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Roasted Asparagus Caprese Pasta Salad

A spring twist on a classic Italian salad: roasted asparagus meets Caprese salad and pasta. What I am craving this time of year: asparagus and rhubarb. Interesting fact: both of them are perennial vegetables meaning after being planted, they come back every year —>a rare thing here in North America. Side bar: it is slightly …

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Gnocchi with Spring Greens and Crimini Mushrooms

When I learned pasta was the theme for this month’s love bloghop, I had dozens upon dozens of recipes go through my mind. You see, pasta of any kind is a huge pantry staple here – I’m 1/4th Italian (which pretty much like being 100% Italian) and I was pratically weaned onto semolina flour. My …

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Healthy Green Bean Casserole – The Recipe ReDux

Fresh mushrooms pack a mushroomy punch without any artificial flavors. This white sauce takes only about 5 minutes and thickens beautifully to coat your fresh green beans. I knew it was the perfect occasion to pull out my most dog-eared and most-sticky-noted old cookbook…because this month’s theme for The Recipe ReDux is ‘Vintage Side Dishes.’ …

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