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Easy Ragu Sauce

Easy Italian Ragu Sauce

I love a good meat sauce. What’s not to love, it’s hearty stick to your ribs kinda food. Sometimes though I don’t have the time that my beloved BOLOGNESE sauce takes to make. No fear our easy Italian Ragu Sauce comes to the rescue. It takes about 1/4 of the time that our Bolognese sauce takes to make and tastes out of this world. It starts with Johnsonville’s sweet Italian ground sausage, which has a lot of flavor packed right in there. What does that mean besides it tastes amazing? That means there’s less spices we have to the pot. Win. Win.

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Mushroom and Leek Spaghetti Carbonara

Mushroom and Leek Spaghetti Carbonara
If you’ve known me for any length of time you KNOW that Spaghetti alla Carbonara is my hands down all time favorite meal. It’s the meal I would eat ALL. DAY. EVERY. DAY. That’s if I had a super ramped up metabolism and/or didn’t gain any weight no matter what I shoveled into my mouth. I of course am not blessed with that metabolism. Nope, and if you are one of those VERY lucky people, please don’t tell me. That wouldn’t make me like you very much and I really want to like you.

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Spaghetti with Sweet Potato and Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti with Sweet Potato and Tomato Sauce

Sweet potatoes aren’t just for baking.  Nope, apparently they make a creamy dreamy addition to tomato sauce. Who knew? Apparently Food and Wine. That’s who. I wouldn’t have believed it if I didn’t try it myself so I understand if you’ve got an arched brow at the moment. I saw this recipe online and had that same reaction. Curiosity got the best of me, that happens a lot. So yep I gave it a go and I’m happy I did. I love making sauces with CARROTS and other vegetables so this being scrumptious shouldn’t have surprised me.

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Dark Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream

Dark Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream
Why yes it’s snowing outside (in our neck of the woods and probably in a lot of yours) and we’re making homemade ice cream. It makes perfect sense yeah? At least in our heads. In all honesty we eat ice cream year round. No matter if I have to sit in front of the fire place to warm up or jump in a hot bath afterwards. I’m nothing if not dedicated. I’m also dedicated to good chocolate and COFFEE so this ice cream pairing was bound to happen. I can’t believe I didn’t make it happen before now. What was I thinking? I’m glad I went ahead and rectified that.

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Spaghetti with Spicy Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

Spaghetti with Spicy Shaved Brussels Sprouts Bacon makes everything better. It’s true. At least in my world. Pairing bacon with Brussels Sprouts and pasta well that was inevitable in my house. Sadly, Brussels Sprouts tend to get a bad wrap. If I was a betting girl, I’d bet that those people planted firmly in the dislike camp were served Brussels sprouts at one point in their life that were boiled to a soggy sphere state. Which is GROSS. I’ve had them that way (thanks Mom) and until I started roasting and sauteing them I was also stubbornly planted in the dislike camp. I’ve since proudly defected and am in the bring on the Brussels camp. Roasting and sauteing is the way to go.  Adding all that to pasta and give it a zip of zest and a sprinkling of spice well it’s just really really nice.

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Flourless Chocolate Cake with Boozy Berry Sauce

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Boozy Berry SauceIf you’re gluten free you’re probably familiar with flour-less cakes and can sing their praises with the dessert choir. If you’re not familiar with gluten free desserts this might be new to you. You may even have your eyebrow raised and be thinking how can you make a cake without flour? You can, you really really can. Once you have a bite of one you’ll be singing the praises along with the rest of the choir. Flour-less is fantastic. Not convinced? How about if I told you the cake portion only takes 4 ingredients? 4 ingredients that are staples in most kitchens. You probably have everything you need.

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