Monthly Archives: July 2015

Tomato-Ricotta Spaghetti

I think my pasta-tomato ratio was a little low, but other than that, this was really good! I took the liberty of adding black olives to this. My kids really liked this, and the adults did, too! I think next … Continue reading

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Pinto Bean Nachos

These were really good, but I didn’t love the homemade tortilla chips. They ended up being really chewy! But I liked the toppings a lot! And you could add a lot more toppings, too, like chopped tomatoes, jalapenos, etc. rating: … Continue reading

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Tomato and Mozzarella Risotto

Man, was this good! Risotto is so hard for me, for some reason. It’s never done when the recipe says it should be done. I had to add an extra cup or so of broth to this one. But the … Continue reading

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Raspberry and Blue Cheese Salad

I have started making recipes from the “Cooking Light Diet” plan. A lot of them I have made before, since I love Cooking Light magazine. I had not made this one before, and I have to say, it was good! … Continue reading

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Cheesy Scrambled Egg Fajitas

Eh. This sounded so much better than it was. I was underwhelmed. rating: 6 Cheesy Scrambled Egg Fajitas (Good Network magazine, July/Aug. 2015) serves 4 time needed: 30 min. Ingredients: 1 avocado, diced 1 large plum tomato, diced 1 jalapeno … Continue reading

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Rigatoni with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Burrata

Wow, I was amazed at how good this was. And I can’t believe I ever used to hate tomatoes! Have you ever had Burrata? I looked it up online, and it says it is usually made with rennet, but my … Continue reading

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Greek Salad Tartines with White Beans

Wow, this was the best dinner I’ve made in a long time! It really surprised me! I made a few tweaks to this recipe: I omitted the red onion (mine had gone bad). I left out the cucumbers and used … Continue reading

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Lasagna Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Oh, how spaghetti squash fascinates me. This recipe was *good*, but it could have been better. I think it didn’t cook long enough. I used jarred pasta sauce in place of homemade (and of course didn’t add meat). This was really … Continue reading

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“Chicken” Caesar Pasta Salad

Another win for Pinterest! This dish was SO good! My 8 year old said it’s probably the second-best thing I’ve ever made! 🙂 Husband loved it, too! I did add more lettuce than this calls for, and I used a … Continue reading

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Classic Memphis-Style Coleslaw

We have zucchini growing in our garden, and when I think “zucchini”, I think “crab” cakes. And when I think “crab” cakes, I think coleslaw! This slaw was really good! So good that husband said “You made this slaw? It’s … Continue reading

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