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Vegetable Manicotti

Manicotti Primavera

Ricotta is mixed with a combination of primavera style vegetables, parmesan, and fresh herbs to create a tasty primavera stuffing to fill manicotti pasta. The manicotti primavera is then baked smothered in homemade marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese for a comforting meal. I came across this lovely looking vegetarian lasagna recipe recently. I had it on …

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vegetarian spring risotto by danatreat

Spring Vegetable Risotto

I don’t know about the rest of the moms out there, but this past week has been incredibly hectic and emotional with school ending. Logan is a very sensitive guy. Even the slightest change from routine throws him off, and unfortunately school ending and summer beginning has been a HUGE change. Luckily, I have wonderful …

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Supreme Pizza Panini

Pizza Panini

My panini press is a very well used kitchen tool. It’s fast and convenient because it heats the sandwich from both sides and the pressing really helps you jam pack the sandwich with delicious ingredients. Some nights when time is rushed, almost anything pressed between two slices of bread can become a fabulous gourmet sandwich …

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Balsamic Roasted Mushroom Risotto with Rosemary

Balsamic Roasted Mushroom Risotto

This Balsamic Roasted Mushroom Risotto recipe is dedicated to my dad. He absolutely despises mushrooms. When I mentioned this recipe he said “the balsamic roasted part sounds good.” I’m convinced that if he’d just give mushrooms an unbiased try he wouldn’t think they are nearly as horrible as the memory his mind has conjured up …

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Cannoli Sandwich Cookies

Cannoli Sandwich Cookies

Sometimes I have crazy ideas. Crazy food ideas. Taking one thing and turning it into another. That is what happened yesterday. It was all I could think about until I was able to hit the grocery store this morning for some of the necessary ingredients. Necessary ingredients because I had to make these cookies. It …

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Easy Homemade Marinara Sauce

Homemade Marinara Sauce

I am not normally a spaghetti kind of girl. I never understood why people would go out and order spaghetti when there were so many more exciting choices on the menu, especially when spaghetti is so easy to make at home. Spaghetti has always seemed like the fall back meal to me. The “where has …

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alfredo sauce

The Perfect Alfredo

Last week I mentioned having pasta with alfredo sauce for dinner with our spinach clementine salad. The recipe came from Cook’s Illustrated and was one of the best I’ve had. You know that alfredo sauce that is so rich and thick you can hardly eat it? This was not like that. It had flavor, but …

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