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Two Fabulous Panini Recipes: Grilled Chicken, Goat Cheese, Tomato and Basil & Turkey, Apple and Cheddar

Two Fabulous Panini Recipes: Grilled Chicken, Goat Cheese, Tomato and Basil & Turkey, Apple and Cheddar

| August 4, 2010 | 7 Comments

My kids and I have a love affair with paninis. The toasty pressed sandwiches have so many possibilities for fabulous, delicious fillings: chicken, pesto and tomato; ham, Swiss and honey mustard; roast beef, blue cheese and arugula. The list goes on and on. Well, in researching for my Tablespoon.com column, I discovered that August is […]

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Sesame Soy Napa Cabbage Slaw Recipe

Sesame Soy Napa Cabbage Slaw Recipe

| August 3, 2010 | 4 Comments

When the school packet arrived last week, I got choked up. Parked at the top of our long, winding driveway, I quickly scanned the forms for teacher names while the kids demanded to know if there was mail for them. “One second, guys,” I said. It was the last day of July, a beautiful, spotless […]

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California Turkey Club Wrap Recipe

California Turkey Club Wrap Recipe

| July 29, 2010 | 1 Comment

Anything with avocado is wonderful in my book — and my kids’ books too. We all adore the soft, creamy flesh of avocados. Whether it’s eaten just cut from the pit or mashed into guacamole, you can bet that Will and Paige will gobble it up fast. So, when I started thinking about making wraps […]

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Tuna Cakes Recipe

Tuna Cakes Recipe

| May 19, 2010 | 5 Comments

It’s been nearly a decade since I last ate canned tuna (and that was once … the time before that? About five years prior). I don’t eat it. I don’t like it. Usually the smell grosses me out, and honestly I would rather have fresh. But when I recently told you about the Salmon Cakes […]

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Cooking with Kids: Make Your Own Couscous

Cooking with Kids: Make Your Own Couscous

| March 1, 2010 | 4 Comments

One of the most brilliant gifts of motherhood is watching your kids develop their own personalities, likes and dislikes. I am blessed to mother two strong, brilliant, adventurous kids who don’t think anything is beyond their reach. It’s amazing. If you are a regular reader, you know that both of my kids adore cooking with […]

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Cooking with Kids: Black Bean, Avocado and Red Pepper Quesadillas

Cooking with Kids: Black Bean, Avocado and Red Pepper Quesadillas

| February 15, 2010 | 1 Comment

Things don’t always go the way we want them to. Sure, wouldn’t we all just love everything to go exactly as we plan right down to the nitty gritty details? But then, that would make life predictable … and that’s not good either. So, maybe having things go unpredictably is a good thing after all. […]

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Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with Gorgonzola and Sunflower Seeds Recipe

Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with Gorgonzola and Sunflower Seeds Recipe

| February 9, 2010 | 4 Comments

A few months ago, I read somewhere that basically Brussels sprouts are the new black. While I agree that they are absolutely, positively delectable … I think this highly underrated vegetable has been getting its long-awaited dues for awhile now. People are recognizing how delicious a well-prepared sprout can be, and eaten them up. Literally. […]

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Spicy Pastrami, Bacon, Swiss Wrap

Spicy Pastrami, Bacon, Swiss Wrap

| January 14, 2010 | 3 Comments

A local deli makes this massive, delightful sandwich called Amanda’s Big Mouth. It’s pastrami, cheddar, bacon, onions, lettuce, tomato, hot sauce and thousand island dressing (I skip the dressing)—and it’s amazing. It’s the kind of sandwich you eat when you are starving … or when you just want something amazing when you are enjoying a […]

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Easy Green Salad with Roasted Salmon Recipe

Easy Green Salad with Roasted Salmon Recipe

| January 6, 2010 | 2 Comments

What do you eat for lunch? People always talk about how important it is to have a good breakfast, but it’s also really important to have a good lunch — one that is filling, satisfying and healthy. For me, lunch is sometimes a sandwich or pasta, but more often it’s a salad. Salads served topped […]

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French Toasted Apple Grilled Cheese

French Toasted Apple Grilled Cheese

| March 27, 2009 | 9 Comments

When I flipped this sandwich out of the frying pan and onto Will’s plate, I instantly smiled. Do you see it? The simple, unmistakable shape was clear as day. Instead of shooting a photo of the most perfect sandwich in the batch, I went with the one with the perfect little unexpected heart. Here, you […]

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