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Fettucini in Sausage Bolognese, And The Importance Of Being Both A Hungry Guest & A Good Host

Fettucini in Sausage Bolognese, And The Importance Of Being Both A Hungry Guest & A Good Host post image

We human beings are walking vessels of constant reception. We receive visuals of the extraordinary world around us with the wonderfully colorful eyes we've been given; we receive the various sounds of the spaces that surround us with the sometimes-funny-looking and shapely ears we have attached to the sides of our heads; we receive fragrantly sweet, fresh, pungent or even repelling scents with our uniquely sculpted noses, and we receive the sensation of the feel of our world through touch, with our skin. And of course, ... {more please!}

Hot & Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower And Spinach Dip, And Letting My Cravings Do The Cooking

Hot & Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower And Spinach Dip, And Letting My Cravings Do The Cooking post image

I had a couple of different recipe ideas to choose from this week, and ended up going back and forth several times as I tried to decide which one would win the coveted position for this particular recipe post. Well, as you can see, my snacking side got the better of me, as I've been desperately craving another hot and cheesy dip lately, one that I can slather all over some nice, rustic and spicy tortilla chips of some kind. This morning when I made my ... {more please!}

A Cozy Holiday: Buttery Winter Mash, A Smash For The Holiday Table

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One potato, two potato, three potato, four! Oh, alright. I'll stop my silliness this instant. And please forgive me in advance—I'm deliriously intoxicated by the wintery Holiday season, as it so beautifully ushers in so much wonderful, cozy food, that I can barely contain myself. But before I digress, let me get back to my original premise: the potato. Don't most of us have a love affair with potatoes? Let's be honest; of all the foods that people tend to be picky about, potatoes are generally ... {more please!}

A Cozy Thanksgiving: Autumn Lasagna, Familiar Yet Different

A Cozy Thanksgiving: Autumn Lasagna, Familiar Yet Different post image

Do you ever find yourself in a place where even though the people and the things around you and the activities that you’re doing day to day are completely familiar, life just somehow feels a little different? That when you think about it, you really can’t point to any obvious reason to feel more vulnerable or self-aware than usual, but still, you do? Do you ever feel like you’re seeing things differently than before, or perhaps digesting situations and reacting to them in a new way? ... {more please!}

Whole Wheat Penne, Wholly Healthy and Wholly Comforting

Whole Wheat Penne, Wholly Healthy and Wholly Comforting post image

The past couple of weeks have been filled with a whirlwind of activity. The anticipation of the arrival of my parents for a visit with us has been sweet, though touched with some stress due to my husband and I juggling our jobs, the preparations for their arrival, family time, and the blog. When I get a few too many things on my “to-do” list, I start to feel a little scatter-brained; I often liken myself to a computer with no storage space left, operating at ... {more please!}