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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 Pasta: Lasagna “Wrap Ups”, Perfectly Well-Wrapped Little Packages Of Deliciousness

A Cozy Pasta: Lasagna “Wrap Ups”, Perfectly Well-Wrapped Little Packages Of Deliciousness post image

I really admire a beautifully and elegantly wrapped package. Perhaps it's because I, myself, am absolutely abysmal at wrapping, and couldn't wrap my way around a paper box to save my life. Things start out well enough, but as the wrapping progresses—yikes! Crooked creases here, little tears there, tape plastered everywhere to hold it all together...argh! Oh…OK, it's not THAT bad. I have gotten better over the years. Now I try to just take my time, making the creases as even as possible, carefully folding the ... {more please!}

A Cozy Thanksgiving: Autumn Lasagna, Familiar Yet Different

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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!}

Honey-Dijon Glazed Chicken During Leaps Of Faith

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There are windows of time in life when taking a leap of faith is required, when taking a running jump off of the edge into the water below is necessary, in order to make way for positive, new opportunities. However, if one stands too long at the edge peering down, wonderments and doubts begin to flood the imaginative mind and then those pesky little butterflies start to flutter around in the stomach, frantically looking for what seems like an escape. That can be paralyzing—yikes! Taking a ... {more please!}

The Layers of Six-Cheese Lasagna Like The Layers Of Life

The Layers of Six-Cheese Lasagna Like The Layers Of Life post image

Part of the pleasure for me of tucking into a lovely, hearty, saucy lasagna is the surprise of what I’ll find inside. The hot layers hold within them all sorts of delicious little morsels that entice me bite after bite—the al dente noodles, the savory, robust sauce, the little bits of vegetables and meats, the fresh herbs and the bubbly, melted cheeses—playfully keeping me guessing what my next delightful bite will contain. Each layer is there to be filled and built upon, to be a support ... {more please!}