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Lime Black Bean Salad with Shrimp

Lime Black Bean Salad with Shrimp

| March 24, 2011 | 8 Comments

When it comes to citrus, lime is my clear favorite. Yes, I like orange juice and the occasional grapefruit. And yes, lemon is perfect for some dishes. But I save my lovin’ for the lime. Limeaid, lime in guacamole, Lime White Chocolate Cookies — I love it all. So, lime in a dressing? Naturally, when […]

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Grilled Cheese with Bacon Sandwich

Grilled Cheese with Bacon Sandwich

| February 23, 2011 | 9 Comments

Today’s post was planned, started and scheduled in my planner. The photographs were taken and edited, just awaiting uploading. But then something happened. This morning, Paige pulled out a vintage Barbie cookbook I picked up at a book sale last year. She carried it around the house. And after reading a thick stack of Dr. […]

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Ham, Swiss, Avocado and Spinach Panini

Ham, Swiss, Avocado and Spinach Panini

| January 18, 2011 | 11 Comments

Turns out that the schools “great” system of alerting parents at our school of delays, closings and emergencies is a bit of a pain. I mean, at first glance, it’s great. Instead of having to endure the forever-long list of district closings being read on the radio, they call us. And text. And email. At […]

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Olive Brussels Sprouts with Feta, Roasted Red Peppers and Bacon

Olive Brussels Sprouts with Feta, Roasted Red Peppers and Bacon

| November 8, 2010 | 9 Comments

This morning we awoke to the tsk-tsk sounds of sleet falling outside. My dogs, who adore going outside early in the morning in the spring, summer and fall, quickly went back to bed when they saw it coming down. Clearly, winter is coming (a fact that intellectually makes sense, but practically really doesn’t hit you […]

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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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