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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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Veggie and Bean Rice Bowls with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette

Veggie and Bean Rice Bowls with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette

| March 15, 2013 | 6 Comments

Dear March, enough with the cold weather. I am so over it. Bring on the warmer temperatures, skin-kissing sun rays and afternoons in the backyard. Seriously, it’s time to let go of the near-freezing temperatures and tuck the bulky coats away once and for all. Please? Whether or not March complies with my request (and […]

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Curried Chickpea and Vegetable Stew

Curried Chickpea and Vegetable Stew

| March 11, 2013 | 7 Comments

Once upon a time, I was a brooding teenage vegetarian who wrote way too much dark poetry. I wrote short stories too, but it was poetry that I would escape to when I needed to process whatever high school drama had me all twisty-turvy. And whilst being a brooding teenage vegetarian, my parents were sweet […]

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Homemade Egg Pasta

Homemade Egg Pasta

| March 6, 2013 | 5 Comments

When I was in high school, I started seriously reading cookbooks — trying to decipher how to cook. My obsession began with vegetarian ones (I was a vegetarian at the time). I collected them, paging through the recipes and imagining the day when I could figure out how to take those words and translate them […]

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Thai Red Curry Roasted Vegetables over Quinoa

Thai Red Curry Roasted Vegetables over Quinoa

| February 22, 2013 | 5 Comments

This Thai Red Curry Roasted Vegetables over Quinoa is one of my favorite dishes. Like ever. Actually, anything with Thai Red Curry Sauce falls into that designation. But making this? Well, it’s not for Shawn and I sort of had to hold my breath seeing if the kids would like it too. See, onions are […]

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Herb and Cheese Crust Hawaiian Pizza

Herb and Cheese Crust Hawaiian Pizza

| February 10, 2013 | 11 Comments

When the snow moved in on Friday, it was fast and furious. One second, I was lamenting that school was pre-emptively canceled and the next the lawn had a full-on dusting of snow. Throughout the day it snowed and snowed, becoming more treacherous by the moment. As dinner neared, it was clear that we weren’t […]

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Cheese and Tomato Pizza with Garlic Bread Crust

Cheese and Tomato Pizza with Garlic Bread Crust

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Paige’s gleeful giggles have a pure melodic quality to them. When they fill the kitchen, it echos across the house — a sweet sound that never fails to make me smile. Hers are quickly joined by Will’s uncontrollable laughter. His laughter is loud and unwieldy and so, so happy. It’s joy, unleashed. We are so […]

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