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Garlic Pinot Cream Sauce

      I usually don’t review products on here, but when I saw this Lobster Ravioli in Costco tonight I had to pick some up. We had a sample last year while shopping, but didn’t buy any. By the time we went back to actually pick some up, it was GONE! I’ve been waiting …

Old elementary school lunch, revamped. Italian dunkers, my way.

Italian Dunkers Ring-o-french bread Someday I’m going to have to give you guys my go-to french bread recipe. Bread recipes are hard for me because I don’t ever measure when I’m making bread, and writing out a recipe without any measurements is not the easiest thing in the world to do. I’m not much of …

Shrimp stir-fry with vegetables and shiitake mushrooms

Shrimp Stir-Fry I haven’t posted an actual recipe in too long! This shrimp stir-fry is my go-to stir-fry recipe. I love the garlicky, soy-based sauce, and often double the sauce portion so I can have plenty to pour over my jasmine rice. This recipe is so versatile. You can add whatever vegetables that you like, …

So you want to make a decent marinara but don’t have 3 hours?

You’ve come to the right place. Sometimes I don’t have my slow-cooked, meaty, big-batch spaghetti sauce in the freezer ready to go. Sometimes I want a little lighter tasting, fresher, meatless marinara for a quick lunch. Sometimes I am lazy and forgot to plan anything for dinner until 5:15 and I’m scrambling for something quick …

Lasagna

    Do you remember a few posts ago I mentioned I was going to tell you all about the meal that, if asked, “What is Nicole’s all-time favorite food, ever?”, every one of my family would have the exact same answer. Seriously. I used to get cases of the main ingredient for Christmas or …

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Its been a busy couple of weeks around here. I’ve been cooking up a storm, and mostly remembering to take pictures, but finding the time to actually sit down and post them has been a challenge. There is lots of big stuff going on around here, like Kindergarten apple day (whatever that is!), and turning …

Beef Barley Soup and mock BMT sandwiches

Everyone is sick in our house right now. We have all the kids with the school crud, general boogery stuff. Then there’s my husband. He has an illness which will not be spoken of. Enough said. I’m doing fairly well! I had a nasty couple of yellow jacket stings on Saturday that landed me in …

Traeger Roasted Chicken Stock

This basic Traeger Roasted Chicken Stock has no bouillion and is a great thing to have in your bag of cooking tricks. Traeger Roasted Chicken Stock You can make so many different things with this stock. It’s versatile, it’s good for you, and you can control the salt and keep out unnecessary ingredients and additives …

Roast Beef Dinner

Roast Beef Dinner is a classic that I remember from my childhood. It is a real meat and potatoes meal that is pure comfort food. Roast Beef Dinner Roast beef, or rather hot roast beef with mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, carrots, and really good crusty bread – is my all-time favorite meal, ever. Ever ever. …