Rigatoni with Caramelized Onions and Gorgonzola

My family loves pasta, but I get tired of the old red sauce/white sauce debate.

Rigatoni with Caramelized Onions and Gorgonzola  from The Live-In Kitchen - Holy yum!!

Yet I’ve heard people claim they can’t eat pasta without sauce. Umm, hello, even if you can’t see your pasta drowning in sauce, it’s there. I agree, plain pasta is pretty boring, but there are a million combinations out there just waiting to be tried.

Rigatoni with Caramelized Onions and Gorgonzola  from The Live-In Kitchen - Holy yum!!… 

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Vegan Zucchini Brownies - This is the recipe I've been looking for! Rich, fudgy brownies from The Live-In Kitchen.

Vegan Zucchini Brownies

I used to be as skeptical as the next girl about veggies in my baked goods. The church picnic is serving carrot cake? That’s not cake. The neighbor brought over freshly baked zucchini bread? I see those green flecks in there, don’t be trying to trick me into eating your salad. But guys. I’m converted…. 

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Slice of Life 7/16/2014

Slice of Life

Lola started swimming lessons last week. I taught swimming lessons for something like ten years and have seen every type of student and swimmer under the sun. I somehow managed to give birth to every terrible child I ever had in swimming lessons when I gave birth to Lola. The first day I was in… 

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Vegetable Frittata with Balsamic Burst Tomatoes - A healthy, flavorful addition to any brunch! www.theliveinkitchen.com

Vegetable Frittata with Balsamic Burst Tomatoes

I know, I know, I know. I’m balsamic-ing all the things. Chickpeas? Check. Couscous? Check. Add tomatoes to the list because yum. Balsamic vinegar is where it’s at! Especially for summer. It adds this earthy depth to what you’re cooking that is somehow both savory and rich. You just have to trust me. Today we’re… 

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Cherry Crisp Ice Cream - Everything you want in one sweet and creamy ice cream! Recipe at www.theliveinkitchen.com

Cherry Crisp Ice Cream

Last weekend we celebrated Lola’s 5th birthday. We had a few family and friends over. I made hot dogs, mac and cheese, and her requested pink and purple cake with white butterflies. Her favorite movie right now is Tangled (the story of Rapunzel), so we had a loose theme going that included floating lanterns that… 

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Lemon Pound Cake - Simple, sweet, and completely versatile! // The Live-In Kitchen

Lemon Pound Cake

Every now and then I look back on the beginning of this blog and wonder why anyone bothered to visit at all (actually, no one did). When it comes to true family favorites, I like to go back and update the photos. These recipes are so important to me and get made time and time… 

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Quinoa Stuffed Poblano Peppers - Only 250 calories for two pepper halves! // The Live-In Kitchen

Quinoa Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Last week I joined some of my friends in a group on Facebook to motivate each other in our health and fitness goals. Everyone is setting their own goals because we’re all in different places, and it’s great to have the accountability of friends when you don’t feel like working out or eating well. The… 

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Slice of Life 7/2/2014

Slice of Life

It has practically been monsoon season here in Wisconsin. We’re talking high winds, crazy lightening, and pounding rain. As long as I get a few hours of sunshine each day I’m all about it. I don’t know why I love storms so much. Maybe it’s all the years I spent as a lifeguard and thunder… 

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