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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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First a disclaimer about Tarragon Fingerling Potatoes… This is not a real recipe.  We can call it a method, but I don’t want anyone to think….oh geez, now she’s boiling potatoes and calling it magical, or anything like that. I happen to have a friend who texts me with great angst whenever a certain someone on the […]

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Cheesy Chipotle Mashed Potatoes is the companion recipe to yesterday’s Crockpot Shredded Chicken with Chipotles. But let me assure you that you might soon be making these potatoes to go with EVERYTHING! These potatoes are sooooo good. Nice big chunks of potatoes with just a smoky hint of chipotle for a little zip. If you […]

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Thai Beef Rice Bowls! Rice, savory beef, tons of veggies, and fresh green herbs are having a bowl party and you’re invited. We had these last night and then I ate the leftovers as a salad for lunch today so I think a big thumbs up is appropriate. These are easy to make and extremely […]

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Remember my addiction to funky salads? Well, sign me up for a BIG BOWL of Charred Cauliflower Salad! We’ve learned that roasting vegetables does weird and wonderful, flavorful things. Well so does charring in a pan. This salad, like several recipes featured here at Idiot’s Kitchen, was first made for me by my friend Jen […]

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Hi Friends! Long time, no see! Also long time, no cooking around here. The symphony season (and thus the driving season) has finally hit a short pause. I had every intention of posting recipes from the road these past two weeks but life got a little too crazy. I flew from Tampa to Kansas City […]

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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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Thai Quinoa Salad! Also known as The Salad That Kept Me From Starving Last Week. Sorry for the light posting here lately. Life has been overwhelming and crazy with the symphony season(s) winding down, commuting around Florida, commuting around Minnesota, and the return of the not so welcome internet hackers. There hasn’t been much time […]

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What to cook for Easter? If you’re hosting Easter dinner this Sunday or looking for a dish to bring along to celebrate with family & friends, we’ve got some suggestions that will put a spring in your step. Unlike holidays such as Thanksgiving that have a traditional menu, Easter gives you a chance to branch […]

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Poblano Corn Chowder with Shrimp is a fantastic new soup that I’m happy to have in the dinner rotation. I love soups that simmer all day long or cook in the crock pot, making your house smell great. However, we are all busy people so I need soup recipes that cook in minutes rather than […]

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