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Bacon and Butternut Pasta

This was really yummy, but we are a household (mostly) of veggie-loving folks. If you already love kale and butternut squash, you’ll love this pasta (the nutty Gruyère and luscious crème fraîche are a fantastic and classic combination). If you don’t, this recipe isn’t going to be the one to convert you (try this or […]

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Posted on September 20, 2012 at 7:01 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Pasta, Side Dishes - Starch, Side Dishes - Veggies, Uncategorized, Vegetarian

Amaretti Torta

This dessert (recipe here) was simple and tasty. VERY sweet, but good. Not something that I’m likely to CRAVE but would be fun for a potluck or to cap off an Italian dinner with friends.

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Posted on September 10, 2012 at 8:25 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Desserts, Uncategorized, Vegetarian

Fresh Tomato and Goat Cheese Strata with Herb Oil

This recipe from Giada (recipe here) was so wonderful and creamy and grassy-herby and nutty and ripe and juicy…just not enough adjectives to do it justice…I will definitely be making this again…

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Posted on September 10, 2012 at 8:24 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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White Chocolate Cake

I made this AMAZING (recipe here) cake for my little brother’s birthday last year (he’s a big white chocolate fan) and it was SO good. I’ll definitely be making this again. We have a sweet exchange student living with us now who also loves white chocolate, so I need to make this for her.

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Posted on September 10, 2012 at 7:56 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Desserts, Favorites, Uncategorized, Vegetarian

Asparagus Lasagna

This was SO delicious. The chewy sweetness of the sun-dried tomatoes was the perfect complement to the earthy grassiness of the asparagus. Recipe here.

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Posted on September 10, 2012 at 7:53 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Favorites, Pasta, Uncategorized, Vegetarian

Lemon Red Snapper with Herbed Butter

This snapper (recipe here) was super easy and a hit with all of the seafood-eaters in the house.

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Posted on September 10, 2012 at 1:30 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Gluten Free, Seafood, Uncategorized

Actually Delicious Turkey Burgers

These (recipe here) were quite good. Definitely not a replacement, exactly, for a beef burger, but good in their own right.

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Posted on September 10, 2012 at 9:39 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Uncategorized

Tex-Mex Chicken Salad

This (recipe here) was so yummy and so easy, using leftovers from my favorite chicken recipe. I served it over greens.

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Posted on September 10, 2012 at 8:55 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Favorites, Salad, Uncategorized

Mustard-Roasted Fish, Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli, Dill Fingerling Potatoes

Recipes here. I made all of the recipes out of this episode of Ina Garten’s show, except for the dessert, and they were all wonderful. I’ve always had good luck with her recipes and I really did have this on the table, start-to-finish, as Ina promised, in one hour.

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Posted on September 10, 2012 at 5:47 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Menus, Seafood, Side Dishes - Starch, Side Dishes - Veggies, Uncategorized

Ham, Gruyere and Apple Panini and Creamy Sweet Potato Rosemary Soup

Recipes here.  Served with a little roasted cauliflower on the side. This sandwich was insanely killer delicious and the soup was fantastic, too.  In fact, I am starving at this very moment and could go for one of these RIGHT now.  Yum!  Will definitely make this again.

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Posted on January 31, 2012 at 4:51 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Favorites, Menus, Snacks, Soups, Uncategorized