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BRAVO! Cucina Italiana–Ann Arbor

BRAVO! Cucina Italiana–Ann Arbor

In December 2014, just a few weeks ago, BRAVO! Cucina Italiana opened their 48th restaurant, located at Briarwood Mall in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Having not even heard of this relatively small chain previously, my interest was piqued when I was invited in for lunch last month, and I gladly accepted the invitation. BRAVO! Cucina Italiana … Continue reading

Sausage and Kale Sauté with Polenta // Cooking Light

Sausage and Kale Sauté with Polenta // Cooking Light

Polenta + sausage + tomatoes are a mighty fine trio. I’ve paired these three ingredients together successfully many times in the past, with delicious results: Polenta Rounds with Sausage Ragu Sausage Ragu over Creamy Polenta While those two recipes have become staples in my kitchen over the past couple of years (especially the Polenta Rounds … Continue reading

Italian Sausage Hoagies

Italian Sausage Hoagies

Today I have a super easy weeknight dinner recipe from Cooking Light to share with you. I say “weeknight dinner” because that is when I made this recipe (twice), but you could also eat it for a weekend lunch if you want. Or a midnight snack. I won’t judge. First, crumble and brown a 1/2 … Continue reading

Sausage Ragù over Creamy Polenta

Sausage Ragù over Creamy Polenta

It’s no secret I love a quick, homemade meal on a weeknight. Don’t we all? Here’s another to add to my stash. And possibly to your stash, as well. I recommend it. Hot Italian Turkey Sausage has to be one one of my favorite ingredients! It is healthy, lean, and super flavorful! Super quick and … Continue reading

Potluck–Antipasto Skewers

Potluck–Antipasto Skewers

This week, on Thursday, was our work lobby-wide potluck. We had quite the spread. Our director brought an entire smoked Cajun turkey (best thing at the potluck!) AND a ham! I made Antipasto Skewers, inspired by a Pinterest find. Some were impressed by my offering. But honestly, I just put store-bought shit on a stick. … Continue reading

Sausage Lasagna

Sausage Lasagna

Making homemade lasagna is a big commitment. Prior to this Saturday, it had been about six months since I last did so, having made Butternut Squash Lasagna last February. This time, I made Sausage Lasagna, using a recipe from the Food Network, which was even better. First, each of layering elements must be prepared. I … Continue reading

Italian Chopped Salad

Italian Chopped Salad

I love salads, but I especially love salads in the summer. A big hearty salad makes a great dinner. With inspiration from this recipe for “Super Italian Chopped Salad,” I made just that – a big hearty salad – for dinner on Thursday night. In the mix: romaine green pepper kalamata olives pepper jack cheese … Continue reading

Butternut Squash Lasagna

Butternut Squash Lasagna

This past weekend I finally made one of the recipes I found in Cooking Light and have had bookmarked for months – Butternut Squash Lasagna! It also ended up being one of the more time-consuming recipes I’ve ever made. Luckily most of the steps were pretty fun. One of my favorite ways to spend a … Continue reading

Pepperoni Pizza Pasta + What I’ve Been Up To

Pepperoni Pizza Pasta + What I’ve Been Up To

This week I made a nice meaty dish to welcome the huz back from Baltimore with: Pepperoni Pizza Pasta. I used half whole wheat rotini pasta and half regular, since I can’t tolerate large servings of the whole wheat pasta! Pepperoni goodness! Mmm!! How adorbs are these mini pepperonis?? So what else have I been … Continue reading

Skillet Lasagna

Skillet Lasagna

I love lasagna. I don’t love making lasagna. It takes forever! I do appreciate the process though. Lasagna remind me of my dad. Growing up my mom did the majority of the cooking, but there were certain things that were made only by my dad – and once in a while, lasagna was one of … Continue reading