Archive for April, 2012

Jelly Belly Tour

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Review

Jelly Belly Tour

A few months ago we visited the Jelly Belly Factory for a tour. I’ve been wanting to do this for years. The tour is free and a group leaves very 15 minutes.
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Cheese and Pepper Pasta (Cacio e Pepe)

Sunday, April 29th, 2012
Cacio and Pepe Pasta

Cacio and Pepe Pasta

Cheese and Pepper Pasta (Cacio e Pepe)

This pasta is simple with few ingredients.  Definitely use real Parmigiano-Reggiano and Pecorino Romano, as well as freshly ground black pepper.  With so few ingredients, you don’t want to skimp.  This dish is great for a fast dinner, especially if you’re at the end of your groceries.  Pasta, cheese, and butter are staples in our house.  Topping the dish with a sunny side up egg is not traditional, but is great over leftover pasta the next day.
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Red Leaf Lettuce Salad with Radishes and Carrots

Saturday, April 28th, 2012
Red Leaf Lettuce Salad with Radishes and Carrots

Red Leaf Lettuce Salad with Radishes and Carrots

Red Leaf Lettuce Salad with Radishes and Carrots

This is a colorful salad and a great way to incorporate springs vegetables.  The spicy bite of the radish pairs well with the sweet of the carrot.  All pieces offer a nice crunch.  Top with coarse sea salt to really bring out all the flavors of the spring vegetables.
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Strawberry Float

Thursday, April 26th, 2012
Strawberry Float

Strawberry Float

Thursday Throwback

Strawberry Float

Here’s a twist on the classic favorite Root Beer Float.  Faygo Red Pop poured over homemade strawberry ice cream for a Strawberry Float.  So good!
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Burrito It!

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
Burrito with Cheese

Burrito with Cheese

Tuesday Tip

Burrito It!

For the past few months we’ve been keeping flour tortillas on hand.  They last a while if stored in the refrigerator and are great for utilizing leftovers or creating a quick meal whether breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
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