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The Devil Wears Prada Grilled Cheese

The Devil Wears Prada Grilled Cheese

| September 18, 2012 | 7 Comments

When I fall in love with a movie, I watch it again and again and again, enjoying it more every time. Dirty Dancing, The Wizard of Oz and Annie were among my early favorites. And in more recent years, I have added Under the Tuscan Sun, Sweet Home Alabama and The Devil Wears Prada to […]

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Brie Toast with Truffled Tomato Bruschetta

Brie Toast with Truffled Tomato Bruschetta

| September 4, 2012 | 6 Comments

When my kids returned to school last week, there was a moment where the silence of the house settled around me. Everything was so still. The dogs were sleeping. The kids were gone. And the whole lack-of-noise was unsettling. For that moment at least. After a summer of being surrounded by noise and action, the […]

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Quick Barbecue Cheddar Sausage Sandwiches with Balsamic Onions

Quick Barbecue Cheddar Sausage Sandwiches with Balsamic Onions

| August 29, 2012 | 4 Comments

During the last school year, we fell into a terrible habit. Whenever a weeknight was busy, I would pretty much toss my hands in the air and yell “takeout!” Ok, maybe it was more figurative than actual hand flinging and yelling, but ultimately, the result was the same. We spend way too much money ordering […]

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Cheesy Italian Roast Beef on Garlic Bread

Cheesy Italian Roast Beef on Garlic Bread

| July 5, 2012 | 6 Comments

  Have you been eating outdoors? We often take our lunch down to the beach to enjoy or pile around the backyard picnic table. And picnics? We love those. When I was asked to join the “30 Days of Outdoor Dining” event put on by Land O’Lakes and Kitchen PLAY in July, I said yes […]

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Easy Egg Salad Sandwich For One

Easy Egg Salad Sandwich For One

| April 11, 2012 | 8 Comments

From this angle, you can see the lettuce piled high on whole grain bread and perhaps a hint of the ruby exterior of the lower half of a French breakfast radish. And if you look closely, you can see the not-too-thick, not-too-thin layer of easy egg salad for one. This sandwich takes mere minutes to […]

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Antipasto Baguette Sandwich

Antipasto Baguette Sandwich

| February 14, 2012 | 5 Comments

For a minute there this morning, as my alarm blared, I couldn’t move. Buried beneath my warm blankets, the sleepiness of sheer exhaustion tried to lure me back to sleep, if only for a few minutes. But the violent, loud bleeping was annoying and today wasn’t a day to give in. I had to wish […]

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Egg and Prosciutto Open-Faced Sandwich with Tapenade

Egg and Prosciutto Open-Faced Sandwich with Tapenade

| January 4, 2012 | 4 Comments

  Last year, Will repeatedly came home from school requesting “eggies” for lunch. Aside from being clearly somehow related to eggs, I had no idea what he was talking about. I tried to have him describe the eggs he wanted, but I was just baffled. Finally, I emailed the mother of the girl who was […]

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Two Cheese Meatball Grilled Cheese

Two Cheese Meatball Grilled Cheese

| January 2, 2012 | 5 Comments

Today was the last day of Christmas break for the kids … the last day for them to play with all their new toys unfettered. Their last day to ride bikes and build Lego houses with each other all day. Their last day to watch cartoons over lunch. So, I thought something warm, toasty and […]

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Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado and Tomato Sandwiches (AKA the BLAT)

Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado and Tomato Sandwiches (AKA the BLAT)

| September 3, 2011 | 7 Comments

Every time I look at this sandwich, my mind goes blank and I start to salivate a little. It’s not just a BLT — it’s something to behold: creamy, crispy, salty, sweet and juicy. The mind blankness makes it hard to write … let alone come up with some entertaining introduction. So, let’s pretend that […]

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Family Meals: Poor Man’s Steak, Veggie and Mozzarella Sandwiches

Family Meals: Poor Man’s Steak, Veggie and Mozzarella Sandwiches

| May 3, 2011 | 3 Comments

  Do you eat your meals together as a family? The kids and I eat dinner together nearly every evening, usually around our kitchen table. Shawn’s not home for dinner often because he has to work late and has a lengthy commute, but when he is, we all eat together as well. I’m dying to […]

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