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Make Way

See, despite the feeling of trying to make way in the middle of a rainy wood, feeling utter defeat, I know there’s always sunlight over me. I know that it gets better. I have said to myself, “but I am SO sick of telling myself that it’s going to get better.” Okay, so then what, girl?

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Zucchini Rollatini

Zucchini rollatini! Try saying that 5x fast. I mean, I’ve been walking around my apartment saying zucchini rollatini all day like my life depends on it. Now it’s been a minute since I’ve posted a MaryMangia original, but here we are. We’re back. I mean it’s not like there hasn’t been anything going on on […]

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A 2021 Musical Year In Review

This year felt like four different years. I felt like we truly lived in 2021 in quarters or in seasons at time. Each one bringing some unique kind of chapter or story to it. Some kind of new wave or page of live being unfolded before us. What an adventure. I say that with joy, […]

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Irish beef stew with beef, potatoes, carrots, and jalapeno in a blue and white bowl on a wood board.
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Irish Beef Stew

Believe it or not, I didn’t like Irish beef stew growing up. I would often groan when my mom or dad would announce that stew was on the menu for dinner. BUT, as an adult? I love it, adore it, and see it as a delicious bowl of beefy comfort. This year, I actually attempted […]

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Bowl of penne pasta with dairy-free vodka sauce on a wood table with cream colored cloth and a can of Tuttorosso tomatoes next to it.
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Dairy-Free Penne alla Vodka

Paid partnership with Tuttorosso Tomatoes & FeedFeed. New year, same me is the vibe for 2021! I am all about taking things that I love and transforming them into an alternative version of itself to help drive toward my own nutritional goals.  When I am craving pasta, I am usually craving Penne alla Vodka. This time around, I’m […]

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Creamy Chicken Noodles

Chicago just got a HEAP of snow, and I woke up in this winter wonderland craving one thing: CREAMY CHICKEN NOODLES. Okay, maybe I also wanted french fries, but I raided my pantry and couldn’t find any for the life of me. So, I threw together the most dreamy, creamy chicken noodles. I love recipes […]

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Stuffed shells with meat and cheese with tomato sauce in a blue splattered patter with holly and a Tuttorosso tomato can.
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Stuffed Shells

Paid partnership with Tuttorosso Tomatoes & FeedFeed. Every Christmas, my Sicilian nana makes trays of her stuffed shells. She uses her meat mixture that we typically create for our meatballs to stuff large shell pasta with a gorgeous tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. A lot of family’s stuff their stuffed shells with cheese, but ours […]

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Cheesy Chili Macaroni with a buffalo plaid scarf, marble backgroud, Tuttorosso tomatoes can, and 2 pumpkins.
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Baked Cheesy Chili Mac

Paid partnership with Tuttorosso Tomatoes & FeedFeed. It’s officially fall, which means it’s chili season in my family! My family always serves our chili over macaroni noodles, but this year, I have decided to take it up a notch. I am taking two of my family’s favorite recipes – spicy beef chili and baked macaroni […]

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2020 Year End Music Review and Then Some

Woah. It’s been a minute since I wrote up one of these. Actually, it’s been a year since I’ve written a music review to sum up the year, so I knew I needed to do a 2020 music review. I started to write one last year, and just couldn’t finish it. You see, this is […]

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SOUPTEMBER! Mary Mangia Soup Recipe Round Up

It’s SOUPTEMBER! Yes – a made up pun to celebrate all things soup in the month of September. It’s primo time to whip up some favorites as we prepare for the winter season. You’re in luck, because I’m sharing the best of the best in my soup recipes for a one-stop-shop for all things soups. […]

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