Browned Butter Shrimp Scampi

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  It's been a busy week. I've been working on my homework for my PHP class every night. There's three chapters for this homework assignment and all of the assignments take about 4 hours to do from each chapter. Its a lot of coding, but I've been learning a lot! On Wednesday night, was our anniversary dinner(been married for 3 years now). We went to Cork and Clever. It's this fancy pants restaurant in Fargo. Ben had steak and I had shrimp scampi.  Our meals came with 2 sides. I got a baked p … [Read more...]

Pasta with Pecorino and Pepper – Ina Garten

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This dish looks like Christmas to me! It must be the red tomatoes, parsley, and green plate from Pier 1 that I just purchased recently. This wasn't on purpose either. I really wanted to use that plate in a new pic.  If you haven't noticed recently, there's been a lot of blue napkins and dishes in my pictures, which needed to change. Not that my friend  Heidi wouldn't mind seeing that all the time. ;) Speaking of Christmas. Does anyone else get annoyed how some of the stores put out Christmas d … [Read more...]

Taco Shells and Cheese

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I couldn't decide what I wanted for dinner tonight. I have been wanting to try that new pretzel crust pizza from Little Ceasars. Have you tried that yet? The crust is made out of pretzel dough, and then there is a layer of cheese sauce spread on the bottom of the pizza. Pretzels are my favorite mall food to get at the store, and now we can have them for dinner! Awesome. That is a pretty big dinner to eat for just one person, and since my husband can't eat dairy at all, it would be just myself … [Read more...]

One Pot Enchilada Pasta

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I wasn't planning on posting this recipe, originally. I made this about 2 weeks ago and the pictures had been sitting on my computer waiting for them to be used. One pot recipes seem to be all the jibber jabber these days, and I can see why! I love one pot meals. It's like making hamburger helper! You can pick and choose the type of meat and sauces to change them up.  Make it Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Chinese, etc. Use different types of grains, noodles, and rice. The sky is the limit. … [Read more...]

Mexican Macaroni Salad

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  Mexican Macaroni Salad from Ree Drummond is going to be your next favorite pasta salad. This salad is packed full of black beans, tomatoes, corn, salsa, and cumin.  Add in whatever favorite Mexican toppings you like to this salad!     Did anyone follow the Next Food Network Star this season? I'm seriously ticked off about the winner this time. I never liked Lenny from the beginning, him and the Butcher Babe.  The first time I saw him, I thought, who is this annoying looking cowboy d … [Read more...]

Ramen Noodles with Spicy Korean Chili Dressing

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If I was at Hu Hot Mongolian Grill, and had to rate this by flames on a hot scale, this would definitely be a 5 out of 5. These noodles were HOT, HOT, HOT.  But super good. My mouth was burning for a good 3 minutes and I'll probably end up with heart burn tonight.  I'm going to add some more honey and soy sauce the next time I make these and maybe some vegetables and protein. If you've never been to Hu Hot Mongolian Grill before, it's this Asian noodle restaurant where you get to pick what t … [Read more...]

Caprese Pasta Salad

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  Caprese Pasta Salad is full of juicy and colorful heirloom tomatoes, Bocconcini mozzarella balls , and freshly hand picked basil. Use your favorite type of noodles for the pasta to make this a fun Summer time salad. Went to the farmer's market on Saturday morning before my gym class and picked up these beautiful heirloom tomatoes. I also got some golden potatoes and made a hash with them which I should have taken a pic of but never did. That was delicious. Maybe next … [Read more...]

Mexican Stuffed Shells

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Just look at all that cheesy taco-y goodness in a jumbo pasta shell!. Mexican stuffed shells are going to be your favorite dish to make for Taco night! I was very tired today and really wanted to come home and take a nap. Instead, I ended up cooking and made three things. A frozen key lime pie, banana bread muffins, and this dish for Mexican stuffed shells. I am home alone this weekend and decided to make these Mexican stuffed shells since there was cheese on top and cream cheese in the … [Read more...]