One Pot Meals

Farrotto (Farro Risotto) with Mushroom Medley

by Anne Papina on June 13, 2013

As I mentioned a few posts back, I recently attended Camp Blogaway in Angelus Oaks. What a fun weekend packed with lots of good food, great presentations, and about a 100 bloggers eager to learn. I met so many wonderful folks there–connections that will last a lifetime. I returned with cherished memories, and two bags […]

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Cheezy Vegan Chorizo Pasta Bake

by Anne Papina on May 26, 2013

I had intended my Memorial Day post to be about barbecue. Serious barbecue. We’re talking a whole hog. I had all the pictures lined up, but the instructions, which are admittedly a bit involved, didn’t quite come together before I took off for Camp Blogaway.  So, here I am, on the eve before my road […]

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Osso Buco for #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on May 19, 2013

Slow cookers are an amazing kitchen gadget. Simply add a handful of ingredients to the pot, cover, set on low, and when you come home from work, dinner is ready for you. Seriously magic. This week the #SundaySupper crew is taking it low and slow with dozens of recipes for your crock pot. Susan over […]

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Clay Pot Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

by Anne Papina on May 15, 2013

There’s something magical about the way a clay cooker effortlessly transforms a few simple ingredients into a guest-worthy meal. Take this chicken, for example–it’s irresistibly moist, and the meat is infused with the flavors of garlic, lemon, and thyme. Despite what seems to be an excessive amount of garlic, it never overpowers the dish. The […]

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This week arrived with a welcome warmth in the air and daylight that seemingly stretched out for miles, or at least past seven… of course, the asparagus is in full bloom at my local market–all signs that it must be Spring. This week the #SundaySupper crew is embracing its arrival with dozens of Spring-inspired recipes. […]

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Skinny Beef Chili #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on February 17, 2013

Sometimes nothing is more satisfying than a steaming bowl of chili. There’s something irresistible about that combination of meat, beans, and spices, simmering all day in a tangy gravy that beckons the taste buds. Whether you eat it straight, scoop it up with chips, or smother it over a hotdog or fries, it’s one dish […]

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Heart Healthy Stuffed Peppers

by Anne Papina on January 27, 2013

I have a confession to make. You’d never know from the calorie laden recipes here, but I’m a Dr. Oz fan. It’s true. I love watching the show, and he inspires me to adopt healthier habits, even if I don’t always follow through. I know, I know, the road to Hell is paved with good […]

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When it comes to the kitchen, I’m pretty fearless. In fact, one of the first meals I ever prepared included chicken cordon bleu with a chocolate charlotte for dessert, both recipes from Seventeen Magazine. I was hooked. Shortly after that, my mom signed me up for the McCall’s Cooking School cookbook series, which provided a […]

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In case you haven’t heard, Frank DeCaro’s new cookbook, The Dead Celebrity Cookbook Presents Christmas in Tinseltown, has hit the shelves, and can I just tell you what an entertaining cookbook this is? Since I tend to collect cookbooks and love Christmas movies, this was right up my alley. More than a collection of recipes, […]

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This is one of those recipes that’s a cinch to throw together, yet admittedly, I don’t make this as often as I should. Chicken Cacciatore’s rich aroma and flavors are borne in its simplicity. Some may remember Pollo alla Cacciatora as a relic from the 1950s’ Italian-American food scene–just add drippy candles and a bottle […]

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