noodles, rice and grains

Garlic and Herb Gnocchi Salad and Better Blog Retreat 2014

by heidi November 6, 2014
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A few weeks ago I gathered with a group of blogging friends for a weekend at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, UT. The purpose? To kick off our shoes and cozy up on the couches to learn from one another in an easy and relaxed setting. It’s the best […]

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Easy Lemon Orzo Faux Risotto

by heidi October 28, 2014
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Say it ain’t faux! Yes it is! Faux ri-soh-tto to be exact. I’m a big believer in real stuff. Real butter. Check. Real friends. They’re the only kind. Real flowers instead of fake? Always. So why go faux with risotto? 1.  In my humble cooking opinion, using orzo makes this recipe […]

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Sweet Corn, Gouda and Farro Risotto Plus 15 More Farro Recipes You’ll Love Forever

by heidi October 16, 2014
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Move over quinoa, there’s a new grain in town. Well, now, wait a minute. Farro is far from new with its roots running deep, deep, deep (pun intended) and this ancient grain is making major waves in the foodie scene. The 90′s were all about couscous (which I still adore), […]

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Crushing on Jessica Merchant of How Sweet It Is, an Obsessed With Cheese Mac and Cheese Recipe, Plus a Giveaway

by heidi October 15, 2014
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One of my favorite quotes from Jessica’s cookbook refers to her cooking philosophy. “There is no exact science as to how I began cooking my own recipes—but that’s just it: I started,” she says. ” If you want to learn how to cook and how to put your own spins […]

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Easy Tomato Pasta Sauce Recipe

by heidi September 4, 2014
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If you’re like me, cooking is simply part of life’s continuing education. Just when I think, “I’ve got this down pat,” or “There’s no possible way this could taste any better,” I get schooled once again. Take for example the basic, elemental pasta sauce. The one that is so simple […]

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