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Cooking with Kids: Chocolate Almond Summer Squash Cupcakes

Cooking with Kids: Chocolate Almond Summer Squash Cupcakes

| August 10, 2010 | 4 Comments

When I was in New York this past weekend, I was surprised to see that even the famed Junior’s Bakery has gotten in on the cupcake act. But surprisingly, I didn’t eat any cupcakes while I was in the city. Not from Crumbs. Not from Magnolia. None. I just didn’t feel like it. But when […]

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Two Fabulous Panini Recipes: Grilled Chicken, Goat Cheese, Tomato and Basil & Turkey, Apple and Cheddar

Two Fabulous Panini Recipes: Grilled Chicken, Goat Cheese, Tomato and Basil & Turkey, Apple and Cheddar

| August 4, 2010 | 7 Comments

My kids and I have a love affair with paninis. The toasty pressed sandwiches have so many possibilities for fabulous, delicious fillings: chicken, pesto and tomato; ham, Swiss and honey mustard; roast beef, blue cheese and arugula. The list goes on and on. Well, in researching for my Tablespoon.com column, I discovered that August is […]

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Sesame Soy Napa Cabbage Slaw Recipe

Sesame Soy Napa Cabbage Slaw Recipe

| August 3, 2010 | 4 Comments

When the school packet arrived last week, I got choked up. Parked at the top of our long, winding driveway, I quickly scanned the forms for teacher names while the kids demanded to know if there was mail for them. “One second, guys,” I said. It was the last day of July, a beautiful, spotless […]

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Cooking for Kids: “Baked” Potatoes on the Grill

Cooking for Kids: “Baked” Potatoes on the Grill

| August 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

When I was a little kid, I dreaded having baked potatoes with dinner. It got to the point where I would audibly groan at the mention of them (how awful, right?). There was just nothing about them that I enjoyed. I’ve never been a fan of sour cream, and melty butter on semi-mashed potato doesn’t […]

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Cooking with Kids: Celery Race Car Snacks!

Cooking with Kids: Celery Race Car Snacks!

| July 26, 2010 | 1 Comment

Aren’t those adorable? When I was a little girl, I heard about a recipe for Celery Race Car Snacks and beggggggged my mom to make them with me. She did – just once – and I was totally smitten. I made them myself a few times as I got older, but eventually stopped. When celery […]

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Cooking with Kids: Tips for Getting Your Kids to Try New Things (and Are You Going to BlogHer ’10?)

Cooking with Kids: Tips for Getting Your Kids to Try New Things (and Are You Going to BlogHer ’10?)

| July 19, 2010 | 5 Comments

When the email arrived months ago asking if I would speak at the annual BlogHer Conference in August, I answered a quick yes. The topic, Family Foodies: Raising a New Generation of Gourmands, couldn’t be more perfect for me. It’s everything I am passionate about: cooking good, healthy, budget-friendly meals that my whole family will […]

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Mustard Greens and Beet Greens Salad Recipe with Herb Vinaigrette

Mustard Greens and Beet Greens Salad Recipe with Herb Vinaigrette

| July 13, 2010 | 3 Comments

When mustard greens appeared in my CSA box last week, I didn’t even have a chance to groan before my beloved farmer told me to just try them. My farmer knows me well — anything with the word ‘mustard’ in it is sure to send me packing. However, I do believe in trying everything once, […]

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Cooking with Kids: Smoothies!

Cooking with Kids: Smoothies!

| July 13, 2010 | 1 Comment

If there is one thing my kids love, it’s options. So, when I suggested that we make our own smoothies this afternoon, they were both totally psyched. We were in the grocery store when I mentioned it and Will’s reaction was priceless. “Smoothies? Really?!? Yay!” Then, when they saw the array of ingredients spread out […]

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Cooking with Kids: Mango Iced Tea Recipe

Cooking with Kids: Mango Iced Tea Recipe

| June 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

Our family is off having fun this week (check in Friday for pics, details and more!), so we’re pretty busy. But don’t worry: There is a whole great line-up of recipes that will post this week. Today’s is a great, easy homemade iced tea. We all love iced tea and this one is a wonderful, […]

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Greek Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Greek Chicken Salad Sandwiches

| June 7, 2010 | 7 Comments

Today is Will’s last day of preschool. Ever. I can hardly believe it. You always hear people say that children grow up so quickly, but only in experiencing it can you appreciate just how true that is. It seems like just yesterday that I was uncomfortably pregnant with him and now he’s almost 5. Time […]

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