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Mashed Potatoes with Shallots

I have so many recipes to test for side dishes. That and desserts. I think it’s because I’m always looking to make full dinners that the sides just pile up. That, and sides are delicious. (The latter is due to my major sweet tooth!)…

January 6, 2020
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Spicy Chicken-and-Lime Soup

I just love a Sunday soup. They always fill the house with cozy and delicious aromas while my family and I tend to have a lazier, low-maintenance day. This Spicy Chicken-and-Lime Soup was a perfect Sunday project, and definitely hit the cold, January spot!…

January 5, 2020
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Short Rib Hash & Eggs

As if short ribs aren’t good enough by themselves, they then get turned into hash. Short rib hash is one of my favorite things on the planet. Salty, spicy, bold flavors, crisped to perfection, to be soaked up with a runny yolk–AMAZING! This version…

January 4, 2020
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Roasted Eggplant Parmesan

This dish can hang around my house holiday, or not, any day of the week. So far, Ina Garten’s Cook Like a Pro cookbook does not disappoint! I will definitely be making this again! Details below. Rating: A How to make it an A+:…

January 2, 2020
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Il Buco-Style Kale Salad

I’m always looking for new ways to get kale in my diet. This Il Buco-Style Kale Salad, from Chrissy Teigen, is a pretty tasty option that has the tastiest topping. Details on this side salad below! Rating: B- How to make it an A+:…

January 2, 2020
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Miso-Tomato Braised Short Ribs

Short ribs are meant for special occasions! The time and energy that goes into something that is so (expensive) beautiful and delicious makes it bigger than an everyday meal! These Miso-Tomato Braised Short Ribs were the stars of our New Year! Details on this…

January 2, 2020
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Haricots Verts with Hazelnuts & Dill

I love a flavorful veggie side to get my greens in. Ina Garten is usually the master at simple dishes done well, and while these Haricots Verts with Hazelnuts & Dill are tasty, they leave something to be desired. Details below… Rating: B How…

January 2, 2020
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Pepper’s Pork-Stuffed Cucumber Soup

And the award for the strangest thing I’ve made all year goes to…Chrissy Teigen and Pepper’s Pork-Stuffed Cucumber Soup! Who would have ever though boiled, stuffed cucumbers could taste SO GOOD? Here’s to another year of culinary adventures. Happy New Year! Rating: A+ How…

December 31, 2019
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Frosting Stuffed Funfetti Cookies

To close out my Christmas cooking box, we have Frosting Stuffed Funfetti Cookies! And, wow, just wow. I grew up with a funfetti fascination, so when I stumbled across Butternut Bakery’s Frosting Stuffed Funfetti Cookies, I knew I had to try them. They are…

December 29, 2019
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Nutella-Mashed Potato Fudge

Another non-cookie to add to your Christmas cookie packages could be this Nutella-Mashed Potato Fudge, from Stop and Shop! While it has a ton of kinks to work out (see below), anything with Nutella in the title has my attention! Rating: C+ How to…

December 29, 2019