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Rigatoni with Honeynut Squash, Chard & Hazelnuts

I seem to reach for met Weekday Vegetarians cookbook every January, and this Rigatoni with Honeynut Squash, Chard & Hazelnuts was a reminder to reach for it more often! Filling, wholesome, and delicious! Rating: A+ How to make it an A+: No changes needed,…

January 14, 2024

Baked Ziti with Sausage and Béchamel

I prepared Martha Stewart’s Baked Ziti with Sausage and Béchamel on Christmas Eve for an easy Christmas dinner and it was the best decision ever. It was so hearty and cozy to cap off an exhausting day! Rating: A+ How to make it an…

January 2, 2024

Lemon-Parmesan Chicken and Farro Bowls

Are you looking for a healthy, fresh, whole-grain dinner? Check out this Lemon-Parmesan Chicken and Farro Bowls from AllRecipes for a delicious weeknight meal! Rating: A- How to make it an A+: Very easy and a great flavor, though I do prefer a parmesan-crusted…

March 5, 2023

Artichoke Dip Pizza

This sounded incredible, but boy did it miss the mark! The Weekday Vegetarians cookbook seems like it should be healthier in theory, so maybe that’s why they cut out some crucial ingredients in this Artichoke Dip Pizza? Whatever the reason, this pizza needs help!…

January 22, 2023

Pistachio-Crusted Salmon

Upgrade your weekly salmon fillet with this Pistachio-Crusted Salmon from AllRecipes! An easy recipe with BIG flavor the whole family will love! Rating: A+ How to make it an A+: One of my absolute favorites! But, note, I do typically need to cook longer…

January 22, 2023

Spicy Rigatoni alla Vodka

This was the first time I’ve ever made a vodka sauce! I really enjoyed how easy this Spicy Rigatoni alla Vodka, from Real Simple, was, and was most surprised by just tomato paste for the red base. It was all good, though, and I’d…

November 13, 2022

Spring Minestrone

I don’t think I had ever made a minestrone soup, let along a spring one, but now I have! This Spring Minestrone from Real Simple was just delightful! Especially for a family all coming down from a rough bout with the flu! Rating: A+…

April 10, 2022

Ricotta and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

A fun cheesy twist on your basic mashed potatoes! Check out this Real Simple side below! Rating: B How to make it an A+: This gets a B for Basic! I need more from my mashed potatoes! I’d swap the parmesan for gorgonzola and…

March 16, 2022

Parmesan Pesto Zucchini Sticks

My weekly salmon fillet cozies right up to these Parmesan Pesto Zucchini Sticks, from Ina Garten! Flavorful, a great use of leftover pesto, and pretty much fool-proof! Details below! Rating: A How to make it an A+: They’re quite tasty, but a little sloppy…

March 6, 2022

Molly Baz’s Cae Sal

Molly Baz is known for her Cae Sal, so I just had to try it out! I added some sautéed shrimp on top for a more complete meal. Check out this well-rounded dish below! Rating: A+ How to make it an A+: While Caesar…

January 23, 2022