Category Archives: Dinner

Eggplant Parmesan

Believe it or not, I’m not a huge fan of eggplant. It seems weird, given that I love most vegetables, but eggplant has always been on my “meh” list. I think it has to do with the texture. I like … Continue reading

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Chive Biscuit Chicken Pot Pie

The weather in St. Louis the past two days has been dreary, to say the least. Yesterday there was freezing rain and today was foggy and overcast. When it gets like that, there’s only one thing to do: Make chicken … Continue reading

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Lasagna Roll-Ups

I love lasagna as much as the next person, but sometimes I get frustrated when it comes apart. I don’t have the patience to let it sit for a while after it comes out of the oven, so I usually … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard

This pasta dish came about because I had a bunch of Swiss chard in my garden that I wanted to use up before the weather turned, and because I wanted to make the most of butternut squash I see at … Continue reading

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Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

Last fall when I visited my friend Lyz out in California, she made nachos for dinner. When I asked her to show me how to do it, she was surprised. “You’ve never made nachos before?” she said. I had not. … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes, Peas, and Crab

I’m usually a purist when it comes to pasta. I’ll put veggies in, and sometimes I’ll do a meat sauce, but I hardly ever go the seafood route. However, pasta is actually the perfect vehicle for any and all seafood. … Continue reading

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My Very First Cheese Soufflé

I made my first cheese soufflé a couple weeks ago. I guess I feel the same way about it that people do about their firstborns. Except that unlike most people with firstborns, I forgot to tell you about it for … Continue reading

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Wheat Berry Corn and Zucchini Salad

This wheat berry, corn, and zucchini salad was born, like so many great things, of necessity. I was thinking about making a “zoodles” salad out of spiralized zucchini, corn, cheese, and cilantro. Then I got out my spiralizer attachment, which … Continue reading

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Zucchini Tart with Basil Ricotta Filling

Tarts with puff pastry are one of my favorite things to make. They look super impressive and are deceptively easy. I guess you could make your own puff pastry from scratch, but unless I’m making croissants or pain au chocolat, … Continue reading

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Watermelon, Cucumber, and Mint Salad

This is the most refreshing summer salad. I will not take any other nominations. The inspiration for this salad came to me partly due to the abundance of fresh mint in my garden, and partly because it’s so hot in … Continue reading

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