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Cheesy Bacon Grilled Potato Wedges with Velveeta

Cheesy Bacon Grilled Potato Wedges with Velveeta

| June 24, 2013 | 10 Comments

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client Velveeta. I was challenged to create a recipe outside the proverbial box, and came up with this easy grilled potato wedges recipe that will delight […]

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Roasted Daikon Radish, Carrots and Peppers

Roasted Daikon Radish, Carrots and Peppers

| May 29, 2013 | 13 Comments

When I was entering the third grade, I transferred from a public school where I had many friends to a catholic school where I had none. While my public school friends were still my friends, I went to my new school every day wondering when I would feel the level of comfort and fitting in […]

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Roasted Asparagus with Tomatoes

Roasted Asparagus with Tomatoes

| April 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

Something happened this weekend. Perhaps it was the effect of our Saturday picnic on the beach (our first of the year!). Or maybe it was the marked uptick in temperatures that seems to be signalling that spring is really, truly, finally here. But this weekend, I suddenly felt so happy and at peace — more […]

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Cucumber, Carrot and Edamame Salad

Cucumber, Carrot and Edamame Salad

| January 24, 2013 | 4 Comments

There is so much good all around us, if we only take the time to see it. Goodness is bright and beautiful. It fills us up and reminds us that we aren’t alone. That’s such an important thing. Good was in the Christmas cards that arrived, sharing the kindest of well wishes in the aftermath […]

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Sauteed Leeks with Bacon and Lentils

Sauteed Leeks with Bacon and Lentils

| January 5, 2013 | 6 Comments

On New Year’s Day, I wanted to fill our table with as many lucky foods as possible — including the Banana Cornbread and this rich, delicious lentil dish. We could definitely use a little luck as we head into 2013 — it has to be a better year. And so far, it’s been mostly good. […]

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Roasted Carrots with Thyme

Roasted Carrots with Thyme

| November 26, 2012 | 5 Comments

Carrots are … well, just carrots. They’re fine. You can steam them, glaze them, butter them … and they’re okay. Maybe you make them because they are a neutral vegetable that everyone will eat. Maybe they are a must on the holiday table and go well with the turkey or ham or whatever protein you […]

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Decadent Cheddar Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Apples

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Decadent Cheddar Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Apples

| November 19, 2012 | 15 Comments

Thanksgiving is a mere days away now, and if you are like me, you probably know what you are making. But I am going to urge you to rethink your mashed potatoes — seriously. For me, they tend to be almost an afterthought — the thing I make because I have to. But mashed potatoes? […]

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Onions, Bacon and Cranberries

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Onions, Bacon and Cranberries

| November 8, 2012 | 13 Comments

On Thanksgiving, my husband cooks our turkey. It goes in the countertop rotisserie and spins around, cooking for a few hours. It’s always juicy and so flavorful, and everyone dives for it. But me? I am all about the side dishes. There’s something exciting about a table loaded with squash, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green […]

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Roasted Vegetable Barley Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Roasted Vegetable Barley Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

| November 6, 2012 | 7 Comments

One of the keys to planning a stress-free Thanksgiving lies in the planning aspect. Good planning doesn’t just center around dishes that complement each other — the dishes also should make sense in terms of timing. For instance, if you have one oven (which clearly needs to cook the turkey) and only four burners to […]

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Tangy Cranberry Almond Coleslaw

Tangy Cranberry Almond Coleslaw

| July 31, 2012 | 6 Comments

Warm breezes, the sound of waves crashing on the shore, laughter … these are the things our happy summer celebrations are made of. And they are fueled by summer dinners where the chicken is grilled, the corn is freshly peeled and steamed and the salads are chilled. We had a bit of a celebration recently […]

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