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shiitake broth with macaroni and spinach

It’s January in Florida which means temperatures can be in the 50’s or 70’s….and lately for us it’s been one brief cold snap after another which is a very good reason to make soup!  This Shiitake Broth with Macaroni and Spinach is warming and comforting and offers a nice kick from the ginger and red pepper […]

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creamy mushroom fettuccine with boursin cheese

If you love mushrooms – this is an easy weeknight recipe that will curb your cravings for a creamy mushroom dish.  I love using crème fraîche in pasta dishes to add body and that wonderful creamy element and in this case I combined it with a shallot and chive flavored Boursin cheese that can be […]

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cavatappi with pancetta and wilted radicchio

This is so good.  Really.  The flavors definitely create a party in your mouth.  The saltiness of the pancetta., the slight bite of the radicchio, and the creaminess of the mascarpone cheese or crème fraîche all meld together deliciously.  And the cavatappi pasta is the perfect shape for the ingredients to cling to.  If you […]

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israeli couscous caprese salad

Give me ANYTHING caprese-style and I will devour it!  This is a take on The Market Couscous that can be found HERE on my blog – I punched up the garlic, limited the number of ingredients, switched out the feta for fresh mozzarella, and added grape tomatoes and plenty of herbs.  The result is a […]

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spicy orecchiette pasta

Yum.  This pasta dish is nicely spicy but super light for your late spring/early summer menus.  It also makes for a great take-along dish…just reheat at your destination.  I was all excited to use my first-ever crop of jalapeño peppers as one of the ingredients that makes this dish awaken your palette!! It’s super easy […]

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