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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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Veggie and Bean Rice Bowls with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette

Veggie and Bean Rice Bowls with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette

| March 15, 2013 | 6 Comments

Dear March, enough with the cold weather. I am so over it. Bring on the warmer temperatures, skin-kissing sun rays and afternoons in the backyard. Seriously, it’s time to let go of the near-freezing temperatures and tuck the bulky coats away once and for all. Please? Whether or not March complies with my request (and […]

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Veggie Overload Quesadillas

Veggie Overload Quesadillas

| March 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

There’s something about a warm, toasty, stuffed quesadilla that just says comfort. With all the melty cheese, the crisp outside and … well, whatever you stuff in it. It’s a definite favorite of mine. And I especially appreciate how simple, fast and easy quesadillas are — even when you get a little fancy with the […]

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Thai Red Curry Roasted Vegetables over Quinoa

Thai Red Curry Roasted Vegetables over Quinoa

| February 22, 2013 | 5 Comments

This Thai Red Curry Roasted Vegetables over Quinoa is one of my favorite dishes. Like ever. Actually, anything with Thai Red Curry Sauce falls into that designation. But making this? Well, it’s not for Shawn and I sort of had to hold my breath seeing if the kids would like it too. See, onions are […]

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Cheese and Tomato Pizza with Garlic Bread Crust

Cheese and Tomato Pizza with Garlic Bread Crust

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Paige’s gleeful giggles have a pure melodic quality to them. When they fill the kitchen, it echos across the house — a sweet sound that never fails to make me smile. Hers are quickly joined by Will’s uncontrollable laughter. His laughter is loud and unwieldy and so, so happy. It’s joy, unleashed. We are so […]

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Garlicky Romaine Hearts Salad with Bacon, Walnuts and Blue Cheese

Garlicky Romaine Hearts Salad with Bacon, Walnuts and Blue Cheese

| January 9, 2013 | 7 Comments

Paige’s blondish-brownish hair swung below her knitted cap as she climbed the stairs to her school bus today, heading off to kindergarten. She sunk onto the first seat, sliding to the window and looking out at me with her big brown eyes. Immediately, her little hand rose  and started waving. I did the same, wearing […]

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Sauteed Leeks with Bacon and Lentils

Sauteed Leeks with Bacon and Lentils

| January 5, 2013 | 6 Comments

On New Year’s Day, I wanted to fill our table with as many lucky foods as possible — including the Banana Cornbread and this rich, delicious lentil dish. We could definitely use a little luck as we head into 2013 — it has to be a better year. And so far, it’s been mostly good. […]

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Salmon Cakes En Croute

Salmon Cakes En Croute

| December 10, 2012 | 6 Comments

One summer weekend a few years ago, I lured a few good friends from New York with the promise of a home cooked dinner and some girl time (as well as seeing my two little ones, who they love). During the course of cooking, I asked them to go pluck some herbs from the herb […]

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