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Black Beans and Beet Greens Burritos

Black Beans and Beet Greens Burritos

| August 22, 2013 | 6 Comments

This quick and easy recipe for Black Beans and Beet Greens Burritos was created for Old El Paso and I was compensated for creating it. All opinions are my own. Two kids. Two schools. Two schedules. Two soccer teams. Two scouting troops. Two homework folders. Two packed lunches. Two of everything. Back to school is […]

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Wraps

Chicken Cordon Bleu Wraps

| August 20, 2013 | 6 Comments

Chicken, ham and cheese … this is one of those combinations that just gets me excited. And the addition of honey mustard? It makes this quick and easy recipe for Chicken Cordon Bleu Wraps just perfect. Ever since I made these wraps, Paige has been talking about them. These are one of the things she’s […]

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Shrimp Salad Soft Tacos with Chile and Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

Shrimp Salad Soft Tacos with Chile and Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

| August 15, 2013 | 5 Comments

This quick and easy recipe for Shrimp Salad Soft Tacos with Chile and Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette recipe was created for Old El Paso. All opinions are my own. When I was in college, I had this vision of what I would be like as a grown up. I would live by the sea in a […]

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Picnic Pasta Salad

Picnic Pasta Salad

| July 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

Pack up this perfect quick and easy recipe for Picnic Pasta Salad — an easy on-the-go meal. It’s great for brown bagged work and school lunches too. With August rapidly approaching, I feel like we have passed a major hurdle. We’ve made it through two big heatwaves, and I have managed to (knock on wood) […]

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Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwiches

Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwiches

| July 9, 2013 | 8 Comments

There’s a certain amount of chaos that’s okay in life. It’s comforting even — at least to me. A pile of papers, organized in a way where I know where everything is. A packed schedule that leaves little room for anything. The natural chaos that comes with a busy but relaxed summer. But too much […]

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Simplest Summer Vegetable Miso Noodle Soup

Simplest Summer Vegetable Miso Noodle Soup

| June 19, 2013 | 8 Comments

Our local farmers market opened for the season yesterday (finally!). It used to be an all-organic market that was held just down the street from me. Just minutes away, it was tucked away in the parking lot of a local church. Then it moved a little downtown then a little across town. Throw in a […]

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Lobster Salad with Avocado, Feta and Lemon Vinaigrette

Lobster Salad with Avocado, Feta and Lemon Vinaigrette

| June 6, 2013 | 12 Comments

Lobster salad, anyone? Sure, this isn’t your standard lobster salad — but maybe it’s time to think outside the shell with avocado, red peppers and feta cheese. A tangy lemon vinaigrette brings the flavors together in an unforgettable summer salad. But first let’s talk lobster. Whenever we pass the lobster tanks at our local grocery […]

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Crunchy Strawberry Salad

Crunchy Strawberry Salad

| May 20, 2013 | 3 Comments

Note: This recipe is part of a sponsored series created for Fiber One. With strawberry season arriving in the northeast, I am thinking of all the ways I will use strawberries this season. Typically, I make jam, freeze some, make lemonade, eat a lot and slice some into salads. Strawberries have always been my favorite […]

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Warm Salad with Grilled New Potatoes

Warm Salad with Grilled New Potatoes

| May 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

When the weather warms up, I start thinking about lighter foods. The soups and roasts that hit the spot on frigid New England winter days are forgotten in favor of lighter summer fare like fruit, everything grilled and salads. Dinner becomes an art of combining no-cook dishes (can’t heat up the kitchen!) combined with whatever […]

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Warm Cheesy Roasted Portabella Caesar Salad

Warm Cheesy Roasted Portabella Caesar Salad

| March 19, 2013 | 3 Comments

When I saw these portabella mushrooms at a local grocery store, I swooned and my head filled with images of meaty roasted portabellas on a salad. Everything else I had imagined cooking vanished (I had really planned to stuff mushrooms with St. Patrick’s Day leftovers). I just wanted my warm portabellas and cool salad. We’re […]

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