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Not Your Mom’s Roasted Veggies

August 28, 2022

My friend just popped over to pick something up, and she was like, “Are you just roasting vegetables in the middle of the day?” Well, yes, because what had happened was that I overbought vegetables. And then today I was like, if I don’t cook these, my veggie drawer is…

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French dip sandwiches

August 28, 2022

Got a bunch of folks to feed? This is one of my favorite recipes for a crowd: French dip sandwiches! Get out your handy dandy crock pot, drop in a huge chuck roast heavily salted and peppered, and… just dump a packet of McCormick’s pot roast seasoning right on in…

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French onion soup

August 28, 2022

There is not a single reason you should not make French onion soup tonight. It is the most delicious, delightful soup of all the soups. This is not a matter of opinion but fact. Come at me. Also, it’s the easiest thing. Heat a big soup pot over medium heat.…

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The perfect, incorruptible breakfast: Soft-Boiled Eggs on Hot-Buttered Toast

August 27, 2022

Dears, allow me to guide you toward the perfect, incorruptible breakfast. I am obviously a FANCY cook because I once went to Food Camp and made a sauce called espagnole, but it has 10 ingredients and requires a FINE MESH SIEVE and nothing that complicated should be a part of…

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Breakfast, um, casserole? Or maybe frittata.

August 27, 2022

Hypothetically, let’s say your teenagers have a rolling start to the morning anywhere between 8:30 a.m. and… I want to say… 12:45 p.m., and you want to put some breakfast on the counter that can go the distance, because we are not short-order cooks for ne’er-do-wells who start their day…

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Roast Chicken

August 27, 2022

I am going to save dinner when your kids are melting down and you don’t have time for tomfoolery. Author’s note: Kids on Fridays are like miniature psychotics. With no shame, they will pitch a blazing fit over the “bossy way” you asked about their day. Do not fall for…

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Killer Hot Garlic Wings

August 26, 2022

No matter what team you cheer for, these killer hot garlic wings are a touchdown. Trust me on this — and make them stat. 3 lbs chicken wings 4 T melted butter Salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne, paprika (however much idk) 2 T high temp oil (canola, grapeseed, whatev) 2-3…

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Barbecue Braised Beans and Chicken

August 26, 2022

I made up a recipe for Barbecue Braised Beans and Chicken because the big kids were coming for dinner and when Sydney is here, bacon and delicious pork things are forbidden. I forgot to take a photo, so this is all I have to show for it. So please enjoy…

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Down and Dirty Fried Rice

August 26, 2022

I make a down and dirty fried rice at least three nights a week, and I’ll put *literally* anything in my veggie drawer in it. The last handful of spinach? Sure. Half a leftover onion, red pepper, and poblano? In you go. Tupperware of leftover corn off the cob from…

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Whole30: A Lazy Girl’s Tale

May 4, 2017

Once upon a time, a girl ate whatever she wanted and quit exercising and treated her body like a dumpster fire and then she couldn’t fit into any of her pants. The chubby girl cried. Also all her joints cried. The end. I can’t possibly imagine what is wrong with…

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