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Archive for February, 2011

I love love. And showing my love for those I love…friends, family, and (of course) my hubby. One way I show my love is through food. Especially heart shaped food! The February 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Living showcased many Valentine’s recipes in cute heart shapes.

I always make my hubby something special for Valentine’s Day involving hearts from cookies to french toast to eggs. This year I saw the heart shaped ravioli and couldn’t resist! The use of wonton wrappers makes the process easier and provides a very delicate shell for the fresh crabmeat that is highlighted by the lemon and butter.

Make this or your favorite recipe for those in your life that you love- and make it heart shaped -no matter the time of year!


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Pierogi

What could be better than pasta and potatoes? Pasta with a potato filling! Pierogi are actually a central and eastern European recipe and can be filled with a variety of fillings including potatoes, sauerkraut, meat, or even fruit. Martha Stewart featured these in her magazine years ago and I tore out the recipe to file in my recipe binder for future use. I apologize that I did not tear out a page with the month and year so I do not know exactly which magazine these were featured.

The hubby and I enjoyed these with a side salad for a nice dinner. The caramelized onions added great flavor and we had enough left over to freeze and reheat for another meal during a busy week.

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Happy World Nutella Day! This day celebrates one of the best ingredients available- Nutella- and encourages bloggers across the world to use Nutella and then blog about their recipe.

I was a little premature a few days ago when I used Nutella in my homemade poptarts. But I am always up for trying new recipes- especially when they contain Nutella- and especially when I get to clean the spoon!

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Homemade Poptarts

I saw these on Smitten Kitchen’s blog last spring and bookmarked the recipe for the perfect day. Today was that day. The hubby and I worked from home after getting 17 inches of snow and a lot of wind causing a 4 foot drift in front of our house! After a few hours of shoveling out the driveway these warm and gooey poptarts were the perfect treat. Plus- shoveling burns a lot of calories? Right?

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In case you didn’t know there is a blizzard in Illinois. I am not exaggerating. We are under a blizzard warning and the wind blowing the snow around is pretty crazy right now. Here is a photo just from the beginning of the storm when I got home from work this afternoon.

Luckily my office is closed tomorrow and I have a stocked kitchen with some time to cook!

What is better on a cold, snowy day than a warm, juicy burger? This burger leaves little guilt with ground turkey and tons of veggies. When paired with pretzel rolls and mustard it is just over the top! Enjoy this burger while staying in and dreaming of spring.

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