Asian Cashew Zoodles

I found this recipe in the Whole30 cook book and then modified it to make it my own. If you’re not into zoodles, I still recommend making this sauce because it’s amazing. I may or may not have been eating it by the spoonful… I loved it so much that I made it again the […]

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Vodka Sauce

If you’re looking to sneak in one last bite of deliciousness before you start the New Year diet, try this creamy tomato sauce over pasta. And if any of you are as clueless as my husband then yes it’s true, vodka sauce is really made with real vodka! No wonder why the stuff is so good! […]

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Chicken Marsala

When wine is a main ingredient how can you not love the dish? I had plenty of mushrooms in the house so I tossed together an easy, old-school Italian dish, chicken Marsala. I served it over spaghetti and chased it down with a glass of wine… just in case there wasn’talready enough. 🙂 Ingredients: ½ […]

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Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

My heart was set on making stuffed shells, I bought all the ingredients and was ready to cook and then Erik shot me down. He reminded me of how terrible we’ve been eating and I couldn’t argue. So what’s the next best thing to pasta? A vegetable that tastes like pasta! And honestly it’s just […]

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Eggplant Caprese Stack

Happy Hump day! Did you know that Eggplant is considered a fruit? Interesting… huh? Eggplant Parmesan is a classic in the Carfagnini household (for those who don’t know me yet, Carfagnini was my last name up until a month ago when I got married). It has become my mom’s go-to dish and it deserves to […]

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Margherita Pizza

Is it delivery, no it’s Swinton Kitchen! Erik and I are planning our honeymoon to Italy and all of this Italian talk has got me day dreaming of authentic pizzas and homemade pastas. I picture myself walking the cobblestone streets of Sorrento, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea with a big slice of cheesy pizza in my […]

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Lemon Chicken Piccata

When life gives you lemons, make lemon chicken piccata! Beyoncé isn’t the only one that loves lemons around here, lemons are awesome and if you don’t love them you should start! Lemons are filled with amazing benefits, like vitamin C, they aid in digestion, they boost your mood, benefit your breathing and have powerful antibacterial […]

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Butternut Squash Risotto

It wasn’t too long ago that I’d walk right past the squash section at the grocery store. I was intimated by their weird shapes and hard skin. I definitely had no idea what one tasted like or what in the heck I’d ever use one for. That all changed when I had a bite of […]

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Vegetable Soup

As soon as our wedding was over, we really took indulging to a new level. Erik especially. The Monday after the wedding Erik ate two bagels loaded with butter, a chocolate donut, a large Oreo mint chocolate shake, chicken parmesan and a basket of bread finished with a handful of M&Ms. I know what you’re […]

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Root Beer Pulled Pork

Crockpot Sunday’s have become a ritual in our house during the fall and winter months. Slow cooking is genius, convenient for a busy day of errands and I can always guarantee the house smelling delicious. So now that it’s officially Fall I busted out the crockpot and got cooking. Ingredients: Boneless Pork Butt/Shoulder 1 Can […]

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