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Roasted Two Potato and Chicken Sausage Hash with Poached Egg

Roasted Two Potato and Chicken Sausage Hash with Poached Egg

| November 11, 2011 | 1 Comment

When I look at this photo, all I can think is good morning. It’s so inviting. All the contrasting textures and flavors … Wait. Let me tell you about it. Looking is one thing, but hearing is a whole other. The simple roasted potatoes — both russet and sweet varieties — seasoned only with a […]

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How to Bake Bacon: A Less Mess Method

How to Bake Bacon: A Less Mess Method

| September 2, 2011 | 5 Comments

When my power went out on Sunday and I couldn’t work on Monday and Tuesday, it wasn’t a restful few days vacation. There was the stress of having no power and no running water, the worry about the kids safety and health and the extreme concern over my job and freelance writing. It was unsettling, […]

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Banana Toffee Pancakes

Banana Toffee Pancakes

| August 17, 2011 | 4 Comments

The days are quickly ticking by until school begins again. And while I am excited for the start of school — all the new supplies, the fresh start, the new teachers — I am sad that this summer is almost over for us. I am mourning a little. But, there are highlights … the kids […]

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Simple Blueberry Muffins

Simple Blueberry Muffins

| August 3, 2011 | 8 Comments

This simple blueberry muffin recipe is easy to whip up in the morning and will have everyone clamoring for more. Whenever my daughter and I walk by the bakery area of our local grocery store, she always says the same thing: “Mommy, can I have a muffin?” For someone who really isn’t into sweets (she […]

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Banana Blueberry Pancakes

Banana Blueberry Pancakes

| July 1, 2011 | 4 Comments

It’s not often that overripe bananas find their way into my kitchen. Between Shawn and the kids, we easily plow through a dozen or more a week. But a couple times a year, I get way too overzealous buying bananas or the kids just get tired of them temporarily, and a few of those bananas […]

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Summer Fruit Cocktail with Lime-Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup

Summer Fruit Cocktail with Lime-Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup

| May 24, 2011 | 2 Comments

For a long, long time I have avoided any recipes that fall into the fruit salad or fruit cup or fruit cocktail genre. As much as I love these delightful sweet salads, I just didn’t see the point in offering recipes for them. The reason was simple: fruit salad is ridiculously easy and adaptable, and […]

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in a Jar

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in a Jar

| May 18, 2011 | 15 Comments

A few weeks ago, Will spied a lone very ripe (ahem, brown) banana on our kitchen counter and declared that I should  make banana bread. He adores banana bread. And bananas, for that matter. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to whip up a batch then. Today I finally got around to baking some … in […]

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Homemade Corned Beef Hash (And Eating on St. Patrick’s Day)

Homemade Corned Beef Hash (And Eating on St. Patrick’s Day)

| March 9, 2011 | 3 Comments

St. Patrick’s Day is next week, so it’s almost time to break out the Harp beer and slice the corned beef. Not kidding. When Foodily asked me what we’ll be eating on St. Patrick’s Day, I giggled. As much as I am a firm believer in authentic foods, I am also a full-fledged, card-carrying, head-over-heels […]

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Homemade Cranberry Almond Granola

Homemade Cranberry Almond Granola

| February 24, 2011 | 4 Comments

When Paige and I went to the grocery store yesterday, we emerged with a selection of fruits and veggies, a couple pounds of my favorite bacon (the price dropped from $3.99 to $0.99/lb!) and four different yogurts. And I don’t mean four containers, I mean mass quantities of four different kinds of yogurt. If you […]

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Sauteed Leeks on French Bread

Sauteed Leeks on French Bread

| January 25, 2011 | 6 Comments

Yesterday, I didn’t feel like eggs in the morning. Or oatmeal. Or cereal. Or anything vaguely resembling a “normal” breakfast. I just didn’t. It reminded me of my younger days when breakfast foods were persona non grata in my life. But I’ve made a concerted effort in recent years to eat breakfast because it’s good […]

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