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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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Oven Poached Flounder with Garlic and Olive Oil

Oven Poached Flounder with Garlic and Olive Oil

| April 23, 2012 | 8 Comments

Looking for a delicious flounder recipe for busy nights? Oven Poached Flounder with Garlic an Olive Oil is a quick and easy recipe — and flavorful too. “Winter was not kind to my body this year.” Those words escaped my lips at the beach last week. It erupted forward before I could self-censor myself and […]

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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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