Sausage & Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

I was re-reading my last post where I was throwing a fit over not being able to go on a fabulous vacation, and to be honest I feel like a huge jerk.   Obviously the zika virus has larger implications than dashed vacation hopes for yuppies, and obviously the Country is in huge turmoil with […]

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Spicy Cranberry Chicken with Cilantro Cream

Zika is ruining my life!!!!! Just kidding, its not.  That’s probably an insensitive thing to say, since Zika is genuinely ruining some peoples lives.  But, it is creating some infuriating first-world problems for me.  The SOLE silver lining to a deployment is that when ya man gets back, you get to take a swanky vacation (well, this […]

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Savory Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese Tart

Here’s a secret that no one writing a food blog should ever admit: I’m paying someone to cook my meals. It’s true.  It’s the awful, embarrassing truth.  And to make matters much worse, not ONLY am I paying someone to cook my meals, but I pay them to DELIVER it, to my front door, three […]

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Cinnamon Spiced Apple Galette

It’s a miracle!  Three days and twelve loads later, all of my laundry is done! Somehow my mother must have sensed that in the hurry to pack Sean up and spend as much time together as possible before he left, I completely gave up on washing clothes.  She also knows that I tend to change outfits […]

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Shrimp, Mango & Avocado Salad

Well, it’s done.  I drove Sean to his squadron this morning, and hugged him for the last time until January.  Although this isn’t our first deployment, it’s the first since we’ve been married, and the first in a town that is 4 hours from my nearest family member.  I cried this morning, recovered and drove to […]

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Seared Lamb Chops with a Sweet Mint Puree

  Yesterday was a rough one.  I may or may not have been stuffing my face with cheese fries at an after-hours bar called “local union” surrounded by the weirdest mix of people I’ve ever encountered at 3am Saturday morning.  Needless to say, Sean and I did not feel so hot a few hours later.  I’ve probably slept […]

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