Corn Chowder and Dumplings

So when it was rainy and cloudy and I just wanted to eat soup, I was hesitant to try a corn soup.  I stay away from corn chowders, because I don’t need a bunch of potatoes.

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Broccoli Pesto Bake

Sometimes at the end of the week I’ll end up with really weird things left over. A tiny little bit of cheese, a handful of chopped onion, you know what I mean. Random odds and ends of food that didn’t get used up. Instead of tossing this all away there are two things I always make with these left overs: frittatas and pasta.

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Red Wine Tomato Sauce

Everyone needs a good tomato sauce recipe. This red wine tomato sauce one is my favorite since it can be used for anything from pastas to dips and even on pizza. I think pizza is probably my favorite application of tomato sauce….and cheese…and bread.

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Butternut Squash Lasagna

I first had butternut squash in the form of ravioli.  From there, I started trying butternut squash in different recipes (and believe me, I’ve tried a bunch of butternut squash recipes), but I always go back to my first love: pasta.

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Calzones

Calzone recipes are good for a lot of things (like filling hungry bellies), but they were especially handy last week. I was traveling for work for a few days.

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Tomato Gorgonzola Soup

Until recently, I didn’t really like soup.  Something about drinking food with chunks in it seemed really weird to me.  That was until I went to this small soup shop in Tacoma, Washington called Infinite Soups.  I had a tomato gorgonzola soup, and it was amazing.  

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Mac and Cheese

My boyfriend is away this week house sitting for some friends. Normally when he’s gone for an evening working at the hospital or out with friends, I like the time to catch up on my girly shows and eat whatever I want. But a whole week?! We’ve done long distance before (1 1/2 years total between study abroad and school schedules not matching up), but it’s never fun. When I was deciding what to make this week for dinner,

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Miso Soup

As you may have guessed, I’m REALLY picky.  I pretty much assume anything I don’t like must be gross.  Typically, I’m wrong.  The most egregious error I’ve made due to my pickiness was assuming that all soups were gross.

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