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Edamame Chicken Dinner Salad

Edamame Chicken Dinner Salad

| April 22, 2012 | 12 Comments

A salad like this is a perfect ending to a cheery day. It hits all the right notes — crisp, crunchy, sweet, savory and belly-filling. And despite the length of the ingredients list, it’s ready in 10 minutes or less. An invaluable recipe to have in your repertoire, right? This healthful salad was actually the […]

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Toss Together Chorizo, Feta and Tomato Pasta

Toss Together Chorizo, Feta and Tomato Pasta

| March 13, 2012 | 6 Comments

On Sundays, I cook. Maybe it’s cliche, I don’t know. But Sunday is the day when I make a big batch of something for lunch that we can nibble from during the week. Hopefully that something is also good for Will’s lunch on Monday too. It’s also the day that I usually bake to fill […]

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Roasted Vegetable Quinoa

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa

| February 22, 2012 | 11 Comments

I’ve probably said this a million times, but sometimes the simplest preparation — like roasting vegetables with just olive oil, salt and pepper — can yield the most extraordinary results. That’s the case with this Roasted Vegetable Quinoa, a bake that’s sweet, savory and totally craveworthy, which I made for a special dinner over the […]

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Roasted Red Pepper, Sunflower and Walnut Pesto

Roasted Red Pepper, Sunflower and Walnut Pesto

| February 21, 2012 | 13 Comments

The kids and I have been establishing new routines this year. We’ve shed the lazy weekends that used to feel so empty and instead started packing Saturday and Sunday tight with grocery shopping at the good store, cooking, library time, church and family dinner with our extended family. Though I thought the structure of weekend […]

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Smoked Cheddar and Blue Cheese Brisket Macaroni and Cheese

Smoked Cheddar and Blue Cheese Brisket Macaroni and Cheese

| February 3, 2012 | 6 Comments

Last year, a restaurant dedicated solely to macaroni and cheese opened nearby. Shawn and I had heard about it months in advance and were so excited to try it. Once it opened, we were almost instantly there with the kids. The premise is genius — take a classic comfort food and make it a bunch […]

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Honey-Tart Cherry Glazed Salmon with Rustic Tart Cherry Salsa

Honey-Tart Cherry Glazed Salmon with Rustic Tart Cherry Salsa

| February 1, 2012 | 13 Comments

Sweet Honey-Tart Cherry Glazed Salmon is serves with a spicy, zesty salsa in this delicious seafood recipe. This recipe was created for my client, the Cherry Marketing Institute, but all opinions are my own. I’m mildly obsessed with superfruits, which are basically the health super heroes of the fruit world. They provide so many valuable […]

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Smoky Slow Cooker Beef Brisket

Smoky Slow Cooker Beef Brisket

| December 26, 2011 | 13 Comments

If I had to choose just two things to make in the slow cooker ever, it would be brisket and pulled pork. I’m a huge fan of these BBQ favorites and though I don’t have a smoker at home to make authentic versions, slow cooker variations are pretty good themselves. Especially now that I have […]

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Baked Ginger Sesame Chicken and Broccoli (and Eat. Live. Be. Reboot)

Baked Ginger Sesame Chicken and Broccoli (and Eat. Live. Be. Reboot)

| December 14, 2011 | 9 Comments

When Will saw me starting to steam broccoli for this dish, he couldn’t help but let out a little cheer. It’s his very favorite vegetable — and has been since he was a toddler. Even though he’s loved it for much of his six years, I am always caught off guard by his excitement. When […]

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Cooking with Kids: English Muffin Pizzas

Cooking with Kids: English Muffin Pizzas

| December 12, 2011 | 8 Comments

Sometimes, cooking with kids is all about teaching them measuring, mixing and knife skills. We do this a lot. The kids and I talk about the different measurements we use and measure things out together. They are often the ones to whisk-shift dry ingredients for me or to stir together whatever needs stirring. But cooking […]

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Seasoned Baked Chicken Nuggets

Seasoned Baked Chicken Nuggets

| November 29, 2011 | 9 Comments

The other night, when I was at Cate‘s house for our Blogger Thanksgiving fest, we were reheating a batch of these Homemade Seasoned Baked Chicken Nuggets that I made for the kids. Cate asked me if they were done right after I’d checked on them, and I said “No, they aren’t humming yet.” It never […]

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