January 2012

Linguine with Balsamic Tomatoes, Bacon and Manchego Cheese

January 20, 2012

This recipe was going to be so many different things.   A pasta salad.   A separate sauce.   President of the United States.   We had big, BIG dreams for this pasta. And although it clearly hasn’t usurped President Obama (and it’s probably better that way – I don’t talk politics, but I can’t […]

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Fresh Pineapple Crisp

January 19, 2012

Lately I’ve been buying a pineapple a week and eating it while standing up in the kitchen.  Most likely in one sitting (standing?).   Oh, and dreaming that I’m in Hawaii, far far away from the cold snow and blustery winds that Colorado has been cooking up for me lately. I’ve been dreaming of the […]

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Tiramisu Ricotta Cookies

January 18, 2012

Ohmigosh. I find myself dreaming of these cookies at the most inopportune times.  Like, you know, breakfast time or right before I need to take my blood glucose levels or when I wake up in the middle of the night because my pregnant bladder can’t take anymore.   And while we’re on that note, can […]

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The Nursery Saga

January 17, 2012

Man oh man.  In addition to the fact that the little dude (who had a MEAN case of the hiccups last night) doesn’t have a name yet, I have something to admit:  he does not yet have a nursery. Now, I’m a pretty realistic person.  He doesn’t HAVE to have a room.  He could sleep […]

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Blueberry Merinque Cookies

January 17, 2012

Have I mentioned that I miss coffee lately? I don’t think I have because I have a confession:  I, in a moment of weakness, purchased decaf coffee and have been making half-caf iced coffee ever since.   Sigh.  It doesn’t even feel good to admit that, but it’s true.  I just needed some coffee in […]

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Saucy Wings, Two Ways

January 16, 2012

Well guys, two of my football teams lost this weekend and I’m about to throw up my hands and give up on the Super Bowl. I mean really, the Saints and Packers couldn’t pull it off, and as much as I normally cheer for the underdogs I have “connections” to those other two teams and, […]

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Realizations

January 14, 2012

The other night I went to prenatal yoga, as I typically do in the middle of the week, and rolled out my mat.  I gathered the blocks, bolster, and strap that I normally need.  Drank some water, went to the bathroom, and settled in for class.  As I looked around I noticed that everyone there […]

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Blueberry Meyer Lemon Muffins

January 13, 2012

Mmmmmk. Meyer lemons.  I really hate to admit this but…I’m a little terrified of them.  Still.  Even after making a mind-blowing muffin with them, even after Nate ate every single one and talked about how delicious they were, even after….even after everything I’ve been through with them.   Have I mentioned I’m a little wary […]

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Dijon-Roasted Red Cabbage

January 12, 2012

Little-known fact:  I am COMPLETELY into cabbage. I never really loved coleslaw, although I do like the ones that are made with a more non-traditional vinaigrette (it’s the mayo thing – I don’t love it!).  But saute some cabbage in butter?  Yes please.  Corned beef and braised cabbage?  Gimme gimme gimme.  I even love it […]

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33 Weeks

January 11, 2012

Let’s start off with an apology:  I’m sorry for the blurry, horrible iPhone photo.  With my pregnancy brain and the lack of (taking) time to do nicer photos it’s just not happening, so iPhone it is!   I have to say, pregnancy lately has been fun, but I’m starting to get to the point where […]

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