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Weekend Edition: End of Summer Veggie Casserole and Pizza

25 Sep

It’s been a crazy weekend.  Class all day on Saturday followed by studying and more studying but that didn’t keep me from squeezing in a little kitchen time.

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Grilled Eggplant Rolatini and Apple Crisp

7 Sep

Fall is here!!!

I love fall.  It is probably my favorite season.  And, I have a confession to make.   I didn’t grill out for Labor Day.  I know it is the thing to do on the last hoorah of summer but I’m kind of over it and with the cooler temps and fall in the air I wanted comfort food!

Grilled Eggplant Rolatini

Brush1/2 inch slices of eggplant with EVOO, grill each side for 3 minutes.


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31 Jul

I’ve made ratatouille before but I wanted to make a version that looked like the ratatouille from one of my favorite Pixar films of the same name.  I got a lot of good tips on how to do this from Smitten Kitchen.  First, I thinly sliced an eggplant, two tomatoes, a zucchini, and a red pepper.  You can use whatever you have around, summer squash, etc..

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Barley and Roasted Tomato Risotto

28 Jul

I was excited when I came across this recipe over at the Mayo Clinic website because it meets all of my criteria- It is healthy, inexpensive, and it doesn’t require the oven.  Also, it is a great way to use up a bunch of garden tomatoes.  I have yet to experience garden fresh tomato burn out but I hear it happens.

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Stuffed Peppers!

26 Jul

Tis the season for giant, delicious peppers that are perfect for stuffin’

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Fish Tacos with Chili Cream Sauce and it’s AGIHK’s (belated) 1st Birthday!

25 Jul

This summer has been a whirlwind of activity and in all the hub hub I totally missed the blog’s 1st birthday! Yes, it has been a year since I started the blog!  My first post was on July 11, 2010.  The food?  Fish Tacos.  So in honor of that post, I made another batch of summer tacos enjoyed with a lovely and refreshing French Rose.

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Homemade Veggie Burgers with Whole Wheat Pasta Salad

11 Jul

On Sunday morning hubby and I took a walk into downtown Evanston to grab some coffee and a bite and while walking past the purple line hubby said ‘hey, do you want to get on and head downtown?’  It sounded like a lot of fun so we hopped on and the next thing we knew, we were at the Field Museum to check out the Horse and Whale exhibits.

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