Category Archives: Italian Food

I didn’t go AWOL, I promise.

It’s been a couple of days. I just started work this week. Both jobs. (Yay fun!). In addition, I have been having back issues, which make standing and cooking craptastic. Enough whining now. To the meal. Tonight’s feast consisted of … Continue reading

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Lowered Expectations Pasta – It’s What’s For Dinner!

So I started out all ambitious. I nutribulleted some mushroom, minced 4 cloves of garlic, chopped up a shallot, a tablespoon of fresh oregano and thawed a cup of frozen spinach. Into a bowl they go with liberal salt and … Continue reading

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Confluent Kitchen: Thanksgiving Edition

Today is a day for giving thanks. What better way to do that than to consume copious amounts of food? I went a little bit non-traditional and made a duck. I hadn’t ever cooked a whole duck, so I figured.. … Continue reading

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Sun-dried Tomato Pasta

I know. I know. It’s been a while. I’ve been sick, and busy, and .. ok. so I’ve mostly just been lazy and not wanting to cook. This is typically a problem for me when I’m only cooking for me. … Continue reading

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Four Cheese Mushroom Lasagna

Last night I got home from work and decided only lasagna would do. I sliced up 2 large portabello caps, grated 1 clove of elephant garlic, and minced 1 shallot.  I combined 1 8 oz container of ricotta, 6 oz … Continue reading

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Tomato Basil Soup and Grilled Cheese: When Persistence, Perseverance, and Nagging Prevails.

Two nights ago I committed the ULTIMATE faux pas. I ate leftovers when I got home from work and had the majority of the meat. When Confluent Boyfriend came home, he went for the leftovers too. At that time he discovered … Continue reading

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Post Work Ambition: Why Fresh Pasta Just Won’t Happen

Tuesday was .. how you say.. a kick ass day?  I left work on time, feeling good. On the drive home, I started to ponder dinner. I thought to myself, “Self?? What would be a better way to wrap up … Continue reading

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Alfredo… You’re doing it wrong.

Last week a couple of co-workers were talking about food (so naturally my ears perked up) and how to construct a proper alfredo. It got me to thinking about alfredo, and how I used to think that I didn’t like … Continue reading

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100+ Degrees Outside = Lazy Food

Last night when I got home, it was hot as a little oven in my apartment. I was thinking about scrapping the whole ‘make dinner’ idea to grab some take out.. but ultimately my own laziness (and inability to change … Continue reading

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Portabello Mushroom Ravioli in a Smoked Gouda Cream Sauce

.. so about salad week.. what had happened was.. that the weather broke a little bit and also I got a new attachment for my kitchen aid mixer.. the pasta sheet maker!  As you may have remembered from previous posts.. … Continue reading

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