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Tagged With: chicken stock

Butternut Squash Risotto

This was an incredibly easy weeknight dinner after a week of long and involved meals. You can also potentially use up holiday leftovers, since I pre-roasted the squash the day before and added the mashed squash right at the end. It still has all the holiday flavors, but it’s great all winter long. Butternut Squash … Continue reading »

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Quinoa with Snap Peas and Mint

I’m a big fan of quinoa because it reminds me of pasta but it’s actually a seed so it’s healthier. You can basically treat it as you would any small pasta and it works, although my favorites are either mushroom-based or citrus-based. When I saw these beautiful snap peas at the farmers market, it seemed … Continue reading »

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Asparagus, Ramp, and Leek Soup

It’s that time of year where everyone goes crazy over ramps. I tend to like them best in pastas and risottos or with eggs, but I decided to try them in this soup. It’s the perfect spring soup, which I like to leave a little chunky by using my immersion blender. If you can’t get … Continue reading »

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Mushroom Lasagna

I love making lasagna when I’m going to have people over because I can hang out with people instead of standing over the stove the whole night. It’s also just great comfort food, and it makes me feel better whenever I’m a little down (almost as much as a delicious grilled cheese, especially when it’s … Continue reading »

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Comfort Food: Tuna Noodle Casserole

I always thought I didn’t like tuna noodle casserole until college. We had a wonderful southern cook for a few weeks who introduced me to this delicious variation on mac and cheese. I like to think the tuna gives it more nutritional value, but this dish is not about being healthy. I go to this … Continue reading »

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Roasted Butternut Squash Cannelloni with Blue Cheese

  As part of my pre-Thanksgiving feast, I made homemade roasted butternut squash ravioli and I hand-rolled the pasta. Of course, I ended up with a lot of filling and I was tired of rolling out the pasta sheets. So, instead of making extra ravioli I made some cannelloni later on. Cover them with a … Continue reading »

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Arancini (Rice Balls)

Arancini are a traditional bar snack in Italy and they are usually made earlier in the day and sit at room temperature on the bar until they are eaten. I usually don’t get around to making them because I rarely have leftover risotto. In fact, for my party I made a whole batch of risotto … Continue reading »

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Roasted Carrot and Butternut Squash Lasagna

I can’t decide what kind of lasagna I like best. I love the traditional meat one as well as my favorite mushroom lasagna. I also make one with veggies that’s pretty delicious. This one is definitely up there. It’s a little sweet, a little salty. Perfect for the first real week of fall. We’re starting … Continue reading »

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Strawberry Rhubarb Quinoa

Well, after making the mini pies, I had some strawberries and rhubarb left over. I usually put some sort of fruit in my quinoa (peaches, pineapple, mango, grapes, etc), so I thought I’d give it a try. Strawberry Rhubarb Quinoa 1 cup quinoa 2 cups chicken stock 1/4 cup white wine 1 stalk rhubarb, chopped … Continue reading »

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