Campfire Granola

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What’s for breakfast? Lately I have been digging into fruit and yogurt parfaits with homemade granola. But my homemade granola isn’t your usual sort. Old fashioned oats. Walnuts. Graham crackers. Raisins. Egg white. Honey. These are the ingredients that come together to make a sweet, crisp granola that’s perfect for topping your favorite yogurt, ice…

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Working Mom’s Notebook: 15 Recipes with Five Ingredients or Less

15 Dinner with Five Ingredients or Less

Does your life feel like a marathon some days? Mine does. But armed with quick and easy recipes with five ingredients or less, dinner doesn’t have to add to the stress. Let’s face it: Days can be so unpredictable. Yesterday, I had the best intentions of coming home and whipping up a lasagna. The ingredients…

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Kale Chimichurri Sauce

Kale Chimichurri Sauce

This quick and easy recipe for Kale Chimichurri Sauce makes a tart, earthy sauce perfect for serving on beef, chicken, fish, salad and more. It’s good to do things that scare you. Doing so not only builds character but also builds your resiliency. It naturally raises your inner bar for fear, making you stronger. And…

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How to Tell if Your Jam is Ready to Set

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Remember that tasty (and easy!) Refrigerator Peach Blueberry Jam? Well, when I was making it, it occurred to me that to the jam novice, knowing when jam is ready to come off the stove and set might be completely foreign. So I picked up my iPhone and filmed a quick little video to help. Enjoy!

Picnic Pasta Salad

Picnic Pasta Salad

Pack up this perfect quick and easy recipe for Picnic Pasta Salad — an easy on-the-go meal. It’s great for brown bagged work and school lunches too. With August rapidly approaching, I feel like we have passed a major hurdle. We’ve made it through two big heatwaves, and I have managed to (knock on wood)…

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Grilled Chicken with Kale Salmoriglio Sauce

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Can you say “Winner, winner, chicken dinner?!? This quick and easy recipe for Grilled Chicken with Kale Salmoriglio Sauce is a step outside the ordinary — but oh, so delicious. As a food writer, I sometimes find myself falling down the rabbit hole of research. I dig into my whims, searching for the ingredient or…

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Garlic Scape Garbanzo Bean Dip

Garlic Scape Garbanzo Bean Dip

My cousins have an organic farm, and for years we’ve gotten most of our veggies there every summer. We look forward to their amazing eggs, their huge heirloom tomatoes and their wonderful variety of greens every summer. But despite the fact that some years they grow garlic, I had to get my garlic scapes elsewhere….

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