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Butternut Coconut Rice with Thai Seasoned Chicken

This Butternut Coconut Rice with Thai Seasoned Chicken, from Better Homes & Gardens, was very different! This was the first time I’ve riced a squash and I really, really enjoyed it! Such a healthy alternative and a fun change. Details below! Rating: A How…

January 16, 2022
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Parmesan Minestrone with Chili Mayo Toasts

I’ve never made a minestrone soup before, and this Parmesan Minestrone with Chili Mayo Toasts was just the introduction I needed! Chrissy Teigen’s recipes don’t typically disappoint. Details below! Rating: A+ How to make it an A+: Very tasty, though I don’t think I…

January 16, 2022
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Crab Fried Rice

Crab and fried rice are two of my favorite things, so when they were put together in Chrissy Teigen’s Crab Fried Rice, I just had to try! Bonus: It’s a great use of leftover rice! Check out the ways to make it an A+…

January 16, 2022
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Big Shells with Escarole, ‘Chovies & Mozz

I’m still deciding whether or not Molly Baz’s cookbook is for me. I gave it another spin this week with her Big Shells with Escarole, ‘Chovies & Mozz! Detail below on this easy dish! Rating: B+ How to make it an A+: It’s good!…

January 16, 2022
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Roasted Cauliflower Snowflakes

I love to try a new side to go along with my weekly roasted salmon fillet! Tonight’s Roasted Cauliflower Snowflakes were a fun change to basic, roasted florets. Details below! Rating: B How to make it an A+: This was just eh. The breading…

January 9, 2022
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Fettuccine with Sweet Pepper-Cayenne Sauce

This Fettuccine with Sweet Pepper-Cayenne Sauce, from AllRecipes, was such a quick and powerful meal. The cayenne really pops and the basil tones it all down. Loved! Details below. Rating: A+ How to make it an A+: This was just a really easy, enjoyable…

January 9, 2022
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Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

I’m red meat-free for the month of January, so this Roasted Vegetable Lasagna was just perfect! Ina Garten did it again! Details below! Rating: A+ How to make it an A+: So good! A+! Find the Recipe Here.…

January 9, 2022
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Supremely Creamy Tomato & Cheddar Soup

Another cozy meal over here! I’ve had a lot of fun cracking open Molly Baz’s cookbook, and enjoying meals like this Supremely Creamy Tomato & Cheddar Soup. Rating: A How to make it an A+: I really enjoyed, but thought the dill could be…

January 9, 2022
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Pot of Pasta with Broccoli Rabe and Chorizo Bread Crumbs

Another warming, spicy, pork dish kept us cozy this past month. Alison Roman’s Pot of Pasta with Broccoli Rabe and Chorizo Bread Crumbs is SO enjoyable and very easy to put together. Details below! Rating: A How to make it an A+: So tasty.…

January 5, 2022