Author Archives: i♥cm

Cucumber Salad with Chickpeas and Peppers

Here’s a quick and easy dish, inspired by my moms cucumber salad. This was a summer staple in my house growing up. It was such a simple salad—cucumbers very thinly sliced, combined with a bit of red onion, white vinegar … Continue reading

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Ragu Bolognese with Pappardelle

I can’t believe it’s already August! July was packed with so many events that I took the entire month off from blogging (not from cooking though). I still haven’t finished the wedding thank you’s, and there is still plenty of … Continue reading

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Mushroom, Leek and Herb Risotto

I’ve been feeling under the weather lately. I left work early on Friday to sleep all night and empty an entire box of tissues while popping decongestants like candy—not a fun way to spend the weekend. I’m feeling much better … Continue reading

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Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Oh seafood, it’s one of my favorites. One of the reasons I love it so is because it’s usually super fast to cook, and can be pretty effortless to prepare. I stock bags of frozen shrimp in my fridge for … Continue reading

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Cheesy Potato and Sausage Breakfast Casserole

It seems that everyone really enjoyed my last post. The amount of interest and pinning of my Blueberry Velvet cake has been overwhelming and exciting! I think it’s safe to say that we all love our dessert. Now let’s move … Continue reading

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Blueberry Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Why hello!! It’s been too long. I must admit, I’ve had plenty of distractions lately—all of which have kept me from posting. Most of them revolve around me sitting on my you know what, with my eyes peeled to the … Continue reading

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Garlic Hasselback Potatoes

Well, it’s been a long week. I’m excited for the long weekend!!! Why has it been such a busy week? Well my day job is busy as usual, and cooking for the husband and the 2 cats (well I don’t … Continue reading

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Swordfish with Salmoriglio Sauce

So it’s that time of the year again…spring is here, and summer is right around the corner. It’s the time when we start to pull out the summery clothes only to discover we don’t fit into them anymore, or that … Continue reading

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Key Lime Pie

So a coworker of mine was taking a trip to Florida. Not sure how it came up, but she was telling me how much she loved key lime pie. I told her that my old college roommate loved it too, … Continue reading

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Beef Tinga Burritos

We all know that Cinco de Mayo is only a few days away, and that makes me very happy! No, I’m not Mexican, but Mexican food, margaritas and sangria are just a few of my favorite things to enjoy. Well … Continue reading

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