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Slow Cooker Spring Vegetable Minestrone

Now that the weather is getting warmer and the days longer, getting around to making dinner is getting tougher and tougher. The pull to stay outside, to be out and about is just so strong. So I have been making a lot of dinners that can either be cooked very quickly, 5-20 minutes, on the…

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Carrot Greens Pesto (or ways to reduce food waste)

I come from a long line of food-shouldn’t-be-wasted-ers.  While I wasn’t raised in a “clean plate club” household (thank goodness!), my family, and especially my mom, made sure that whatever was left was eaten as leftovers or used in another meal later in the week. The little bits of meat ended up in a pot…

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Baked Pasta and Multitasking in the Kitchen: Making Time Count

Whenever I am in the kitchen to make a big meal, like I often am on Sunday afternoons, I like to try to make that time really count. This often means that while I am cooking one big dish, I also take on some simple side dishes or meal prep that will help me save…