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Spaghetti with Spinach Pesto and Turkey Meatballs. Whew…that was a stressful weekend…who would have thought a simple update would turn into a nightmare.

Spaghetti with Spinach Pesto and Turkey Meatballs

Healthy Dinners in 40 Minutes or Less : Recipes and Cooking. Chicken and Tortellini Soup. Broccoli and White Cheddar Mac & Cheese « The Craving Chronicles. Mac & cheese.

Broccoli and White Cheddar Mac & Cheese « The Craving Chronicles

Oh how I love mac & cheese. It’s one of my favorite foods on the planet (besides chocolate). Lemon Spaghetti Recipe by Giada De Laurentiis. Better Than Takeout Orange Chicken. Yesterday as I stood in the kitchen trying to figure out what to make for dinner I wondered to myself, how do those people do it on those shows where they are given random ingredients and are suppose come up with something genius.

Better Than Takeout Orange Chicken

I think I stood there for a solid 20 minutes looking in the cupboards and staring into the freezer hoping that I would be struck by some ingenious idea. Then I saw the oranges, and it hit me “O-raang Shh-ikun”….that is orange chicken if you can’t understand the accent. Recipe: Spicy Oven Fries. Parmesan Roasted Potatoes. Ok fine.

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

I’m officially ready to make the transition to fall. And I thought, what better way to do it than with my all time favorite Parmesan Roasted Potatoes! These are like candy. 100% addictive. The Best Broccoli of Your Life. November 10, 2008 | By Adam Roberts | 370 Comments [Hi, I'm Adam Roberts, The Amateur Gourmet.

The Best Broccoli of Your Life

You're about to read the most popular post I've ever written in the ten year history of my blog. If you enjoy it, and want more posts like it, give me a follow on Twitter or Facebook. You won't regret it. OK, now for the best broccoli of your life.] Fried chicken. Last night was an absolute, spectacular dinner fail.

fried chicken

Andrew got the summer plague – the kind that makes you achy all over and forces you to want to sleep most of the day, or at the very least just convalesce on the couch. We were hoping to make dinner at home, but the kitchen sent us a blunt do-not-attempt message –eventually we got it. Pampered Chef Chicken Broccoli Wreath Recipe. Soup for Supper: 25 Nourishing, Delicious Soups. Buffalo Chicken Bites.

It’s football season and I’m ready for some party food!

Buffalo Chicken Bites

Let’s take a quick time out from baby food posts, shall we? We had friends over this week for Monday Night Football and I immediately knew I had to try these Buffalo Chicken Bites that I had bookmarked. I also knew that if they turned out as good as I thought after reading about them on Stephanie and Melissa’s blogs, then these were going to instantly become a favorite – or should I say a staple – for our football parties.

And wouldn’t you know, I was definitely right on this intuition. One of the best things about this appetizer, is you can prepare these in the morning and keep them in the fridge until ready to bake. Stephanie, from Macaroni and Cheesecake, was brilliant for baking them instead of frying, which is the method I went with since they still end up crispy. If you love the taste of buffalo sauce, I recommend adding more of the hot sauce to the recipe. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Homemade Crispy Potato Tots (Tater Tots)

Homemade Crispy Potato Tots (Tater Tots) I went to a Sonic Drive In for the first time a few weeks ago and was surprised to see that they served tater tots.

Homemade Crispy Potato Tots (Tater Tots)

Half-Assed Cooking: Wok-Free Chinese. It's not fast food.

Half-Assed Cooking: Wok-Free Chinese

It's not slow food. It's...half-fast food! Part of an occasional, sloth-driven series. Elephantine: the baked mac and cheese. My favorite thing to eat, hands down, is noodles.

elephantine: the baked mac and cheese

Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai... whatever way you make it, I like it. But mac and cheese is high up there on the list, especially baked mac and cheese. Is there anything more comforting? First things first: cook the pasta. Sweet Potato Risotto. So, last Monday, I promised to serve up some warm, scrumptious, holiday-worthy, meatless meals over the next few weeks – meals that would be right at home on a Thanksgiving table – and someone asked a very good question: Why can’t vegetarians just make a meal out of the sides? If this were the height of the summer, then a veggie plate would be a great option, but Thanksgiving sides are usually … not peak produce. They’re hefty. Starchy. Thanksgiving’s the one day when we all think it’s perfectly normal to have mashed potatoes, rolls, two kinds of sweet potato casserole, broccoli-rice casserole AND cornbread dressing in one meal. Have you ever OD’d on cornbread dressing?

Vegetarians definitely need their own Thanksgiving entree. Something like this Sweet Potato Risotto. A skillet full of sautéed sweet potatoes, onion and ginger mixed with soft Arborio rice, dry Riesling wine and a few big dollops of rich mascarpone cheese topped with toasted walnuts for a little crunch. P.S.