Spaghetti Carbonara

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Its very rare that I crave something in the true sense of the word and I am almost never an emotional eater, but very rarely — usually when something is just “off” about my day and I’m not quite where I should be in my spirit—I develop an intense gut-wrenching need to have a bowl… 

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Penne alla Vodka

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“I’ve been gone for a minute, now I’m back with the jump off”  (If you dont know this lyric we can’t really be friends) Its been two weeks since I last posted a recipe and that’s just terrible! But I have a semi-good excuse — I’ve been absolutely swamped with work and life. This weekend… 

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Croissant Nutella Bread Pudding

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For my birthday brunch this year, one of the things that I made was croissant nutella bread pudding. I bought 70 croissants at Costco, spread them out all over my living room to get stale, and then my spirit animal/friend Julie spent 2 hours, at 3am tearing them into pieces and smearing each piece with a… 

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Mediterranean Lamb “Burgers” with Tzatziki Sauce

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Tzatziki sauce is seriously one of my favorite things in life. Not sauces… not condiments… things! Whats not to love about a refreshing mixture of cucumber, garlic and fresh herbs folded in to luscious Greek yogurt with a touch of olive oil thrown in for good measure? The best part about tzatziki is that its incredibly cheap and… 

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Creamy Peppadew Potato Salad

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A few weeks ago, while I was in Miami, my friend Marvin’s parents graciously took in a bunch of his friends for a lovely home-cooked, post-church lunch.  His mother, ever the consummate hostess, put out a huge spread that included an insanely delicious ham, the leftovers of which she packed up for me to take… 

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