Pasta with Cauliflower, Bacon and Bread Crumbs

Pasta with Cauliflower, Bacon and Bread Crumbs_top It’s day 13 of my cold. The good news is I think I’m finally getting over it. The bad news is my rib cage aches from coughing; whenever I move my right arm or breathe deeply, my muscles start throbbing…. 

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Thai Chicken Pizza

It’s day 9 of my cold. If I don’t get better soon, I might OD on NyQuil and Ricola. At least my abs are getting a workout from all the coughing. And I was spared a sore throat, which means I’ve been able to eat just about anything comfortably.

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Dark Cocoa Cookies

If you’re like me, a craving for chocolate hits regularly. When a piece of candy just won’t do, bake a batch of these dark cocoa cookies, which taste like a brownie but eat like a biscuit. Make small shapes, and they’re perfect for snacking.

Potato and Green Garlic Soup

Potato and Green Garlic Soup

It’s been nearly 10 months and I’m still trying to chip away at all my unused vacation days; I haven’t made a dent. So I took Tuesday off on a whim, thinking I’d spend the time cooking something elaborate. But that didn’t happen.

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Stuffed Artichokes Braised in White Wine

Easter weekend came and went – and I barely set foot in the kitchen. I was mentally prepared to whip up a side and dessert for a family get-together, but there was a last-minute change of plans. The potluck was cancelled and I was off the hook to cook. I’ll admit it was a relief as I hadn’t… 

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Cauliflower and Kale Quiche

Cauliflower and Kale Quiche

I’m the type of person who doesn’t like to waste. When I grocery shop, I buy only what I think I’ll need for the week – and a few treats. At the same time, I love a good deal.

Hearty Tuscan Soup with Sausage and Potatoes

Hearty Tuscan Soup with Sausage and Potatoes

Jason went to WrestleMania with some friends on Sunday, so Rookie and I had the house to ourselves. It was quiet but sublime. I did some chores in the morning and then spent the afternoon messing around in the kitchen while watching “Julie & Julia” for the umpteenth time.