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Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tacos
Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tacos

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Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich
Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich

If you know me you know I am a sucker for avocado and chipotle. I used a rotisserie chicken so it's super easy to make.

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I'm a big fan of savory muffins. These are pretty much mini omelettes in a cup. They are perfect for weekend brunch, and even better to make ahead for the week and then pop them in the microwave.

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Entries in Pasta (28)


Roasted Garlic and Sriracha Mac & Cheese

Roasted Garlic & Sriracha Mac & Cheese

I wanted to get you guys ready for your Fourth of July BBQ's with some Mac & Cheese. And apparently this Mac & Cheese to prep you for July 4th is becoming an annual event, last year I tee'd you up with Serrano Spinach Mac & Cheese.

I loved this roasted garlic and sriracha version, those are two things that are almost as dear to my heart as macaroni and cheese!

I hope everyone has a fun time celebrating 'Merica!

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Hazelnut Pesto Pasta with Salmon

Hazelnut Pesto Pasta with Salmon

Today I had one of those evenings that really emphasized why I love Summer in Seattle. I came home from work, stopped at the grocery store, went for a a run where I caught glimpses of the Olympic Mountains over the Puget Sound, had a glass of wine, made dinner and it was still daylight out! 

Something else to love about Summer is that it's Copper River Salmon season and thanks to the folks over at Copper River Wild I have salmon coming out of my ears these days. And you know how we love salmon at our house! 

We also love pasta, especially this Hazelnut Pesto Pasta. Not only was it absolutely delicious, but you can't beat how pretty and colorful it is!

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Salmon and Asparagus Orzo

Salmon & Asparagus Orzo 2

Spring is here, which means Asparagus is running rampant at the farmers market! And the salmon...we just eat a whole lot of that around here. Combine both of those with orzo and a light creamy sauce and we're in business!

The creamy sauce added the deliciousness that creamy sauce always does, but was also light enough to be refreshing for spring. In an effort to reduce carbs, I had a pretty high ratio of fish and veggies to pasta. 

Mr. KMW gave this a 10 out of 10 and is looking forward to this spring pasta being added to our dinner rotation! 

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Spicy Pork Ragu

Pork Ragu

If you're looking for some comfort food, this Spicy Pork Ragu will hit the spot.

The meat cooks low and slow, it is filled with flavor and in the end there is a lot of food. This fed the two of us for 3 dinners and we were still able to stow some away in the freezer for a rainy day. And let me tell you, I CANNOT wait for the rainy day we pull some ragu out of the freezer.

If you have the time to be at home to cook the meat for several hours, this would be excellent for company. That is, if you like your friends, and want them to come back for dinner again, because after this meal....they will be back! Don't hesitate

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Gnocchi with Butternut Squash & Collard Greens

Gnocchi with Butternut Squash & Collard Greens

Butternut Squash and Collard Greens were in our CSA delivery a couple of weeks ago. I know, we're becoming sooooo Seattle, we belong to a CSA and as you can tell by the picture, Mr. KMW is always in plaid flannel these days.

In addition to those veggies, I also had some gnocchi on hand and this happened. This was really good, delicious flavors and I don't feel as guilty eating pasta when it is loaded with veggies. I hope I have some gnocchi fans out there, because this is a recipe you'll want to try. And if you are a gnocchi fan, you'll also want to check out my Shrimp & Sausage Gnocchi with Asparagus.

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 butternut squash, peeled and cubed
1/2 small onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 small bunch collard greens
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 package of gnocchi, approx. 10 oz.

Heat olive oil over medium to medium high heat in large stovetop pan.

Add butternut squash, onion and garlic, and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring around occasionally. Adding collard greens about 6 to 8 minutes in.

Meanwhile cook gnocchi according to package directions.

Mash squash in pan with potato masher (if it's not easy to mash, cook it a little longer). Stir in milk, parmesan and thyme. Taste to see if more seasoning is needed and adjust accordingly.

Stir gnocchi into squash and collard greens mixture.  Serve and enjoy! 

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