Spinach, Pesto & Pea Salad

Salad: probably the least exciting, least made dish in my kitchen. i could really use a little spark of creativity when it comes to salad recipes… I am sure this shocks some of you – but for those who know me well, you know that lettuce doesn’t always thrill me. I sometimes find it “filler”… 

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Gremolata

I love a great steak.  Medium-rare please! Something with marbling. A strip steak. A ribeye. A bone down the center? Even better. Let’s add as much flavor as possible.  I am incredibly fortunate to have grown up with parents who genuinely appreciate lots of amazing, healthy food. They always incorporate all sorts of protein and… 

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Cinnamon Roll Pancakes w/ Vanilla Glaze

As of today, I am in the market for a new living room rug.  ‘Why’ you ask?  Let’s just say that we had a little argument last night (me and the rug) and the rug won… with help from the wine.  It started off a nice evening.  I left work on time.  The commute home… 

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Creamy Tomato Soup w/ Grilled Cheese Croutons

It is COLD. Bone chilling cold. Cold enough where I just want to stay snug in my condo. If only I had a fire place I’d never leave…  Winter is in full force and there is nothing we can do about it for the next couple months… womp womp. With these cold temps and damp… 

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Valentine’s Day – Brunch Inspiration

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  Have you planned out your day?  I see Valentine’s Day as going one of three ways: a. you are a complete hopeless romantic who embraces the evening, wanting to be wined and dined in a candlelit restaurant (oh i wish this were me!  although, sometimes i can completely get… 

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Cinnamon-Pecan Sticky Buns

Boy, do I have the brunch recipe for you.  WOW.  This one literally knocked me off my feet… (and CBH’s too!)  The perfect recipe to impress any and every guest.    i love cinnamon rolls. yes, pillsbury were the Whaley family treat on holiday mornings.  that gooey, dough-y pastry that you can’t get enough of…. 

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Warm White Bean & Shrimp Pasta w/ a Light Dijon Sauce

Who watched the Super Bowl?  Me!  I actually did!  Okay, I watched it for the commercials and half time show.  Katy Perry – bravo.  That tiger trick, I’d like to learn it.  Thanks.  And Budweiser, let me just say that you put a yellow labrador puppy in any commercial and you are bound to win… 

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