Creamed Spinach with Bacon

November 14, 2011
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Spinach doesn’t need cream or bacon to make it a good side dish. It’s fine on its own, simply steamed or sauteed with a little lemon. That’s how I typically make it. But… If you do happen to mix cream and bacon in with spinach – and maybe some aromatic onions and garlic too for […]

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Sausage & Spinach Stuffed Shells

April 6, 2011
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The panicked look on my face probably startled my husband into thinking something dire had taken place. “Where’s the ricotta???” Truthfully, for the first few seconds after I realized the stuffed shells recipe I was following seemed to have omitted the ricotta…well, I did have a minor momentary freakout. It shouldn’t have been a real […]

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Spinach-Pesto Lasagna

July 8, 2010
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Baked pasta – seriously?? I know that for a lot of folks the weather this week has been an absolute scorcher. But here in San Diego, we’ve kind of been experiencing the opposite (but not at all severe) phenomenon…it’s actually been a bit cold and blustery. In fact, I nearly turned the car around as […]

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Spinach Pear Salad

October 14, 2009
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  As enamored as I become with apples at this time of year, I sometimes forget another favorite sweet treat in season: pears. The ones I love the best come from Harry & David, but until corporate holiday gift season rolls around I’m happy with the pears that are just starting to show up at […]

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Spinach-Bacon Macaroni & Cheese

April 1, 2009
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Rich, golden spinach-bacon macaroni and cheese is kind of like having a little angel and a little devil on each shoulder. It’s decadent for sure, but the spinach relieves just a touch of the guilt. This was a rather simple recipe, from the back of a pouch of Kraft cheddar cheese, but the flavors were […]

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