Pasta e Fagioli Italian Soup

Pasta e Fagioli Italian Soup

Pasta e Fagioli Doesn’t the Italian language make “Pasta and Beans” sound like a ballet? What began as a humble peasant dish has made it’s way around the world and onto many restaurant menus. After tasting a few, I decided some time ago to create my own. Seeing as it’s fall now, I thought you […]

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Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

I love a meal that can stretch your dollar and no one’s the wiser. You know that look on your husband’s face when he can tell the dinner you made was a last ditch effort to scrounge something from the cupboards without having to go grocery shopping? I hate that look. This meal is so bright […]

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Harissa Macaroni & Cheese

Harissa Macaroni & Cheese

Homemade macaroni and cheese is one of the staples of my childhood. With four kids, things were hectic for my mother, and on nights when cooking fell to the bottom of the priority list (which to her credit was rare), we ate homemade macaroni and cheese alongside hot dogs. I don’t think me or my […]

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Baked Beef Chimichangas

Technically, to be a chimichanga, the tortilla needs to be deep fried in oil. These crispy beef and cheese stuffed tortillas get their crunch in the oven with a light mist of cooking spray. You get a satisfyingly crunchy exterior with way less fat, and they are so much easier to make at home. I’m […]

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Retro Revisited: Tuna Noodle Casserole

Retro Revisited: Tuna Noodle Casserole from Scratch | Read Cook Devour

I think most people’s eyes fill with dread at the very words tuna noodle casserole, and I can understand why. Tuna is not exactly popular among the proteins, and the word “casserole” usually conjures up suppressed memories of bad cooks who served mystery ingredients in a CorningWare dish, covered in some kind of thick glop. Hunger […]

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Baked Potato Soup

Baked Potato Soup

I peeled potatoes during my son’s nap today. It was therapeutic. Sometimes you don’t realize how much you need mind space. As I peeled potatoes, the quiet allowed me to gather all the uncollected, stray thoughts that were floating around my brain. They may have been random, and some of them of absolutely no consequence, […]

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Better Chicken Salad

Better Chicken Salad

I’ve gone all heart-eyed-emoji over this chicken salad recipe. This is one classic sandwich that really needed a refresh. The concept is great, but it is often just so plain. Chicken and mayonnaise just doesn’t scream flavor. This Better Chicken Salad is all about the spice blend, which is full of awesome flavor. It includes a […]

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Shrimp Creole

Every so often, I get a hankerin’ for Shrimp Creole. If you’ve never had it, well, it is one of those New Orleans comfort foods, ranked along side Jambalaya and Gumbo but far less time consuming as it does not require making a roux or browning meat. Ingredients 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter 2 green […]

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