Simple Sausage Ragu over Polenta

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For the most part, we are pretty simple people. Frills and fancy need not apply here. I’ve always thought of polenta as fancy and something we wouldn’t like so I’ve never tried it. I also don’t like grits and thought the texture would be very similar. Another mark against polenta. But this beautiful little space

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Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup

We ran errands today with the car windows down. DOWN. It was 70 degrees outside. We’ve had quite frigid weather the past month or so with a decent amount of snow so it was a total miracle. And it’s supposed to be this nice all week. Do you think winter is maybe, just finally over?

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Tomato Mascarpone Risotto

Does anyone else feel super fancy when they eat risotto or is it just me? Have I watched too many episodes of Hell’s Kitchen? I think maybe the answer is yes. I’ve made classic risotto several times with good results but when I saw this recipe, I knew it would be special. And I was

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Blackened Beef Stir-Fry

So before I get to this recipe, I have to let you know that my computer is currently on the fritz. We have another so you wouldn’t think this would be a big problem but all of my photos are on my laptop along with the recipes. I have finally run into a problem of being

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Pepperoni Sauce

Have you ever done something that you immediately regret? I am usually a pretty cautious person and think things through but lately I’ve been having some blonde moments. I call pregnancy brain. It’s not been anything major but just enough to make me slap my head and think “well that was dumb.” I totally had

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Cucumber Tomato Salad

So, I know I have already shared a couple cucumber salad recipes with you all (here and here) but Noah and I are big cucumber fans and we go through quite a few every week. Because of this, we are always looking for new ways to eat them and this Cucumber Tomato Salad is our current

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Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup

Let me begin by telling you I am not a big fan of tomato soup. But Joel on the other hand is and has been begging for grilled cheese and tomato soup since the cold weather hit. I finally gave in but just couldn’t go the traditional route….it grosses me out. So I went on

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One Pot Spaghetti {Crazy Cooking Challenge}

The Crazy Cooking Challenge is upon us again and this time around it’s spaghetti for the making. My heart sank a little when I saw that was the dish to prepare this month. I know a lot of people absolutely love spaghetti but Joel and I just aren’t big fans of red sauce. It’s one of those meals

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Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad

I kind of have an addiction to pasta salad (well any pasta really if we are being honest here) and this Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad is one of the best ones I have ever made. I love balsamic vinegar and the combination of it with the bacon, chicken, tomatoes and onion was just amazing. It is really fresh and

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