Lentil and Sausage Stew

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I may have had MFPD when I threw this stew together.  That’s a thing, right?  Multiple Food Personality Disorder?  You know, when you get cooking and throw a bunch of random ingredients together that aren’t typically supposed to “go” with one another?

Italian sausage and greek yogurt?  Eh, it’s happened I suppose.  But cilantro?  Now thats just peculiar.  But right.  So very right with this stew. Continue reading

Roasted Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

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I won’t deny it.  Pasta Carbonara tends to be one of my favorite dishes on the planet when I’m in the mood for comfort.  And my entire family is right there with me, even on picky-eating days.  It’s as indulgent as all get out and I am always able to get it on the table in a matter of minutes which is huge.

But my little unsatisfied food brain got to thinking….if Carbonara is so delicious and weeknight savvy with spaghetti pasta…why the heck couldn’t it be with spaghetti squash?     Continue reading

Autumn Bark

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Happy Halloween Week!  It’s funny, I was never really a fan of this upcoming holiday until my kids came along.  But now, for me, it’s basically pure excitement.  It’s a fun excuse to dress my kids in hilarious outfits (please, just pray Jude allows me to put his costume on him for at least one photo.  one, thats the goal this year, just one little itty bitty photo is all i ask for.  pray friends, pray.)  Not to mention this holiday is perfectly placed among the most GORGEOUS time of year.  Crispy Autumn.  Ahh.

So on top of the costume thing and the beautiful time of year thing I’m pretty sure most of my excitement stems from the fact that it’s a perfectly wonderful opportunity to get fun and creative in the kitchen.  Holidays equal special food.  Always.  Continue reading

Cinnamon Pear Sauce

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So friends, as you may remember, I am a total fan of homemade applesauce.  It’s unbeatable…store bought varieties just don’t compare.  Not to mention when you make it homemade you’re not stripping away a ton of the nutrients through processing and preserving.  I’m just sold on the whole deal, especially considering how simple it is to prepare at home.

Now, theres a couple of kinds of food love, in my book.  Theres being a total fan, as I told you I was of the applesauce in the paragraph above.  And then theres Hallelujah, over the moon, this-is-out-of-control, party-don’t-stop food love.  This Cinnamon Pear Sauce?  I would classify it under the latter.   Continue reading

Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apples


Any recollection of this Brady Bunch episode where Peter is obsessed with imitating other people? His Humphrey Bogart rocked.  Pork chaaapssh and applesaush. And isn’t it so normal how Carol greets Mike at the door so charismatically with that dress and heels on? That’s EXACTLY what it’s like when my husband gets home from work. Minus the dress and plus some sweatpants. Minus the heels and plus bare feet. And plus screaming kids climbing on me. And usually, hair that’s made it through half of the day but has retired to a top knot because food has somehow nestled it’s way into every strand. But other than that, it’s the EXACT same.  Continue reading