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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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Salsa con Queso Macaroni and Cheese

Salsa con Queso Macaroni and Cheese

| January 16, 2013 | 2 Comments

This morning, I was reading a cookbook in bed when Will came in and climbed in beside me. Soon, Paige joined us too. They both cuddled up, letting me hug them tight. We laughed and joked and even leafed through some of the cookbook together. Today was a snow day, so there was no school […]

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Cheddar Ham Rolls

Cheddar Ham Rolls

| December 31, 2012 | 3 Comments

As I stood at the stove this morning, heating water for oatmeal and listening to the kids, I realized that we are finally there — the last day of 2012. I smiled, watching the bubbles form and rise in the pot. While I know it’s just a day, the symbolic change of 2012 to 2013 […]

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Decadent Cheddar Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Apples

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Decadent Cheddar Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Apples

| November 19, 2012 | 15 Comments

Thanksgiving is a mere days away now, and if you are like me, you probably know what you are making. But I am going to urge you to rethink your mashed potatoes — seriously. For me, they tend to be almost an afterthought — the thing I make because I have to. But mashed potatoes? […]

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Cheesy Smothered Breaded Chicken with Buttermilk Biscuits

Cheesy Smothered Breaded Chicken with Buttermilk Biscuits

| October 15, 2012 | 4 Comments

You know what? This chicken is seriously good. Every bite is a creamy, crispy, earthy, rich delight. I mean, this is the kind of dish that renders the dinner table silent as you all dig in and enjoy. It’s just that delicious. It’s pretty easy to make too. You cook the chicken on a rack, […]

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The Devil Wears Prada Grilled Cheese

The Devil Wears Prada Grilled Cheese

| September 18, 2012 | 7 Comments

When I fall in love with a movie, I watch it again and again and again, enjoying it more every time. Dirty Dancing, The Wizard of Oz and Annie were among my early favorites. And in more recent years, I have added Under the Tuscan Sun, Sweet Home Alabama and The Devil Wears Prada to […]

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Brie Toast with Truffled Tomato Bruschetta

Brie Toast with Truffled Tomato Bruschetta

| September 4, 2012 | 6 Comments

When my kids returned to school last week, there was a moment where the silence of the house settled around me. Everything was so still. The dogs were sleeping. The kids were gone. And the whole lack-of-noise was unsettling. For that moment at least. After a summer of being surrounded by noise and action, the […]

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Three Cheese Almost Rolled Omelet with Tomatoes

Three Cheese Almost Rolled Omelet with Tomatoes

| May 15, 2012 | 7 Comments

It’s the dark days I remember most from when I was Paige’s age. The ones like today where the house would take on a greyness, as if the angry rain clouds outside were threatening to burst into our warm, dry home. Sometimes we’d put on a light, and the yellow pall it cast was awkward […]

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Two Cheese Meatball Grilled Cheese

Two Cheese Meatball Grilled Cheese

| January 2, 2012 | 5 Comments

Today was the last day of Christmas break for the kids … the last day for them to play with all their new toys unfettered. Their last day to ride bikes and build Lego houses with each other all day. Their last day to watch cartoons over lunch. So, I thought something warm, toasty and […]

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Hot Spinach Artichoke White Bean Dip

Hot Spinach Artichoke White Bean Dip

| November 1, 2011 | 8 Comments

Family birthdays and Sunday dinners are sacred for our extended family. It’s a time when we all get together around the table and share food, laughter and smiles. And some of the best family conversations happen as we linger before dessert, after eating delicious foods. But our dinners (and appetizers too) aren’t without some degree […]

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