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Italian Vegetable Stew (Ciambotta)

Here’s one stew that you have to make before summer slips away. Ciambotta, a traditional Southern Italian stew is chock-full of summer vegetables that are simmered in a thick and hearty tomato-enriched broth. It’s the perfect way to use up some of … Continue reading

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Creamy Gazpacho Andaluz

When it feels like the surface of the sun outside, the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven or fire up the grill. Instead, this time of year one of my favorite meals to make is ceviche served … Continue reading

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Summer Eats Roundup

Today is the day I have been waiting for ever since the start of fall last year. It’s the first day of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere…my absolute favorite season! 😀 To that first dip in the swimming pool … Continue reading

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Lasagna

The first time I tried this recipe for lasagna was over eight years ago and it quickly become a family favorite. It is one of the first recipes that I made from Allrecipes.com. It had so many rave reviews that … Continue reading

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Pasta Bolognese with Pancetta and Red Wine

Rich and hearty pasta Bolognese slow simmered with pancetta and red wine. The ultimate comfort food! I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day yesterday. Andrew and I celebrated Valentine’s Day early on Friday night with reservations at the amazing June … Continue reading

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Mexican Rice

Looking for the perfect side dish to serve with your favorite Mexican meal? This one pot Mexican rice rivals my favorite Mexican restaurant and is so easy to make right in your own kitchen. The rice is sautéed until golden brown … Continue reading

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BBQ Chicken and Blue Cheese Pizza

Oh pizza…I swear I could eat you everyday of my life it is wasn’t for the havoc you would wreak on my hips. Of all of the comforting foods out there, pizza is one of my biggest downfalls. There is … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

We finally got our first snowfall of the year yesterday. Apparently we had been in a “snow drought” so far this winter according to the local evening news. Peoria went 317 days without an inch of snow, almost beating the … Continue reading

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Hearty Vegetable Soup

With all of the overindulging that comes with the holiday season, here’s one recipe that will warm you up without weighing you down. This is by far the best vegetable soup I have ever eaten! The rich and flavorful broth is enhanced by … Continue reading

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Hearty Lentil Soup

Here is a thick, rich and delicious soup that will warm you up on a chilly fall evening. This hearty soup takes less than an hour to prepare, which is always great news on a busy weeknight in my house. … Continue reading

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