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Beef and Vegetable Ramen Stir Fry

I make a lot of stir fry, usually served over brown rice – but once in a while, I break out the ramen noodles for a change of pace. Ramen noodles are economical, they cook quickly, and are delicious when … Continue reading

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Penne with Baked Cherry Tomato Sauce

This is a meatless, wonderfully flavorful pasta that’s easy to throw together on a weeknight. Roast panko topped cherry tomatoes, drizzle with olive oil, and mash with a fork. Add pasta and serve – simple!

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Baby Spinach White Pizza

Pizza with lots of garlic and spinach fits the bill on Meatless Mondays. If you follow the recipe, you can make an amazing pizza faster than delivery, and save some dough (pardon the pun) while you’re at it!

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Tomato Tart

Truth be told, I’m a happy camper with a plate of sliced Jersey tomatoes with a chiffonade of basil, although a little marinated mozzarella can be a nice addition. If I’m feeling fancy, like I did over the weekend – … Continue reading

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Chopped Summer Salad

Last week, we had quite a few days of 90+ degree days around these parts. When the weather fills you with dread about making dinner, this chopped salad is a lifesaver. Mine had imported tuna in olive oil and garbanzo … Continue reading

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Garlic Beef and Vegetable Ramen

Ramen noodles are a handy item to keep in your pantry. You can usually score them three for a buck at the grocery store, and if you toss the seasoning packets – you’ve got noodles that cook in about three … Continue reading

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Ricotta Gnocchi

It’s the end of June (where did the month go?), and the temperatures are beginning to rise. That said, it’s nice to have gnocchi which cooks in 60 seconds, and with a quick toss in a pan of your sauce … Continue reading

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Chicken Lo Mein

I’m always looking for ways to use up leftover roast chicken, and this was a huge hit with The Boy! Pasta, chicken, and heavy on the vegetables – I used red peppers, mushrooms, and snap peas – but you could … Continue reading

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Chicken Fried Rice

I’m always looking for ways to use up the leftover roast chicken in the fridge, and if you happen to have leftover rice – even better! This dish is definitely something you can easily throw together on a week night … Continue reading

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Pasta e Fagioli

Soup is always a terrific comfort food to make for dinner when it’s snowing. Sunday was no exception – a tomato broth with ham , cannellini beans, pasta, and garlic is just what the doctor ordered! It makes 6 servings.

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Pork Ragu

It’s been chilly in Philly, which makes for perfect stew weather – nothing better than making something that keeps the oven on for a couple of hours and warms the kitchen. This recipe calls for either a boneless pork shoulder … Continue reading

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Turkey Corn Soup

In my quest to find ways of using my remaining monster turkey, I give you Turkey Corn Soup. A slightly creamy, nutritious soup with corn, red peppers, carrots, and mushrooms. The beauty of this soup is that it can be … Continue reading

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King Ranch Chicken Casserole

This casserole looks like a hot mess, but really, it’s a baking dish of deliciousness! Shredded chicken sautéed with tomatoes, jalapeño and chipotle peppers then layered with corn tortilla chips and cheese. It’s a great way to use up the leftover … Continue reading

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Impossible Chicken Pie

Impossible pies are aptly named because they miraculously make their own crust while baking. They were a popular food fad during the 1970s, when Bisquick printed a recipe for Coconut Impossible Pie on the back of their boxes. That was … Continue reading

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Spinach Beef Ziti Bake

I love a good casserole, something you can make ahead of time, and throw into the oven on a busy day. Ziti tossed with ground beef, tomatoes, and spinach, topped with mozzarella – a half hour in the oven, and … Continue reading

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