noodles, rice and grains

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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Stovetop Pesto Macaroni and Cheese with Corn and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

by heidi July 14, 2014
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This week I’ve been visiting my old hood in Venice, California, where the air has been clear (surprise, no smog at the beach folks!), the sand and surf has beckoned every. single. day. and I’ve woken up each morning to the kiss of the ocean breeze coming my bedroom’s french […]

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Fresh Tomato and Ricotta Whole Wheat Pasta and a Giveaway

by heidi May 21, 2014
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I’m facing a seriously critical conundrum. One that will impact the entirety of my upcoming summer. And I’m not sure what to do. Do I plant tomatoes or bag it? To some of you this may seem like the most unsubstantial predicament to be in. You probably thinking, Heidi, it’s […]

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