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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 saut√©ed zucchini meets creamy ricotta cheese in a dinner that cooks in just about […]

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Antipasto Pasta…try saying that three times fast! I’m a big fan of the antipasto platter – sliced cured meats, cheese, olives, artichoke hearts, etc. served before an Italian meal so I thought, why not put all those things into a huge bowl of pasta salad. I like to load mine up with lots of extra […]

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Linguine with Shrimp & Little Tomatoes is a recipe that my dad and I created back when I had a big garden and by this time of the summer was over run with little tomatoes. Whether they are traditional red cherry tomatoes, pear shaped yellow tomatoes, plum shaped red, those awesome little gold sun sweet […]

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  If you did a poll, I’m guessing Mac & Cheese would come in #1 on a list of comfort foods. It has certainly been one of the most requested recipes here at Idiot’s Kitchen. I’m not sure why it took so long to get around to doing a Mac & Cheese post…maybe it was […]

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Roasted Tomato Pesto Ravioli! Did you see the word Pesto in there with Tomato and wonder if I’d finally lost it? Yes, Pesto is usually the green stuff. The good green stuff. But pesto really is a technique of grinding or smashing ingredients into a paste. The word pesto comes from the act of using […]

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Mushroom Bourguignon! Because why should the meat eaters get to have all the fun? By now everyone has probably seen some form of Boeuf (Beef) Bourguignon through the many Julia Child books or movies. I love it. Basically it is beef simmered in red wine, mushrooms, pearl onions, and other good things. It’s delicious. It […]

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A friend recently asked if I ever cook any of the recipes I find on Pinterest. The answer is YES to recipes and a resounding NO to the many crafts I have pinned. In fairness to me, I did title my craft pin board “Crafty Stuff I Need Someone Else to Do For Me.” Many […]

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