Tuna and Rice Salad

How does one save time getting ready in the morning? Monday through Friday I feel like I’m rushing in the morning to get everything done on time and out the door for the office.  I’ve been driving to the same office for years, but the traffic has gotten worse.  A couple of months ago I decided to reevaluate my morning routine and revise it to get things done early enough to make it to work on time.  The answer is to plan ahead, prepare, prepare, and prepare some more. The first thing I decided to do was to pick out my outfit …

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Tomatoes and Feta with Polenta

Never underestimate a dish built on the foundation of only tomatoes and cheese.  It works for a classic pizza, right? When I don’t have much food in the house and I don’t want to go to the grocery store I tend to get creative with what I do have.  I had tomatoes and feta cheese and not much else.  Truth be told, I could have been happy with these tomatoes, feta cheese, olive oil and herbs on top of some toast for a snack.  However, I remembered that I had some polenta hidden in the back of the cupboard.  Suddenly …

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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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