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Quick Chicken Parmesan

Quick Chicken Parmesan

| July 13, 2009 | 3 Comments

After coming back from vacation last week, I had a rough time getting back into the rhythm of blogging. That transition from relaxation to dedicated workerbee sure is a hard one, isn’t it? That’s why there was only one recipe last week. Forgive me, there will be more recipes this week. Promise. So let’s talk […]

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Garlic Scape Risotto, And the Benefit of the Doubt

Garlic Scape Risotto, And the Benefit of the Doubt

| July 8, 2009 | 4 Comments

Before I tell you about this delish Garlic Scape Risotto recipe, I want to stop for a moment and say something … I’ve avoided the coverage that’s been everywhere about Michael Jackson’s death. Frankly, I found it pathetic that the same media outlets that have made him out to be a bizarre individual for the […]

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Garden Fresh Marinade: Rosemary Garlic Pork Chops

Garden Fresh Marinade: Rosemary Garlic Pork Chops

| June 15, 2009 | 4 Comments

Knock, knock! That’s what Paige says when she’s running into a room. It’s her own special way of announcing her presence. It brings an ear-to-ear smile to my face just to think about it. She is so sweet, so smart and so loving … I couldn’t ask for more. And this weekend, she impressed me […]

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Easy Low-Fat Salt and Pepper Chicken Breasts

Easy Low-Fat Salt and Pepper Chicken Breasts

| April 19, 2009 | 3 Comments

Yesterday afternoon, Paige woke up long before Will from their afternoon nap, a very rare occurrence. Apparently all that fresh air really did him in. Finally, as it neared evening, I had to wake him up. Paige was munching on tasty low-fat chocolate chip cookies and scampered into their bedroom with me. Did she boast […]

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Honey Garlic Chipotle Flank Steak

Honey Garlic Chipotle Flank Steak

| April 4, 2009 | 3 Comments

Until a few years ago, I had never even heard of flank steak. Chuck, cube, sirloin, strip, porterhouse, filet, T-bone . . . those were all fine and recognizable. But flank steak? No clue whatsoever. And it’s certainly not the sexiest of names so I didn’ t have high hopes. Finally, after reading about it […]

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Evolving Food: Buffalo-Spiked Chicken Meatballs

Evolving Food: Buffalo-Spiked Chicken Meatballs

| March 4, 2009 | 4 Comments

Growing up, I had a very cut and dry sense of food. It wasn’t anyone’s doing, just in my head I created this black and white picture of food. It had to fit into the little niche space I mentally created for it. Pasta was always served with marinara (except for the one or two […]

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Garlic Soy Stir Fry

Garlic Soy Stir Fry

| February 22, 2009 | 7 Comments

In my single days, a mainstay of my cooking was stir fry. It is just so easy. Chop up a few veggies, toss it in a pan with a little oil and stir, stir, stir until the vegetables are done, then add sauce and serve over rice. If you are feeling particularly ambitious, you might […]

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Healthy and Tasty Turkey Meatballs

Healthy and Tasty Turkey Meatballs

| November 26, 2008 | 5 Comments

Sometimes, I just don’t know where to start when I write about a recipe. Do I tell you how Paige ate so many of these meatballs that I wondered if she was hiding them in her shirt for later? Or do I tell you how Will was reluctant to eat them, but ended up cleaning […]

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Fajita Beef and Vegetables over Rice

Fajita Beef and Vegetables over Rice

| November 18, 2008 | 2 Comments

We did it with $7, including a dessert or appetizer. And somehow, that seemed not too bad. Yes, it was challenging. But it wasn’t so challenging that I ever worried that I might not have made the limit. But this week, with a slightly larger $10 budget and without the added stress of an app […]

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10-Minute Salsa Chicken

10-Minute Salsa Chicken

| October 20, 2008 | 5 Comments

Of course I knew it was a school day for Will the other day, but I felt like there was still plenty of time before the rush and routine of getting ready to go. I was sitting on the couch, Will on my lap, watching something forgettable when it struck me: It was nearing noon […]

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