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Roasted Tomato, Basil and Chickpea Pasta Salad

Once upon a time, I used to wonder why farmers markets didn’t open earlier in the year. Here in Connecticut, many don’t open until late June (though there are a few that open earlier), which seemed cruelly late. Why should we have to wait so long to have access to fresh, local fruits and vegetables? …

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Roasted Red Pepper, Sunflower and Walnut Pesto

The kids and I have been establishing new routines this year. We’ve shed the lazy weekends that used to feel so empty and instead started packing Saturday and Sunday tight with grocery shopping at the good store, cooking, library time, church and family dinner with our extended family. Though I thought the structure of weekend …

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Smoked Cheddar and Blue Cheese Brisket Macaroni and Cheese

Last year, a restaurant dedicated solely to macaroni and cheese opened nearby. Shawn and I had heard about it months in advance and were so excited to try it. Once it opened, we were almost instantly there with the kids. The premise is genius — take a classic comfort food and make it a bunch …

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Sundried Tomato and Prosciutto Pasta

Pasta is tossed with sweetish sundried tomatoes, fragrant olive oil, salty prosciutto and a little spicy crushed red pepper and garlic. It’s a lovely combination of flavors. When my GPS system successfully directs me to a destination, it says, “You have arrived.” I love it. Beyond the words,  the way it says it is so …

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage Gnocchi

Pillow-y gnocchi. Sweet roasted butternut squash. A buttery creamy sage sauce. We’ve been eating variations of this dish for weeks now, but tonight … tonight it was beyond perfect. It was blissful. The thing that made all the difference? Adding a ladle-full of gnocchi water to the sauce, something that I discovered after reading Aviva …

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