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Cauliflower Blueberry Couscous Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Cauliflower Blueberry Couscous Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

| February 2, 2014 | 21 Comments

This post is sponsored by US Highbush Blueberry Council in connection with the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. As the close of 2013 came, I found myself undergoing a major shift inside. It had a lot to do with health and career trajectory — for the last few years, I have struggled with my weight but couldn’t […]

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Kale Chimichurri Sauce

Kale Chimichurri Sauce

| September 22, 2013 | 1 Comment

This quick and easy recipe for Kale Chimichurri Sauce makes a tart, earthy sauce perfect for serving on beef, chicken, fish, salad and more. It’s good to do things that scare you. Doing so not only builds character but also builds your resiliency. It naturally raises your inner bar for fear, making you stronger. And […]

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Easy Refrigerator Peach Blueberry Jam

Easy Refrigerator Peach Blueberry Jam

| July 17, 2013 | 18 Comments

Who says jam making has to be time consuming? This Peach Blueberry Jam is a quick, simple, easy refrigerator jam perfect for summertime. Making fresh homemade jam is one of those summer things. Fruit that’s been ripened in the sun and picked at its ripest makes the best jams. In years past, I’ve made and […]

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Lobster Salad with Avocado, Feta and Lemon Vinaigrette

Lobster Salad with Avocado, Feta and Lemon Vinaigrette

| June 6, 2013 | 10 Comments

Lobster salad, anyone? Sure, this isn’t your standard lobster salad — but maybe it’s time to think outside the shell with avocado, red peppers and feta cheese. A tangy lemon vinaigrette brings the flavors together in an unforgettable summer salad. But first let’s talk lobster. Whenever we pass the lobster tanks at our local grocery […]

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Grilled Garlic Butter Clams

Grilled Garlic Butter Clams

| May 8, 2013 | 3 Comments

New England summers have always meant copious amounts of seafood for me. And this year is no different — so as soon as the temperatures hit that comfortable level where grilling outside can be accompanied with eating outside, we picked up some littleneck clams to grill. Our local butcher shop, which also features a nice […]

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Onions, Bacon and Cranberries

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Onions, Bacon and Cranberries

| November 8, 2012 | 12 Comments

On Thanksgiving, my husband cooks our turkey. It goes in the countertop rotisserie and spins around, cooking for a few hours. It’s always juicy and so flavorful, and everyone dives for it. But me? I am all about the side dishes. There’s something exciting about a table loaded with squash, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green […]

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Cranberry Citrus Martini (and Don’t Forget the Drinks)

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Cranberry Citrus Martini (and Don’t Forget the Drinks)

| November 7, 2012 | 2 Comments

Confession: I’ve been known to carefully plan holiday dinners but totally forget about drinks. Usually it’s my husband who clues into the conspicuous absence of beverages. He asks me if I bought anything to serve for drinks. And my response? Usually something like “Well, there’s water!” He’s not fond of that answer. Don’t worry — […]

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Tangy Cranberry Almond Coleslaw

Tangy Cranberry Almond Coleslaw

| July 31, 2012 | 6 Comments

Warm breezes, the sound of waves crashing on the shore, laughter … these are the things our happy summer celebrations are made of. And they are fueled by summer dinners where the chicken is grilled, the corn is freshly peeled and steamed and the salads are chilled. We had a bit of a celebration recently […]

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Oven Poached Flounder with Garlic and Olive Oil

Oven Poached Flounder with Garlic and Olive Oil

| April 23, 2012 | 7 Comments

“Winter was not kind to my body this year.” Those words escaped my lips at the beach last week. It erupted forward before I could self-censor myself and tuck the sentiment away. My cousins, to whom I spoke, quickly tried to argue with compliments, a sweet gesture but the scale doesn’t lie. I’ve put on […]

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Lighter New England Clam Chowder, A Family Recipe

Lighter New England Clam Chowder, A Family Recipe

| January 10, 2012 | 2 Comments

A little over a year ago, Shawn, the kids and several of our friends were on the Cape (Cape Cod, that is) for a wedding. One evening, we got takeout from a little place in Orleans, Massachusetts called Sir Crickets. We all ordered something different — fried clams, fried oysters (mmm!), clam chowder, fish and […]

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