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Rules of the Kitchen

If I am anything, it is a rule follower. When I was younger my parents once brought snacks into the movie theater and I worried the entire time we would get kicked out for breaking the rules.

I used to apply my strict rule following to cooking by not varying off of a written recipe…..at all! I had my handful of dishes that I knew by heart and could make with my eyes closed but give me something new and I craved guidelines. Luckily I married a man who is a little more flexible with following the “rules” when it comes to cooking (or driving the speed limit). Cooking together over the past 5 years has allowed us to learn from the other and I am now more comfortable in using a recipe as a starting point and adding my own twist.

This recipe started off as an idea I saw on Pinterest (that is an entirely other post) because my wonderful sister-in-law had just made us heaps of homemade jams and butters. I hope you are inspired as well and break a few rules in the process.
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Savory Apricot Lemon Sauce
Adapted from myrecipes.com

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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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We love greens- spinach, mustard greens, kale, etc.- and try to eat them at least once a week. I saw this recipe in the Food Network Magazine and decided it sounded like a great recipe to try with the fresh tomatoes and red kale I had bought over the weekend.

The creamy polenta was a great base for the acidic tomatoes and slight bitterness of the red kale. Tangy goat cheese topped off the dish for a perfect addition.

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