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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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Easy, Juicy Rosemary Romano Roasted Turkey Cutlets

Easy, Juicy Rosemary Romano Roasted Turkey Cutlets

| November 22, 2011 | 6 Comments

The first Thanksgiving after I graduated college was disappointing at best. I’d made plans to spend Thanksgiving with my cousins, which I was really looking forward to. But then my car died suddenly and my plans were totally derailed. Without a car, I had to cancel my plans at the last minute. Thanksgiving dinner was […]

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Sundried Tomato and Prosciutto Pasta

Sundried Tomato and Prosciutto Pasta

| November 9, 2011 | 2 Comments

When my GPS system successfully directs me to a destination, it says, “You have arrived.” I love it. Beyond the words,  the way it says it is so special — as if I am a debutant being presented to society. It never fails to make me smile. When I went away to college, I thought […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage Gnocchi

Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage Gnocchi

| October 25, 2011 | 10 Comments

Pillow-y gnocchi. Sweet roasted butternut squash. A buttery creamy sage sauce. We’ve been eating variations of this dish for weeks now, but tonight … tonight it was beyond perfect. It was blissful. The thing that made all the difference? Adding a ladle-full of gnocchi water to the sauce, something that I discovered after reading Aviva […]

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Apricot-Glazed Sage and Garlic Pork Tenderloin (and a Costco Cash Giveaway)

Apricot-Glazed Sage and Garlic Pork Tenderloin (and a Costco Cash Giveaway)

| October 22, 2011 | 28 Comments

When you’ve spent your whole summer on a loose and open schedule like ours, it can be hard to get back into the groove of things when the school year comes along. We definitely felt this more this year than ever. Summer was long and blissful. I smile whenever I think of the long bike […]

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Butternut Squash, Toasted Walnut and Dried Cranberry Salad

Butternut Squash, Toasted Walnut and Dried Cranberry Salad

| October 18, 2011 | 7 Comments

So. I’ve had a couple of butternut squashes in my fridge. They’ve been taunting me. Staring me down. Begging me to do something, anything with them. But I was nervous. It’s been years since I handled and cooked squashes in their whole form. Typically, I take the easy way out and buy squash that’s already […]

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