“Owner of this corner and not much more…”

Posted on Jul 22nd, 2012 It's hot today. Really hot. Which is probably why I'm feeling so drained and lazy. And…

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“Stand in the place where you were…”

Posted on Aug 16th, 2012

I was listening to some old R.E.M. while baking bread, and when this song popped up, it made me think about the video, which I hadn't seen in years.…

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“The vanity formed by beauty lies, you know it’s a crime…”

Posted on Nov 30th, 2012

I've been in a bit of a funk for the past week or so. I have to say, it just amazes me the lack of filters people have regarding what's appropriate…

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An Unintentionally Meatless Monday

Posted on Aug 20th, 2012

I hate Mondays. I was in a fine mood today--I not only got another photo accepted on TasteSpotting, but I finally broke through on Food Gawker! But I…

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Baked Almond Quinoa and Oatmeal

Posted on Dec 27th, 2013

Hello! I hope those who celebrate it had a good Christmas. Ours was nice and low-key. We didn't go anywhere, or really do much of anything, other…

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Baked Eggs in Cream #SundaySupper

Posted on Mar 20th, 2016

Sometimes, simple is best. Jay is fond of saying "Tis a gift to be simple." Which, I guess is true. Sometimes the easy, simple dishes taste the best.…

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Baked Potatoes and Tomatoes

Posted on Dec 16th, 2012

A couple weeks ago, I got a bunch of free pork. In exchange for Jay and I helping her move a couple months ago, Karyn paid us in pork. Actually,…

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Bread Bowl with Spinach and Potato Torta

Posted on May 3rd, 2016

This post is sponsored by My Happy Plates. For being a food blogger, you'd think I'd be better at planning out meals, having tons of ingredients on…

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Cheesy Baked Rotini

Posted on Nov 10th, 2015

This post is brought to you by Ragu and Influenster I don't often by jarred pasta sauces. I know they're huge time-savers, and for awhile, when I…

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Crackers and Gravy

Posted on Mar 29th, 2016

It's funny sometimes, how food connects us. Or how dishes that you think are specific to your family are maybe regional dishes or aren't as unique as…

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Fried Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

Posted on Sep 14th, 2013

It's been a long, rough week. The bambino and one of his kindergarten friends are already having some issues with a troublemaker in their class. The…

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Fried Mush

Posted on Dec 28th, 2013

You read the title right. I made Fried Mush. Technically, fried polenta, but without getting into the subtle differences of what makes grits and what…

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Gnocchi alla Romana #SundaySupper

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2016

I have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to make Gnocchi alla Romana, and thanks to this week's Sunday Supper theme, I have it! This…

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Homemade Yogurt

Posted on Aug 19th, 2013

It took me a long time to appreciate yogurt. I'm talking years. I couldn't get past it being cooked milk and having that tang to it. Right…

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Maple Almond Butter Granola

Posted on Aug 20th, 2013

I like granola. A lot. I know it's generally fattening and a little goes a long way...But I like it. I like it as a cereal, I like to grab handfuls…

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Pantry Pasta and the Weekend

Posted on Sep 28th, 2012

It's been one of those weeks that kind of got away from me. And this weekend is going to be a busy one. I'm having an open house next Thursday right…

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Pasta with Butter and Parmesan

Posted on May 2nd, 2014

This has been such a long week. Up until today, it's been chilly and raining and all-around dismal. Everyone's been a little "off" and sleepy-crabby.…

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Pineapple Salsa (A Date with the Family)

Posted on Jul 28th, 2013

We spent most of yesterday with my mom, just hanging out and relaxing. In the afternoon, we met up with my sister and brother and their families for…

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Polenta with Marinara, Ricotta and Basil

Posted on Oct 30th, 2014

Sometimes it sucks being an adult. All those things that I knew my parents would discuss when my sister and I weren't around or when we went to bed.…

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Polenta with Sausage and Marinara

Posted on Nov 10th, 2014

I really really REALLY hate winter. In the ten years I've lived in South Dakota, only one winter has been decent, and that was the winter of 2011.…

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Potato Cakes

Posted on Jan 2nd, 2015

For the first time since I switched the focus of my blog to food, I missed my blog anniversary. In years past, I've usually tried to do a giveaway of…

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Pumpkin Millet Breakfast Cakes

Posted on Jun 27th, 2013

After visiting the endocrinologist the other day, I had a serious bout of feeling sorry for myself. My body is trying to rid itself of a rather…

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Roasted Tomato Black Barley Risotto

Roasted Tomato Black Barley Risotto

Posted on Jul 21st, 2016

I know what you're thinking--It's a bajillion degrees outside, and here's a dish with roasted tomatoes and risotto. Yes, it's probably better-suited…

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Spaghetti Pie

Posted on Aug 28th, 2013

Over the weekend, Jay requested Chicken Parmesan. It was hotter than Hades (still is), but I made it anyway. We had far too much pasta left, though,…

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Stovetop Comfort Food

Posted on Sep 19th, 2012

It's been rather autumn-like the past couple days, which I love (but also hate because I know that means winter is on its way), because immediately…

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Sunday’s Supper: Chicken, Pasta, Beans and Brownies

Posted on Aug 12th, 2012

In light of the fact that a stupid disc in my stupid spine is pushing on my stupid spinal cord and making it impossible for me to do any real…

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Welsh Rabbit

Posted on Jan 27th, 2013

A couple nights ago, while I was returning some milk bottles to Buttercrust, the bambino asked Jay if he'd ever eaten rabbit before. Jay told him he…

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What’s a Chip Butty?

Posted on Feb 17th, 2013

I love love love long holiday weekends when I can spend the time being my geeky little self and reading through my cookbooks and food magazines and…

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