Roasted Veggies and Rice Noodles with Poached Egg

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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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Roasted Tomato, Basil and Chickpea Pasta Salad

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Once upon a time, I used to wonder why farmers markets didn’t open earlier in the year. Here in Connecticut, many don’t open until late June (though there are a few that open earlier), which seemed cruelly late. Why should we have to wait so long to have access to fresh, local fruits and vegetables?…

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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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Creamy Penne with Broccoli and Shrimp

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Thank you to Kraft Foods for offering me the opportunity to recreate a recipe with PHILADELPHIA Cooking Creme. Please click here to learn more about all the PHILADELPHIA Cooking Creme flavors and recipes.    Oh pasta, what a wonderful comfort you are … especially creamy ones like this easy alfredo-wanna-be. We’ll get to the recipe…

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