Kale Yeah

The holidays are a fun time to cook and share in eating decadent holiday favorites! But many of us feel a yearning for the lighter side afterwards. However, given that it's winter, in-season salads can be a little tricky in some parts of the country! Here's a kicked-up kale salad that is nourishing, satisfying and still light that can be enjoyed any time of year and available just about everywhere!

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Italians Do It Better

Hands-down one of my most favorite dishes to make (and EAT) ever. Risotto is always going to be somewhat labor intensive with the constant stirring and ladling of broth but it's a super fun dish to cook with friends hanging out at the kitchen counter while playing music. In my house, we celebrate the Italian tradition of Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve and this is a family favorite. This is comfort food at its finest and the addition of lemon brings some light, high notes to a rich and creamy dish.

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Pasta e Fagioli

In all my years of making pasta, I've never made a proper Pasta e Fagioli (pasta and beans) because canned cannellini beans are already mushy so adding them to a soup only works when you're going for creamy and not toothsome beans. So I finally bought some proper dried beans and this may be one of the most delicious things I've ever made! WORTH IT.

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