Cooking with Kids: Heirloom Tomato Sauce

Every fall, I make a big batch of Roasted Tomato Sauce (and, last year, tomato paste) and can it for wintertime. Opening up a jar of it in the dead of winter is glorious. It’s like bottling summertime. But this year I just haven’t gotten to it and really am not sure if I will….

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Grilled Sausage Lasagna Recipe

Yesterday was a day filled with sandcastles, swimming and laughter. The kids and I spent nearly all day at the beach (don’t worry, we remembered the sunscreen!). We paused for a fast lunch, but otherwise we could be found splashing in the water, playing in the sand and generally having a good time. When I…

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Ramps, and a Delicious Quick and Easy Ramp Pesto

This quick and easy recipe for Ramp Pesto uses the seasonal wild onion to make a bold pesto that my kids and I love. Meet ramps … In the bowl pictured above are some chopped ramps, a wild onion that grows in the Eastern part of the United States and Canada. Also known as a…

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Sesame Orzo Salad Recipe

Yesterday was the first time in months that I haven’t posted on my usually Monday through Friday schedule. Sure, I could have posted a Wordless Wednesday photo or pointed out a recent article. But my words and ideas just wouldn’t come. I was spent, and needed a day off. I hope you understand. Now, let’s…

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Cooking with Kids: Pasta with Things Mixed In (Aka Macaroni and Cheese with Tomatoes)

Will is a boy who loves food, loves making food and loves planning things related to food. So do I, but he’s only four. This evening, he decided that he wanted a part in the dinner planning. “Mommy, can we have pasta for dinner tonight,” he asked. I plan our meals on the weekends, so…

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