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Garlic Scapes Recipes: Garlic Scape Carbonara

Garlic Scapes Recipes: Garlic Scape Carbonara

| June 29, 2009 | 44 Comments

Last year, while trolling a local farmers market, I discovered some curly green shoots that were unlike anything I had ever seen. Vibrantly green and mostly firm, save a slight grassy portion at the top, I took a few garlic scapes home and cooked with them … and promptly fell in love. What were they […]

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Perfect for Farmer’s Market Finds: Two Pepper Pasta

Perfect for Farmer’s Market Finds: Two Pepper Pasta

| May 22, 2009 | 3 Comments

Sometimes, I wish I could slow time down just a little bit. This month is flying by at warp speed and I just want to stop it for a little bit so that I can sit back and enjoy May. But time has other ideas, and we are just along for the ride.  Pretty soon, […]

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Roasted Vegetable and Lemon Tortellini Pasta

Roasted Vegetable and Lemon Tortellini Pasta

| May 15, 2009 | 3 Comments

When I picked up Will from school today, one of the other moms asked me about my writing. She’d noticed my email signature, which indicates that I am a writer and editor and a few of the sites that I regularly write for. The question caught me totally off guard — but in a good […]

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My Little Elephant and Orange Pasta Salad

My Little Elephant and Orange Pasta Salad

| March 20, 2009 | 2 Comments

This evening, I was tucking Will into bed when I asked him if he knew what day tomorrow is. He didn’t, but he declared it to be the day we play the square game (Candy Land, in lay terms). The boy never forgets anything — this afternoon on the way home from school, I mentioned […]

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Almost Grown-Up Macaroni and Cheese

Almost Grown-Up Macaroni and Cheese

| January 26, 2009 | 1 Comment

Some days, the last thing I want to be is an adult. Wouldn’t it be nice to pop back to childhood once in awhile? Just click your heels three times and there you are, seven years old again and free from responsibility, obligation and demands. Life is simple, and even easy. You get up and […]

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Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli Ragu

Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli Ragu

| October 14, 2008 | 1 Comment

This photo doesn’t do the dish justice. I love mixing a tomato sauce with broccoli. And when it’s lightly roasted broccoli like you find in this recipe, it’s all the better. Roasting broccoli brings out a great, lightly sweet flavor in it. Will and Paige gobbled this up. (This is part of The $7 Dinner […]

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Easy Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Easy Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

| September 22, 2008 | 9 Comments

As my friends can attest, there was a time in my life where I could down a whole box of macaroni and cheese. In the days before organic, eating local and slow food became buzz words, I was all about the quick, easy and accessible. That was also before I (and most people) ever laid […]

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Kale Pesto

Kale Pesto

| September 12, 2008 | 8 Comments

A few years ago, Will was the kid on the beach afraid to leave his little chair and get his toes sandy. He used to scream about it being dirty. But children grow and change. Yesterday I watched at a distance as Will studied the periwinkles, hermit crabs and minnows that inhabit the tidal pools […]

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Basic Beef for Bolognese, Calzones, Shepherd’s Pie and More

Basic Beef for Bolognese, Calzones, Shepherd’s Pie and More

| September 9, 2008 | 2 Comments

I love – LOVE – the ease of food that can do double duty. For instance, a roasted chicken like the one mentioned on the Everyday Food blog today can be Sunday dinner, Monday chicken tacos, Tuesday chicken and rice and Wednesday chicken salad. Talk about a blessing for a busy, harried mom — or […]

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Mmm . . . Tomato, Bacon, Cheese Pasta

Mmm . . . Tomato, Bacon, Cheese Pasta

| May 9, 2008 | 4 Comments

  I’ve gotten very into Rachael Ray lately. Girlfriend knows what she’s doing . . . My one complaint? Many of the 30 minute meals I have made are 30 minutes of active time . . . that’s quite challenging when you are home alone with two little kids. Often, making her recipes involves Paige […]

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