Ragu With Pasta

Do you have a routine that you do before you go on vacation?  I do (and maybe that’s not surprising for those of you who know me). Routines are not a bad thing, but I probably take on more tasks than are necessary.  I’m sure when my husband, aka editor, reads this post he will shake his head because he knows that I’m crazy about my routines.  I like to start packing a few days before we leave and I iron everything, including my t-shirts.  That’s normal, right?  😉  I do laundry, including the bed sheets (the day before we …

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Breakfast Pizza

Have you ever made a breakfast pizza?  It’s life changing. I took all of the usual egg breakfast suspects, added some mozzarella cheese, put it all on a piece of Naan bread, and I’m calling it a breakfast pizza.  Guys, this is my favorite breakfast right now.  No joke. As with any personal pizza, you can dress it up however you like.  If you want to skip the bacon, then go for it.  If you want to add waffles on top instead of eggs and potatoes, then…  well, a carb on top of a carb might be weird but I say do …

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Spring Salad

I don’t like naming a recipe after a season because no one but you knows what that really means.  However any other title that I came up with was just too dang long and I don’t like that even more. This is a Caprese salad with lettuce, chickpeas, and pasta with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing.  See what I mean?  It’s a mouthful.  Now that tomatoes and basil are in season around here I’ve deemed this a Spring salad.  You can call it what you like, but at the end of the day it’s a bowl full of deliciousness and that’s …

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Pesto Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables and Chickpeas

Quinoa is like sprinkles.  My husband wholeheartedly disagrees with that statement on the basis of quinoa being gross, and sprinkles not being gross.  I don’t mean how they taste though. I know that sprinkles and quinoa are two very different ingredients and that they are not normally found in one recipe.  (Thank goodness!)  However, every time I cook with either one I end up spilling them all over the kitchen counters and floor.  No matter how much I clean I still find some days later.  Am I the only one that experiences this? Anyway, I’ve been on a quinoa kick lately and this …

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Salad Pizza

This meal really should be called “Chicken Caesar Salad on Top of a Warm Naan Bread” but that’s not what my cafeteria at work calls it. The other day I heard someone order a salad pizza at work.  For those of you that are new here, (welcome!) food blogging is not my full time job although some days I wish it was.  I’m in-house counsel (attorney) for a corporation.  Anyway, I thought that I was going to see a traditional pizza with sauce, cheese, and some sort of salad concoction on top.  I was surprised to find that I was completely …

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