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Creamy Artichoke Dip with Basil

Creamy Artichoke Dip with Basil

| January 29, 2013 | 3 Comments

Over the weekend (or was it last night?), I suddenly realized that the Super Bowl is this weekend. As in just a few days away. And we don’t even know where we’ll be watching it yet. Oh my. So, by extension, I also don’t know what I am making yet — no Super Bowl recipe […]

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Sauteed Leeks with Bacon and Lentils

Sauteed Leeks with Bacon and Lentils

| January 5, 2013 | 6 Comments

On New Year’s Day, I wanted to fill our table with as many lucky foods as possible — including the Banana Cornbread and this rich, delicious lentil dish. We could definitely use a little luck as we head into 2013 — it has to be a better year. And so far, it’s been mostly good. […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Holiday Cookie Pops

Chocolate Peanut Butter Holiday Cookie Pops

| December 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

Christmas cookies on a stick? Yes, please! This quick and easy recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Holiday Cookie Pops was created for Pillsbury, but all opinions are my own. The kids have been excitedly preparing for their special holiday concert. Every night, Will has closed the door to his room and practiced the songs he’d […]

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Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies

| November 25, 2012 | 7 Comments

Love chocolate holiday treats? These Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies are rich and mint — perfect Christmas cookies for sharing. I have two words for you: Christmas. Cookies. (I am ridiculously thrilled to start Christmas cookie season. What? That’s not a season? Come on!) The other night I was talking to Cate online and confessed that […]

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More Than 30 Recipes for Enjoying Thanksgiving Leftovers in New Ways

More Than 30 Recipes for Enjoying Thanksgiving Leftovers in New Ways

| November 23, 2012 | 8 Comments

Hope you had a wonderful, happy and delicious Thanksgiving yesterday! Ours was just perfect — filled with family, ridiculous amounts of food and our favorite traditions (like going around the table and all saying what we’re thankful for). Our table was overflowing with nine side dishes, a juicy rotisserie turkey and a crave-worthy gravy. And […]

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Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

| November 21, 2012 | 4 Comments

It feels like just yesterday, the kids and I were settling in back at our house after a summer spent in the sand and surf. Now, all of a sudden, we’re bundling up and staring down the holidays. Where’d the time go? Tomorrow’s dinner is already in production. Two side dishes are made. A third […]

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: 3 Ways to Save Money on Your Meal

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: 3 Ways to Save Money on Your Meal

| November 20, 2012 | 3 Comments

The kids and I are about to hit the grocery store for our Thanksgiving supplies. But first, I have a few tips for how you can eat well without overspending this Thanksgiving. 1. Pay attention to price tags It’s easy to glance at price tags and only see the big numbers. But a closer look […]

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Thanksgiving Menu Planning Do’s and Don’ts (And My Thanksgiving Menu 2012)

Thanksgiving Menu Planning Do’s and Don’ts (And My Thanksgiving Menu 2012)

| November 19, 2012 | 2 Comments

Three days to Thanksgiving! Are you ready? Listen, even if you aren’t all planned, purchased and prepped yet, it’s okay. You can totally do this. Just sit down and make a list of the dishes you want to serve. Next, gather the recipes and make a list of what you need (be sure to note […]

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Buttery Garlic Asiago Crescents

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Buttery Garlic Asiago Crescents

| November 17, 2012 | 3 Comments

When I arrived at my children’s school yesterday for a parent-teacher conference, the teacher’s aide from my daughter’s class was waiting in the hallway to give the teacher something. She’s a kind woman, closer to my mother’s age than my own, who bears a striking resemblance to my friend Elayne who passed last year. I […]

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Salted Caramel Mocha Cupcakes

Salted Caramel Mocha Cupcakes

| November 14, 2012 | 3 Comments

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