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Fusilli with Roasted Spring Vegetables

This recipe uses the fresh vegetables from an early spring garden. The farmers market is a good second stop. Slice everything fairly uniform and thin so they crisp up and don’t get soggy while roasting. Fusilli is the best shape … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: A is for Arugula

This is our favorite time of year weather-wise. The mosquitoes aren’t out in full force, the farmers market is in full swing and the humidity is still at bay. Plus the garden is starting to kick out arugula — lots … Continue reading

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Crawfish Mac-n-Cheese

This is a great way to use up some leftover crawfish meat from a boil. Any mix of cheese can be used, but equal parts swiss, mozzarella and cheddar work best. Baked Crawfish Macaroni 5 tbsp butter 1/3 cup flour … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Turkey Detox

A lot of our Sunday Suppers fall on the more decadent side. But this weekend we’re craving some lighter dishes. Here are some vegetarian (mostly) options to give you a breather before the Christmas feasting commences. Lentil Soup Orzo-Stuffed Peppers … Continue reading

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Busted Oven Baked Pasta

By Katherine It had been awhile since I made a nice dinner for Greg, so I decided to splurge on some nice ricotta (Chicago John we will make our own soon) and use up some prosciutto. But first I needed … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Gnocchi

This gnocchi is very similar to regular potato gnocchi except instead of potato there is pumpkin. The sauce for this uses any type of mushroom, but shitake or cremini will work best. The basic preparation and cooking is the same … Continue reading

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Gnocchi with Vodka Cream Sauce

So now that everyone has practiced making homemade gnocchi here is another sauce possibility. For a how to go here. Vodka Cream Sauce 1 batch gnocchi 3/4 cup minced red onion 4 garlic cloves minced 1 1/2 cups finely chopped … Continue reading

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How to Make Potato Gnocchi

Gnocchi can be a little daunting at first but, like all handmade pasta, practice makes perfect. This is my basic potato gnocchi recipe. Once cooked the dumplings can be tossed with any number of different sauces. For one such example … Continue reading

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Toss Around the Pasta

This dish was an excuse to eat some of the fusilli pasta I stumbled on recently. For those of you who can find it easily, well a gold star for you. For everyone else this is one of those pasta … Continue reading

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Pesto Pasta Salad

It’s picnic season (if you don’t live in the mosquito capital of the world like us) and this is super tasty and super simple. Besides who wants to be one of those people who brings a mayo dish? Pesto Pasta … Continue reading

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