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Farmstand Ravioli with Zucchini


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I love this time of year when my local farm stands are open on road sides around my little water-tower town. Little pop up markets here and there. I stop in as much as possible. A) I love supporting my local farmers when I can B) I know where the food comes from and that’s is going to be fresh and freshly picked. Plus ehem have you seen farmers lately? Not to mention they’re incredibly knowledgeable. Go ahead ask them about their food. They love it.

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Raisin and Nut Agrodolce

Raisin and Nut Agrodolce

Raisin and nut wha? Agrodolce. Agrodolce is Italian for sweet (dolce) and sour (agro). It happens to be one of my favorite combinations and is a lot like me depending on how my day is going. What don’t tell me you’re never moody? This sauce, and it’s actually more salsa or compote than sauce but let’s not split hairs I have enough of those, is something I could eat directly out the jar. But better not, it’s amazing topped on chicken, pork, lamb, OR even mixed into pasta. You know how much I like options.

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Drunken Pasta with Pancetta

Drunken Pasta with Pancetta

I know you’ve all heard of drunken pasta. Typically, it’s pasta that has been boiled in red wine. In theory it’s a good idea right, wine, pasta. Yes please. Well it’s yes until the plate arrives in front of you (at least for me). We eat with our eyes first, and red wine turns the pasta in this deathly looking greyish purple hue that’s completely unappetizing. Unless you use WHITE wine. Ding ding ding. Do you hear the bell going off in your head?

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Pear Prosciutto and Arugula Flatbread Pizza

Prosciutto Pear and Arugula Flatbread Pizza

I am a sucker for pizza. Thin crust please. I might be in the minority but thick crust or deep dish just isn’t for me. Thin it is and the crispier the better. Pizzas are fantastic because lets face it you can honestly top them with anything you like. Some combinations are way better than others. I’ve had a few oh yeah um moments. But luckily you can usually salvage that carb-y cheesy goodness by picking off whatever isn’t working for you and press on.

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Boozy Berry Granitas

Boozy Berry Granitas
Granitas are pretty much an adult version of a snow cone and what’s not to love about that. This version is made up of freshly pureed strawberries and my bubbly beverage of choice – Prosecco. Hence the name boozy berry granitas. I’m very smart like that. They’re perfect for a lazy afternoon on the deck under the umbrella shopping on Amazon (is that only me?). Or for a get together with the girls, or just because. Really you don’t need a special occasion. I am just a social butterfly and company is nice. Especially when they bring more Prosecco. Ehem.

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Bruschetta Chicken Skillet Pasta

20 Minute Bruschetta Chicken Skillet

Brushetta is one of my most favorite foods on the planet. It’s also one of the top 10 most mispronounced Italian words in my book. It is pronounced: brew-SKet-ta!  I’ve actually had waiters in restaurants argue with me over this. Argue. Don’t get me started on that. Sideeye. Brushetta is an appetizer (or anytime all time snack for me) that is made up of grilled bread, garlic, chopped fresh tomatoes, and basil. It’s one of the reasons I grow my own tomatoes and basil (I told you I’m obsessed with it). Those flavors are so perfect it’s easy to transform them into other dishes including this bruschetta chicken skillet. It takes 20 minutes to pull this together. Not kidding. It’s definitely a weeknight wonder.

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