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Split Pea Soup with Crispy Kielbasa

I am just obsessed with Ina Garten’s new cookbook: Modern Comfort Food. Everything looks as to die for as, say, the Cravings cookbook series, but without the ridiculousness. Just reliable classics, with that Barefoot Contessa twist! Check out Ina’s Split Pea Soup with Crispy…

October 20, 2020
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Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts with Pepita Sugar

My goodnessssss, these are GOOD! My husband looked at me after taking a bite and said “Oh yeahhhh.” If you want your husband,, family, self to have a similar reaction today, make these Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts with Pepita Sugar from Martha Stewart Living! Such…

October 18, 2020
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Curry Rice Vermicelli

Yum, yum. You have to love a quick stir fry! Soft noodles, a spicy kick, and a lot of variety in one bowl! This Curry Rice Vermicelli, from Real Simple magazine, is very tasty and sure to be a weeknight hit! Details to kick…

October 14, 2020
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Ma Halima’s Beef Suqaar

I think this might be the first Somalian dish I’ve ever prepared and it is good! This Beef Suqaar, from Ma Halima via Martha Stewart Living, is very simple, with a short ingredient list, but has a ton of amazing flavor! Details below! Rating:…

October 13, 2020
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Sheet Pan Apple Crisp

Real Simple’s Sheet Pan Apple Crisp boasts how it’s heavy on the topping since that’s the best part, and it is not wrong! Also, cardamom is one of my favorite additions to baked goods (thanks to the bakery Fabrique in London, which also has…

October 11, 2020
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Baked Apple Chips

The girls were eating the orchard apples faster than I could bake with them, but I did get to sneak away a bunch for a couple new recipes. First up, these Baked Apple Chips from Whole Foods. They take a few hours, but they…

October 11, 2020
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Shells with Broccoli Rabe & Pancetta

Looking for a simple, flavorful pasta dish? Check out these Shells with Broccoli Rabe & Pancetta from Ina Garten’s Cook Like a Pro cookbook! It seems basic at first, but a wide-range of flavors will have you going for seconds! Details below! Rating: A+…

October 8, 2020
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Pumpkin Roulade

After last night’s Warm Brussels-Sprout Dip and Turkey-Pumpkin Chili, the grand finale was Ina Garten’s Pumpkin Roulade! What a beautiful way to enjoy pumpkin! If you haven’t made a dessert roll before, do not be intimidated! And, I am typically not a huge ginger fan,…

October 7, 2020
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Turkey-Pumpkin Chili

After last night’s Warm Brussels-Sprout Dip, I served up a big hearty bowl of Real Simple’s Turkey-Pumpkin Chili! It was a lovely meal to have outside on a chilly night in front of a roaring fire. Details below! Rating: B+ How to make it…

October 7, 2020
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Warm Brussels-Sprout Dip

About last night!!! I had a little social distancing shindig that just screamed fall. We sat around a fire and enjoyed three courses of simple, tasty food. First up, this Warm Brussels-Sprout Dip from Martha Stewart Living! Details below! Rating: A- How to make…

October 7, 2020