Garden Fresh Pasta

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4 days from now, friends, barring no major problems, I will be holding our sweet new baby boy  in the hospital (or at home if for some very unlikely reason he decides to come sooner).  But today I am at the house on our last weekend at home before we become a family of four [...]

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Lemon, Garlic & Dill Pasta

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I’m sure you have seen a pregnant nesting woman at work and you think to yourself “Is she about to send a rocketship to the moon with all that energy and determination?” and then the next minute you see her snoring on the couch at 2 p.m.?  Well, that was me a couple of weeks [...]

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Zucchini & Tomato Saute with Parmesan and Basil

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CSAs this week are filled with gorgeous green zucchini and now that the early tomatoes are ripening, it is the perfect time to make a super simple, but tasty saute.  Just like the Sauteed Shrimp & Feta dish, this is another dish that is great for any night of the week, because it is very [...]

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Sauteed Shrimp & Fennel with Lemon Thyme Sauce and Feta

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When it’s 98 degrees outside, who really wants to spend hours in the kitchen making dinner when after work chores involve watering the flowers and garden, running around the yard, washing camp clothes, bath time to  make the mornings run smoother, and early bed times for our little guys to recharge their energy for another [...]

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Cracker Candy

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So, if I haven’t mentioned it before, I will go ahead and tell you now.  I’m pregnant.  Like super P-R-E-G-G-O!  Like my lungs are crushed and I breathe like a large animal just when walking to the other room pregnant.  Like I can’t wait to get in bed, but hate being in bed because I [...]

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Strawberry Sorbet

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Alright it’s Saturday and I think that means CSA pickup day!! You may be getting the last of the strawberry harvest and if you really want to please your family and certainly your own palate, then you will definitely want to make this super easy and delicious Strawberry Sorbet. I don’t have an ice cream [...]

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Herbed Kohlrabi Home Fries

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So you have your CSA box and you open it up to find this super weird looking red turnip, no beet, no radish, no…..what the heck is this thing with tentacles coming out the side?!  Ever since this amazing farm to table movement has made it’s forgivable trendy way into our restaurants and homes, we [...]

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Shrimp & Tomato Pasta

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I recently shared this recipe with my friends over at What’s Cooking with Ruthie.  This is the quintessential summer recipe.  Fresh, fresh, fresh is the name of this game.  If you know anything about me you know how much I love tomatoes.  You might also even know that Cherokee Purple tomatoes are my absolute favorite!! [...]

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Plum Organics World Baby – Taste of Italy: Sponsored Post

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Right now I have many, many things on my crazy, preggo brain!  I am trying to get out of the spin cycle at work and get ahead of the curve on my desk, so that I can actually have this baby somewhere other than my office.  I am thinking about how nice it is that [...]

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Mango Strawberry Smoothie

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Hey kids, wanna make something for mom?  Something that she will REALLY like?  Something that she will really enjoy?! Then find your dad, get in the kitchen and make her this delicious smoothie!!  Who needs a complicated breakfast in bed when you can greet her your with your Mother’s Day cards and this tasty frozen [...]

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