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Easy Butternut Squash Alfredo

Easy Butternut Squash Alfredo

| March 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

Easy Butternut Squash Alfredo is a creamy, cheesy pasta dish perfect for a quick and easy dinner. This recipe was created for my client Green Giant, but all opinions are my own. When I served this pasta for dinner earlier this week, I did something I pretty much never do: I didn’t tell Paige exactly […]

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Creamy Spinach Artichoke Macaroni and Cheese with Gouda

Creamy Spinach Artichoke Macaroni and Cheese with Gouda

| February 24, 2014 | 18 Comments

Spinach artichoke dip — that party favorite — meets creamy macaroni and cheese with Gouda in this easy, delicious recipe. Once upon a time in a far off place macaroni and cheese was a dinner staple created so often that I realized it was faster and better just to make it from scratch. Okay, so […]

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Easy Veggie Scampi with Whole Wheat Thin Spaghetti

Easy Veggie Scampi with Whole Wheat Thin Spaghetti

| November 8, 2013 | 2 Comments

This recipe for Easy Veggie Scampi is a fabulous lunch to enjoy with friends, and was created for my client Campbell’s. All opinions are my own. Okay, I know we are all in full-holiday mode here … but can we talk about lunch for a minute? While I love the idea of doing lunch ala […]

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Grilled Steak Bruschetta Tortellini (Quick Family Meals)

Grilled Steak Bruschetta Tortellini (Quick Family Meals)

| August 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop and creation of a quick and easy recipe for Grilled Steak Bruschetta Tortellini has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. Life as a family feels like a delicately arranged jigsaw puzzle. Scheduling […]

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Picnic Pasta Salad

Picnic Pasta Salad

| July 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

Pack up this perfect quick and easy recipe for Picnic Pasta Salad — an easy on-the-go meal. It’s great for brown bagged work and school lunches too. With August rapidly approaching, I feel like we have passed a major hurdle. We’ve made it through two big heatwaves, and I have managed to (knock on wood) […]

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Simplest Summer Vegetable Miso Noodle Soup

Simplest Summer Vegetable Miso Noodle Soup

| June 19, 2013 | 8 Comments

Our local farmers market opened for the season yesterday (finally!). It used to be an all-organic market that was held just down the street from me. Just minutes away, it was tucked away in the parking lot of a local church. Then it moved a little downtown then a little across town. Throw in a […]

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Homemade Egg Pasta

Homemade Egg Pasta

| March 6, 2013 | 5 Comments

When I was in high school, I started seriously reading cookbooks — trying to decipher how to cook. My obsession began with vegetarian ones (I was a vegetarian at the time). I collected them, paging through the recipes and imagining the day when I could figure out how to take those words and translate them […]

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Salsa con Queso Macaroni and Cheese

Salsa con Queso Macaroni and Cheese

| January 16, 2013 | 2 Comments

This morning, I was reading a cookbook in bed when Will came in and climbed in beside me. Soon, Paige joined us too. They both cuddled up, letting me hug them tight. We laughed and joked and even leafed through some of the cookbook together. Today was a snow day, so there was no school […]

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Roasted Veggies and Rice Noodles with Poached Egg

Roasted Veggies and Rice Noodles with Poached Egg

| December 6, 2012 | 6 Comments

My world right now is dominated by work and schedules and Christmas trees and baking and Christmas pageants and decorating and gift planning (we’ll get to the buying soon, I hope …) and … ‘Tis the season. Between all this push-pull of responsibilities and seasonal traditions and holiday excitement, I am trying to soak in […]

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Cranberry White Chocolate Muffins

Cranberry White Chocolate Muffins

| December 3, 2012 | 11 Comments

When I bought three pounds of cranberries for Thanksgiving, I knew I would only use two pounds for the duo of cranberry sauces I was making. Still, cranberries aren’t as readily available for much of the year, so if there was ever a time to enjoy them, it’s now. And I thought maybe — just […]

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