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Pan Seared Scallops in Creamy Champagne Sauce

Pan Seared Scallops in Creamy Champagne Sauce
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If you have never paired tender, buttery, pan seared scallops with a creamy wine sauce, you are totally missing out! Toss the whole thing with some fresh linguine and crispy crumbled bacon, and you have a very special dinner for two for Valentine’s Day (or any day really, because this stuff is legit.)  Eric was
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Ham and Potato Soup

Ham and Potato Soup
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Charlotte is so dang cute.  She is almost 8 months old now and is crawling all over. (Well, more like inch-worming all over, but it works.) You should have seen her face when she discovered the kitchen the other day. I am so paranoid that she is going to choke on something and have tried
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Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings
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My Grandma Georgia was a fabulous cook.  I’m sad that I didn’t become interested in cooking until after she had passed away.  She could have taught me some amazing stuff.  I love thinking about her every time I make a mistake in the kitchen.  On one of her first dates with my grandpa, she made
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Italian Sausage with Tomatoes and Penne

Italian Sausage with Tomatoes and Penne
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Although I try really hard to plan my menus in advance, it is more often than not that I am missing just one key ingredient for whatever I am craving.  It’s kind of frustrating because most days I am car-less (Eric and I share) so I can’t just run to the store whenever I want. 
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Fire Roasted Tomato Soup

Fire Roasted Tomato Soup
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Can we talk about how much I love my immersion blender? (wow, what a hook. I’m sure you guys are all dying to continue.) Seriously though, I never thought that day would come. My immersion blender was an engagement gift from my mother. It came in the mail a few days after Eric and I
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Cherry Tomato and Goat Cheese Pizza

Cherry Tomato and Goat Cheese Pizza
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I’m not really into making up my own recipes.  I know, kind of lame to admit that on my food blog (remember the whole food charlatan thing?) It’s mostly out of laziness. For me, cooking is all about the food, and I am just not willing to risk having experiments betray me.  I’m too cheap
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Mediterranean Pork with Couscous

Mediterranean Pork with Couscous
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I was so excited to bust out my Christmas decorations yesterday.  I have spent way too much time lately wandering around Target, drooling over the trees and the glass balls and the wreaths and the general sparkle and gleam.  In my head, my little apartment was going to look very similar.  This is what I
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Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs
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We are gearing up for winter around here.  Soon we will be driving north to see Eric’s family in Montana, the Land of Perpetual Cold and Wind. My favorite part is how her feet don’t even come close to peeking out.  You should have seen her try to crawl around in this.  She looked like
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Kung Pao Chicken with Coconut Jasmine Rice

Kung Pao Chicken with Coconut Jasmine Rice
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What happens when you combine sexy Latin hip-shaking with aerobics and an awkward, rhythm-less Karen?  Love.  Love is what happens. My friend Lauren invited me to go to a free Zumba class she is taking.  I’ve heard people bear their testimonies about Zumba before, but had never seen it.  I now join their throngs.  It.
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Sausage, Potato, and Kale Soup

Sausage, Potato, and Kale Soup
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Sometimes I think schools should be required to teach a course on American produce items.  It would have been more useful for me than, say, Algebra 2 was. I had never bought kale before I made this soup.  I went to the store, picked up 2 bunches of the green leafy things marked Kale, and
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