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Miso Salmon (The Smart Shopper Diabetes Cookbook)

Miso Salmon (The Smart Shopper Diabetes Cookbook)

| September 3, 2013 | 8 Comments

This post is sponsored by the ADA in conjunction with Kitchen PLAY. The sign of a good cookbook — in my opinion — is the number of recipes in that that inspire you to cook. The case of The Smart Shopper Diabetes Cookbook, this photo says it all — I marked recipe after recipe to […]

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Grilled Steak Bruschetta Tortellini (Quick Family Meals)

Grilled Steak Bruschetta Tortellini (Quick Family Meals)

| August 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop and creation of a quick and easy recipe for Grilled Steak Bruschetta Tortellini has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. Life as a family feels like a delicately arranged jigsaw puzzle. Scheduling […]

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Caprese Sliders

Caprese Sliders

| August 26, 2013 | 1 Comment

Looking for a quick and easy recipe with a fresh seasonal twist? If you love tomatoes, these Caprese Sliders are for you. With all I’ve been writing about back to school season, you’d think that I was among the parents who weaned their children off later bedtimes and sleeping-in weeks in advance so that they […]

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Black Beans and Beet Greens Burritos

Black Beans and Beet Greens Burritos

| August 22, 2013 | 6 Comments

This quick and easy recipe for Black Beans and Beet Greens Burritos was created for Old El Paso and I was compensated for creating it. All opinions are my own. Two kids. Two schools. Two schedules. Two soccer teams. Two scouting troops. Two homework folders. Two packed lunches. Two of everything. Back to school is […]

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Picnic Pasta Salad

Picnic Pasta Salad

| July 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

Pack up this perfect quick and easy recipe for Picnic Pasta Salad — an easy on-the-go meal. It’s great for brown bagged work and school lunches too. With August rapidly approaching, I feel like we have passed a major hurdle. We’ve made it through two big heatwaves, and I have managed to (knock on wood) […]

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Grilled Chicken with Kale Salmoriglio Sauce

Grilled Chicken with Kale Salmoriglio Sauce

| July 12, 2013 | 11 Comments

Can you say “Winner, winner, chicken dinner?!? This quick and easy recipe for Grilled Chicken with Kale Salmoriglio Sauce is a step outside the ordinary — but oh, so delicious. As a food writer, I sometimes find myself falling down the rabbit hole of research. I dig into my whims, searching for the ingredient or […]

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Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwiches

Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwiches

| July 9, 2013 | 8 Comments

There’s a certain amount of chaos that’s okay in life. It’s comforting even — at least to me. A pile of papers, organized in a way where I know where everything is. A packed schedule that leaves little room for anything. The natural chaos that comes with a busy but relaxed summer. But too much […]

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Warm Salad with Grilled New Potatoes

Warm Salad with Grilled New Potatoes

| May 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

When the weather warms up, I start thinking about lighter foods. The soups and roasts that hit the spot on frigid New England winter days are forgotten in favor of lighter summer fare like fruit, everything grilled and salads. Dinner becomes an art of combining no-cook dishes (can’t heat up the kitchen!) combined with whatever […]

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Cilantro Lime Chicken and Rice with Avocado and Tomatoes

Cilantro Lime Chicken and Rice with Avocado and Tomatoes

| April 8, 2013 | 10 Comments

“You haven’t planned a dinner in a while,” my husband said recently as I stirred a bolognese sauce on the stove. Though I’d planned on making bolognese for dinner that day, I recognized the truth in the statement. Even though I’ve never been big on meal planning, I have always been a plan-ahead girl when […]

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Veggie Bean Enchiladas

Veggie Bean Enchiladas

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Things change. Opinions. Ideas. Directions. Plans. And you kind of just roll with it and see what happens. Still, I am always a little caught off guard by change — especially change that involves my kids taste buds. And boy, have they caught me off guard recently by enjoying some foods with a nip of […]

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