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Asian Noodle Salad with Shrimp – Perfect for hot summer weather! This is an incredibly versatile salad. It can be made ahead and refrigerated or made when you’re ready to eat and served at room temperature. Add whatever veggies you like, have on hand, or have growing in the garden! Because it’s made with rice noodles […]

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Mango Chicken Stir Fry! Holy Cats! I love this dish!!!! A perfectly ripe mango is a beautiful thing. They’re in season right now and I just happened to have 2 sitting on my counter smelling divine. I also happened to have boneless, skinless chicken thighs thawing in the fridge so with the power of The […]

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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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