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Cheesy Italian Roast Beef on Garlic Bread

Cheesy Italian Roast Beef on Garlic Bread

| July 5, 2012 | 6 Comments

  Have you been eating outdoors? We often take our lunch down to the beach to enjoy or pile around the backyard picnic table. And picnics? We love those. When I was asked to join the “30 Days of Outdoor Dining” event put on by Land O’Lakes and Kitchen PLAY in July, I said yes […]

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Roasted Tomato, Basil and Chickpea Pasta Salad

Roasted Tomato, Basil and Chickpea Pasta Salad

| June 22, 2012 | 2 Comments

Once upon a time, I used to wonder why farmers markets didn’t open earlier in the year. Here in Connecticut, many don’t open until late June (though there are a few that open earlier), which seemed cruelly late. Why should we have to wait so long to have access to fresh, local fruits and vegetables? […]

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Berry and Gorgonzola Salad with Crispy Prosciutto

Berry and Gorgonzola Salad with Crispy Prosciutto

| June 5, 2012 | 7 Comments

I feel like I am living in a Katy Perry song. Seriously. Last week it was hot — a steamy 96 degrees a week ago — and this week it’s so cold that we’re bundling up with sweatshirts and our fuzzy blankets. You know, the ones we put away weeks ago. And before we know […]

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Red Pepper and Scallion Mini Frittatas

Red Pepper and Scallion Mini Frittatas

| April 16, 2012 | 14 Comments

When I opened the door to let the dogs out early this morning, I was smacked with chilly air. Not winter cold, but brisk enough to send me retreating to the comfort of the couch farthest from my open living room windows. I wrapped my fuzzy green blanket around me and started reading. Against the […]

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Easy Egg Salad Sandwich For One

Easy Egg Salad Sandwich For One

| April 11, 2012 | 8 Comments

From this angle, you can see the lettuce piled high on whole grain bread and perhaps a hint of the ruby exterior of the lower half of a French breakfast radish. And if you look closely, you can see the not-too-thick, not-too-thin layer of easy egg salad for one. This sandwich takes mere minutes to […]

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Green Apple, Red Onion, Avocado and Red Pepper Salad

Green Apple, Red Onion, Avocado and Red Pepper Salad

| March 28, 2012 | 2 Comments

After a long day at Walt Disney World last week, all I wanted was a salad. It was tattooed on my brain — the kind of desire that trumps all other thoughts and options. Forget about the long menu with some truly amazing dishes. Show me the salads, people. So when Shawn, the kids and […]

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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 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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Spicy Honey Chipotle Squash and Sweet Potatoes over Brown Rice

Spicy Honey Chipotle Squash and Sweet Potatoes over Brown Rice

| February 6, 2012 | 7 Comments

A few weeks ago, I bought some brown basmati rice for a night when my husband was working. Though we’ve never really loved any brown rice in the past, this time the kids and I enjoyed the nutty grain. But when it came time to make rice a few days later for the whole family, […]

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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

I’m mildly obsessed with superfruits, which are basically the health super heroes of the fruit world. They provide so many valuable nutrients like antioxidants and just taste so good too. Really, I can’t get enough of pomegranates, adore blueberries and crave cranberries (which are huge here in New England). Recently, I got to try another […]

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