Rapini Linguine with Cambozola and Walnuts

Rapini Linguine with Cambozola
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Bitter greens are among my favorite things to eat and cook with. They are versatile, toothsome, and bring contrast to every dish. When I was a child, it was quite the opposite. I suppose there’s nothing noteworthy about a kid turning their nose up at anything bitter. It’s part of biology after all. Our aversion to bitterness at a young age is an evolutionary feature; it supposedly keeps us from ingesting poisons. We are drawn to sweetness because it usually indicates a high-calorie count – something we need when growing. But we tend to get over this as we enter adolescence and that was certainly the case with me. I don’t precisely remember when rapini captured my attention but it has been my ride-or-die for at least a decade. And today’s Rapini Linguine is my love letter to the green. So let’s get romantic and make this beauty.

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Salisbury Meatball Orzo Skillet

Salisbury Meatball Orzo Skillet
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Spring may be on the horizon but it’s not quite on our doorstep. So I’m still in comfort mode. And today’s Salisbury Meatball Orzo Skillet is my current favorite cozy indulgence. This recipe borrows its flavors from the American diner and TV dinner classic- Salisbury Steak. A meal that has been beloved by many for over a hundred years. Today, we’re going to take the storied steak and turn it into meatballs, introduce it to orzo, and marry the two in the dish’s classic mushroom onion gravy. It may be a simple recipe but it is beyond satisfying, so let’s make it!

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Creamy Gorgonzola Gnocchi

Creamy Gorgonzola Gnocchi with Tarragon
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February is my least favorite month, so I am on a mission to pack it full of comfort food. It’s just the only way to make it bearable. Especially since we haven’t had a lot of snow this winter. So skiing, snowshoeing, and even snow angels have been off of the menu. Finding joy in winter has always been hard for me. But I have found that a pot or pan of something delicious simmering away on a cold day has never failed to make me smile. So today I bring you my most recent simmering something – this Creamy Gorgonzola Gnocchi. This dish features chubby gnocchi luxuriating in a silky gorgonzola cream sauce accented with tarragon and kissed with honey. This dish is one for the ages and it only takes 30 minutes to make, so let’s dive right in. 

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Creamy Lemon Dill Egg Noodles

Creamy Lemon Dill Egg Noodles with Toasted Breadcrumbs and Garlic Chips
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Some days you need a light lift, a gimme – a meal that you can make with half a brain and half an hour. And, in my experience, there is a disproportionate amount of those days in January. I find it so strange that we associate this month with fresh starts. It’s the darkest, coldest month of the year. Hibernation should reign supreme, not gym memberships and lofty career goals.  I will not be doing anything more than surviving and I invite you to join me. And today’s Creamy Lemon Dill Egg Noodles will help you do just that. This dead simple sharp and tangy pasta dish delivers carb-tastic bliss in 30 minutes flat. 

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