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Mediterranean Whole Grain Calzones

Mediterranean Whole Grain Calzones

| November 21, 2012 | 5 Comments

Weeknights can get so crazy. When the kids get home from school, it always seems like a mad rush to do homework, sometimes have a snack and get dinner going. But I am usually still working. And trying to oversee said homework. And managing a house full of kids and dogs. This all creates a […]

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Garlicky Shrimp, Spinach and Asiago Pizza

Garlicky Shrimp, Spinach and Asiago Pizza

| November 16, 2012 | 2 Comments

Thanksgiving is now less than a week away. But we’re going to take a tiny break from all the Stress-Free Thanksgiving discussion to talk about something equally important: Friday night fun. Just about every Friday, the kids and I dash off to the library for books and movies after school. And when we return, we […]

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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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Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Bake

Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Bake

| October 5, 2012 | 6 Comments

When I was in high school, dinnertime was a little complicated for our family. My parents worked. I had many activities and a job. So getting dinner on the table for all of us? It was challenging. Because there was seldom much time between when my parents got home and when I needed to go […]

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Two Cheese Steak Flatbread Pizza with Swiss Chard Chimichurri

Two Cheese Steak Flatbread Pizza with Swiss Chard Chimichurri

| October 5, 2012 | 3 Comments

Friday night in our house is Family Movie Night. It’s a family tradition that started in the dark days of winter a few years ago when I felt like work was encroaching too much on life. So I decided to do something about it … and one Friday, I announced it was Family Movie Night, […]

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BLT Salad Pizza

BLT Salad Pizza

| September 24, 2012 | 3 Comments

This quick and easy pizza recipe combines store-bought dough with a cheesy, bacony topping and … salad! BLT Salad Pizza is worth every bite! Can we talk about gardening for a sec? Look, I totally failed at it this year. Miserably. How about you? In the past, I have made a good effort to grow […]

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Leek and Bacon Carbonara

Leek and Bacon Carbonara

| June 11, 2012 | 12 Comments

The spring before Will turned 3, I was consumed with thoughts of preschool. This isn’t New York, so while there was a choice to be made, we didn’t have to contend with wait lists that begin before birth. Still, the slots fill up and time was ticking away while I held out on phoning the […]

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Swiss Chard, Pea Shoot and Mushroom Rice Bowls with Runny Eggs

Swiss Chard, Pea Shoot and Mushroom Rice Bowls with Runny Eggs

| May 31, 2012 | 11 Comments

Forgive me, but could someone please tell me how it’s Thursday already? And the last day of the month? And for that matter, where today went? Cause I am baffled by this all right now. Like seriously? Then again, that’s how I felt yesterday too — sort of, at least. I spent all day freaking […]

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Sauteed Five Spice Shrimp

Sauteed Five Spice Shrimp

This quick and easy recipe for Sauteed Five Spice Shrimp is a kid-favorite in our house. Dr. Seuss once wrote, “Remember that life’s a great balancing act,” and with every passing year, I nod in agreement more and more. This quote sticks in my head, particularly as I zip from work to school to sporting […]

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Roasted Spring Vegetable Herbed Risotto

Roasted Spring Vegetable Herbed Risotto

| April 30, 2012 | 5 Comments

When Will started playing soccer three years ago, I was adamant that I wasn’t a soccer mom. Nor would I ever be. At time, it was a distinction that mentally didn’t jive with who I was. Yes, I was a mother. Yes, I had a child paying soccer. But I wasn’t the mom with the […]

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