Hearty, Restorative Vegetable Soup with Ditali

Hearty, Restorative Vegetable Soup with Ditali

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Back when we first met, my husband said he didn’t like soup. I believe his exact words were, “…it tastes like someone took a perfectly good meal, and then threw hot water on it”.

Riiiiight.

Not to be deterred, I went from only making things like like my grandpa’s beef stew and spicy, meaty, three bean chili to lighter soups on occasion. What can I say, I like [proving him wrong] encouraging him to enjoy new things. Continue Reading →

Roasted Okra: Just 3 pantry staples turn fresh okra into a deliciously golden, nutty side dish or snack. This roasted okra recipe is simple, quick, and delicious.

Roasted Okra

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When I came across fresh okra at the Farmers Market last weekend, I just had to buy it. I’ve eaten okra before, but never cooked it. I’ve seen lots of okra disasters on TV cooking shows, where it turns into a slimy mess, so I did a little research online to see if I could find a method of cooking that would be less… gross. When I saw this super simple recipe for roasted okra, I knew this was the one for me to try out. Roasted vegetables are almost always a hit, so I felt pretty good about this one. Continue Reading →

Baked Beet Chips

Baked Beet Chips

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I love beet chips. They’re nice and sweet and crispy, and when baked, they’re pretty healthy, too. I remembered that I had a few beets buried in my fridge, and I thought that making chips would be the perfect way to use them up. Continue Reading →

Iron-Skillet Succotash

Supper Club: Iron-Skillet Succotash

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This month’s Supper Club theme was Southern, and I had a feeling it might be a heavy meal, so I set out to find a light(ish) recipe to contribute. I’ve never made succotash, and I got it in my head that I wanted to try it out. This recipe is really easy – it just takes a bit of time to chop all the veggies. Continue Reading →

DM Bloody Mary

DM Bloody Mary

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This Bloody Mary is the best ever! My husband makes amazing Bloody Marys, and they get even better when you include Chile-Infused Vodka from The Domestic Mixologist. This is nice, spicy way to start off your day. Continue Reading →

Lemon-Garlic White-Bean Dip

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I thought this dip looked like a good alternative to hummus. It was pretty good, but we thought it was a little too thick. Next time, I’d add more olive oil and maybe some other spices. Or I’ll just try another white bean dip recipe altogether. The lemon and parsley … Continue Reading →

Grilled, Marinated Zucchini Squash

Father’s Day: Grilled, Marinated Zucchini Squash

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We were at a birthday party a few weeks ago, and the birthday boy was working the grill. One of the dishes was something so easy and delicious that I just had to make it at home! His wife marinated sliced zucchini in Italian dressing and they grilled them a few hours later. They were so flavorful! So we bought a bottle on roasted garlic Italian dressing and poured it into a bag with sliced zucchini in the morning. Dino grilled them and they were scrumptious! Continue Reading →