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Sweet Potato and Carrot Salad Recipe

Sweet Potato and Carrot Salad Recipe

| May 25, 2010 | 3 Comments

Mentally, I am fully entrenched in summer. Picnics, beach days, camping, grilling … these are the things that totally fill my thoughts. But in reality, Will has a few more weeks of school. I have to work. It’s only May. That’s okay. Summer break will be here soon enough, right? In the meantime, I am […]

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Tuna Cakes Recipe

Tuna Cakes Recipe

| May 19, 2010 | 5 Comments

It’s been nearly a decade since I last ate canned tuna (and that was once … the time before that? About five years prior). I don’t eat it. I don’t like it. Usually the smell grosses me out, and honestly I would rather have fresh. But when I recently told you about the Salmon Cakes […]

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The Asthma-Fat Connection (and Caramelized Shallot Hummus Recipe)

The Asthma-Fat Connection (and Caramelized Shallot Hummus Recipe)

| May 18, 2010 | 4 Comments

Last night, I was watching television and the news came on. Typically, I avoid watching the news because I hate being force-fed all the murder and mayhem that goes on. And while I do not at all believe in ignoring reality, I choose to focus on things that are pertinent to my family: politics, health, […]

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Ramps, and a Delicious Quick and Easy Ramp Pesto

Ramps, and a Delicious Quick and Easy Ramp Pesto

| May 11, 2010 | 5 Comments

This quick and easy recipe for Ramp Pesto uses the seasonal wild onion to make a bold pesto that my kids and I love. Meet ramps … In the bowl pictured above are some chopped ramps, a wild onion that grows in the Eastern part of the United States and Canada. Also known as a […]

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Cooking with Kids: Antipasti Pasta Salad

Cooking with Kids: Antipasti Pasta Salad

| May 11, 2010 | 3 Comments

If I had a dime for every time that someone in my house requested pasta, I would be a very rich woman. Heck, I would be a woman on a whirlwind trip to Europe … for the rest of the year. Growing up, pasta salad was one of my very favorite summer dishes. I could […]

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Grilled Island Chicken Recipe

Grilled Island Chicken Recipe

| April 20, 2010 | 4 Comments

It’s Tuesday afternoon and I am sitting in my home office, with The Beach Boys’ Sounds Of Summer playing in the background. Outside my open windows is brilliant blue sky, bright sunlight and the sound of laughing children. It’s enough to make you throw open your arms and yell Welcome, springtime. This is weather that […]

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Raising a Healthy Family: Making Family Dinners Doable

Raising a Healthy Family: Making Family Dinners Doable

| February 12, 2010 | 2 Comments

Do you eat dinner as a family? We do, nearly every night. It’s important to me, and studies show that the benefits of eating as a family are huge. Unfortunately, with packed schedules and big work commitments, many families have abandoned the family dinner. It’s time to get back to it though. I’ll be the […]

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Raising a Healthy Family: You Are In Charge of Your Kids’ Health!

Raising a Healthy Family: You Are In Charge of Your Kids’ Health!

| February 5, 2010 | 4 Comments

As parents, one of the greatest gifts we can give to our children is to raise them to be healthy in all elements of their life. We have the power to teach them about healthy eating, inspire them to be active and encourage them to live well. First Lady Michelle Obama recently unveiled an official […]

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Family Favorite: Beef Stew Recipe

Family Favorite: Beef Stew Recipe

| January 19, 2010 | 8 Comments

Pretty much everyone who knows my family knows that my husband Shawn hates onions … or at least he says he does. The truth? He doesn’t like the texture of onions, but he does appreciate the flavor that a sweet onion can add to a dish. Don’t tell him I told you though, he’s very […]

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Spicy Pastrami, Bacon, Swiss Wrap

Spicy Pastrami, Bacon, Swiss Wrap

| January 14, 2010 | 3 Comments

A local deli makes this massive, delightful sandwich called Amanda’s Big Mouth. It’s pastrami, cheddar, bacon, onions, lettuce, tomato, hot sauce and thousand island dressing (I skip the dressing)—and it’s amazing. It’s the kind of sandwich you eat when you are starving … or when you just want something amazing when you are enjoying a […]

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