed to have gotten its stuff together and be giving us all of the streaming sunshine and budding flowers and gentle rain showers it’s been holding out… 

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Steamed Clams with Creamy Bacon & Fennel Broth |

Steamed Clams with Creamy Bacon & Fennel Broth

The fact that I can eat clams will never cease to amaze me. My entire life, I thought I was allergic to all seafood and I would never dare to touch it even with a ten foot pole. Growing up in Maryland, the heart of the East Coast seafood world, my seafood allergy felt like torture. It was… 

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