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Tomato and Olive Pasta

I’m not sure where you live but where I live, spring is here. It’s here in full force. If you’re still snowed in, my sincere apologies for rubbing it in but I just can’t contain my excitement. This past week, I put away the winter coats, boats, and sweaters and replaced them with spring jackets,…

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Farfalle Noodle Soup with Carrots, Beans, and Peppers

When it comes to a piping, steaming, hot bowl of soup, count me in for at least one bowl, especially when the bowl is filled with noodles, vegetables, chicken broth, and herbs. There’s nothing more comforting, wholesome, and loving than the first bite of noodle soup … and every bite thereafter. My love for soup…

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Strawberry, Pecan, and Mixed Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

There’s something that is so refreshing, enjoyable, and beautiful about a salad that is full of fresh vegetables, leafy greens, bountiful fruit, crunchy bits, and flavorful dressing. Don’t you agree? Practically every night my husband and I eat dinner together, we serve a side salad alongside our main entree. When eating dinner with him, our…

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Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have had a dilemma in my kitchen for a few months. A cookie dilemma. I’m a fan of cookies that have a slight crunch to them. Meanwhile, my husband is a major fan of cookies that are soft and chewy. I’m talking completely soft and chewy with no crunch whatsoever. I’ve been experimenting with…

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White Chocolate Chip and Macadamia Nut Chocolate Cookies

At times, my husband and I will have completely separate cravings. I usually have a hankering for salty snacks whereas my husband can be found wanting to satisfy his chocolatey sweet tooth. When my cravings kick in, I’ll most likely sit down with a bag of chips and a jar of salsa. My husband, on…

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Browned Butter White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

How many of you are buried in snow right now? Unfortunately, D.C. did not get hit by the massive blizzard that swept through the northeast. Yes, you read the correctly. I said, “Unfortunately.” Why? I love snow. I miss snow. A Michigander at heart, living in Washington, D.C. during the winter has been quite an adjustment…

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Cinnamon and Honey Roasted Chickpeas

There are the sweet people and then there are the salty people. I would categorize my husband under sweet since he loves chocolate. Whenever he orders ice cream, it tends to be chocolate, topped with chocolate, topped with even more chocolate. He’s what some people call a chocoholic. Me, on the other hand? I prefer…

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