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Whole Wheat Penne with Sausage, Kale & Tomatoes

Whole Wheat Penne with Sausage, Kale & Tomatoes

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It doesn’t feel like I’ve done all my shopping unless I stop at the olive bar during my weekly grocery trip. Swimming in those little tubs of oil are some of the most flavorful ingredients.

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Ingredients
  • 8 ounces whole-wheat penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 3-ounce sweet Italian chicken sausages, casings removed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 ounces (about 3-4 leaves) lacinato kale, ribs removed, sliced thinly crosswise
  • 1 cup pitted Kalamata olives, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup marinated roasted tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

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Despite my efforts, I realize obsessing with hand-washing and antibacterial products will not create an invisible bubble to protect me from germs. This year seems worse. There’s no getting around it—everyone is sick. Our four-year-old

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Ingredients
  • For chicken stock
  • 1 whole chicken (3 to 3-1/2 pounds)
  • 2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, roughly chopped
  • 1 leek, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
Peanut Chicken Wings

Peanut Chicken Wings

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I’ve never been a big fan of chicken wings. They are one of those foods impossible to enjoy in public without feeling a bit embarrassed. Between the plastic bib and moist towelettes, I just can’t

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Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

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Lately I’ve been feeling like I’ve been on cruise control for weeknight dinners. After busy days for all of us, including our three-year-old, the most I can muster for our family meal is pasta. Don’t

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Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

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By now I know I could make chili in my sleep. I’ve had a vegetable & bean-heavy version, along with a few variations that deviate from my standard recipe, on repeat since the first chill in

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Ingredients
  • 1 large yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
  • 2 4-ounce cans diced green chili peppers
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 to 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thighs, or both
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken

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I know this sounds ridiculous, but I feel responsible for our neighborhood Chinese restaurant going out of business. For a long time when I walked by I noticed they were never full. I figured they

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Asian Chicken Salad

Asian Chicken Salad

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Fresh flowers are my new weekly shopping habit. I’ve been “splurging” on the cheapest supermarket blooms. It’s amazing what you can find under $10 a bunch. With flowers and spring veggies at home, our kitchen

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Tomatillo Salsa Scramble

Tomatillo Salsa Scramble

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Another holiday season is in the books. Today it’s official—winter vacation is over. Despite that, I popped right out of bed when my alarm went off this morning. Not even a smidge of work-itis was

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Ingredients
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup tomatillo salsa plus more for serving
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 ounces cooked chicken, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 ounce spinach, roughly chopped
  • Chopped cilantro for serving
Chipotle Chicken Soup

Chipotle Chicken Soup

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The first snow of the season fell in Chicago last weekend. I felt giddy as I watched the flakes under a blanket from the comfort of my sofa with a mug of soup in hand. The

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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 large carrots, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts
  • 1 canned chipotle chile, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1-28 ounce can crushed fire-roasted tomatoes