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Whole Wheat Penne with Sausage and Broccoli

Whole Wheat Penne with Sausage and Broccoli

This Whole Wheat Penne with Sausage and Broccoli dish is everything you’re craving. It’s spicy, coated in a luscious lightened-up Parmesan sauce and balanced with the addition of the broccoli. This dish is based on a family favorite from a local Italian restaurant near my […]

Crispy Jalapeno Burgers

Crispy Jalapeno Burgers

Juicy. Spicy. Gooey. Crunchy. Saucy. Melty. Meet the Crispy Jalapeno Burger. I could keep going. You know those days when nothing else will do but a big, stacked burger?  This recipe is for one of those days when you just can’t anymore. It hits all the right notes. […]

Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps

I’m always in search of weeknight dinners that are fun, easy and pack a serious flavor punch. These Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps check off all the boxes. Weekdays are long and horrible enough as it is. If dinner’s not fun, easy and flavorful, why are […]

Creamy Tomato Pesto with Gnocchi

Creamy Tomato Pesto with Gnocchi

I’m a huge fan of pesto. There’s just something so satisfying about the herbacious flavor, the punch of garlic and the crunch of toasted nuts. And while my idea of pesto is usually a bright version of a classic Italian Pesto alla Genovese (like the […]

Classic Italian Greens and Beans (video)

Classic Italian Greens and Beans (video)

If you walk into my house around 7 pm on a Monday evening between the months of September and April, there’s a 50/50 chance that I’ll be making a batch of Greens and Beans. Here’s the deal: most Monday nights, the very last thing I […]

Quick Chicken Tortilla Soup

Quick Chicken Tortilla Soup

Soup is always a tricky subject in our house. I always have to pitch it carefully… I adore soup, in pretty much any variety, and Luke could live without it—unless of course it’s French Onion (I think that mostly has to do with cheesy toast […]