all in vegetable & bean soup

I have a really weird love/hate relationship with soup. As you know I love nothing better than chomping down on a giant cheeseburger or eating a plate full of tacos – so soup just often seems kind of meh to me. Geez, am I selling you on this soup recipe I’m about to post? Lol.…

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linguine with peas and pancetta in cream sauce

What I learned after visiting Italy was that the best pasta dishes tend to have just a few really simple ingredients, which has been great news for my weeknight dinner plans, given the little time I often have to throw something together. One afternoon I started dreaming (we all dream about pasta, right?) of some…

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cacio e pepe pasta

Since we got back from Italy, I’ve noticed that I keep trying to sneak little Italian-y moments into my every day. Who says vacation has to end when you get home? Sometimes its just making a charcuterie and cheese board for lunch or it’s trying to recreate my favorite pasta dishes from Rome (more on…

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chicken cassoulet with fennel and sausage

Well friends, I’m starting off the year with a post that does not check anything off of my 2015 to-do’s (see here, here and here) – but the stomach wants what the stomach wants. I first had a cassoulet when my great friends Justin & Jim had us over for dinner recently. I was hooked…

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