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Happy New Year! We’re back with what might seem like an odd combination – sausage & pumpkin, but one that has quickly become one of my favorite, easy pasta sauces:  Hearty Sausage & Pumpkin Pasta. I got this recipe from the grocery store just before Thanksgiving, when I’m sure they were trying to move the […]

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Quick Shrimp Scampi! Definitely a Weeknight Wonder but why should Monday through Friday get all the buttery, garlic-y goodness? This is a super fast, super simple recipe – BIG flavors that you can have on the table in about 20 minutes. The shrimp will taste even better if you have time to plan ahead and […]

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I can’t believe I’ve never posted the recipe for Pasta with Shrimp & Fresh Tomatoes! This has long been one of my favorite dishes to make but I often fiddle around with the recipe adding mushrooms, white wine, some kind of cheesy goodness, and I forget just how good the original recipe is. Pure and […]

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Summer Zucchini Season is in full swing so Pasta with Zucchini & Ricotta is the answer to that age old question… “Hey, would you take some zucchini? I have a ton in my garden!” That answer should always be, YES! Quickly sautéed zucchini meets creamy ricotta cheese in a dinner that cooks in just about […]

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Lemon Butter Shrimp Pasta! This is the latest recipe in our new section of Weeknight Wonders and is a dish I would happily (and easily) make for guests. Who doesn’t love a recipe with only a few ingredients that cooks in the time it takes to boil water and cook pasta? I know I do. […]

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Spaghetti with Broccoli Pesto. You’re probably wondering what on earth I’m talking about. Yes, pesto! The green stuff…but made with broccoli instead of basil. Pesto is named for the act of grinding the ingredients together, old school in a mortar and pestle but the basil variety is so popular that everyone assumes that’s what you’re talking […]

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Butternut Squash & Bacon Risotto. Hello, my lovely! So many good things going on in one dish…butternut squash meets smoky bacon with a little zing of fresh sage. All of this in a creamy, dreamy pot of golden risotto. Heaven on a plate. So good that we’re going to get right to it… Here’s what […]

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Eggplant Parmesan has always been one of my favorite dishes but since it’s usually breaded and fried, I had to give it up when I went gluten free. Then I found this Baked Eggplant Parmesan recipe from Jamie Oliver in the NY Times and figured that I could make a few changes to accommodate my gluten […]

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We’ve never done a TBT – Throw Back Thursday here at Idiot’s Kitchen but today is the day! I’m often asked two questions about this website: 1.) What is my favorite recipe? and 2.) What is the most popular recipe? The favorite is a hard one to answer because…well, I like food. The most popular […]

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I can’t believe that in the 5 years I’ve had this website, I haven’t posted this recipe for Chicken Milanese. It’s one of my favorite dishes and certainly in the top 5 chicken dishes that I make…if not the top 3. You probably know that anything with Milanese in the title refers to a cutlet, […]

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