Southwestern Pinto and Roasted Vegetable Soup

When we moved into this house back in December, Mike bought a GIANT bag of pinto beans. Since I didn’t think I really liked pinto beans, I thought it would just be that thing that is still sitting there when it’s time to move out (whenever that may be), […]

Kale and Pinto Enchiladas

For me enchiladas fall into that starchy-cheesy category of food that is so basic and comforting I can’t help but eat far too much of it. (Lasagne and its cousins manicotti and stuffed shells are definitely in that category as well). But these enchiladas are a little different. They’re […]

Kimchi Fried Rice

A few years ago I bought a jar of kimchi and was seriously underwhelmed. I could not see how millions of people could possibly be so in love with spicy fermented cabbage. Was I missing something? I couldn’t even tell if it had gone bad or not, which is […]

Zucchini Spears with Roasted Tomato Sauce

I don’t want to be the bearer of bad news, but it’s coming sooner than you think. The end of summer. For some this is a melancholy time filled with mourning the loss of late sunsets and hot days, but for me the coming of fall has always been […]

Creamy Lemon Pasta with Vegetables

My husband is incredibly easy-going when it comes to my cooking. Usually when I ask what he wants for dinner, he says “whatever you want to make” and eats it without complaint (he’s a keeper). So when he offers suggestions, I listen. Last night his only request was for […]

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