Roasted Red Pepper, Sunflower and Walnut Pesto

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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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Honey-Tart Cherry Glazed Salmon with Rustic Tart Cherry Salsa

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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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Cooking with Kids: English Muffin Pizzas

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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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Loaded Caesar Salad (and the Eat. Live. Be. Reboot)

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Caesar salad is basic. Predictable. Boring, even. I mean, maybe you’ll find some well-seasoned chicken or delicious shrimp on a special Caesar, but generally it’s the same thing: romaine, Caesar dressing and Parmesan, mix well. Oh, and croutons. Repeat. But who says it has to be that way? Who says that Caesar salads can’t be…

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Seasoned Baked Chicken Nuggets

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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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