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Chestnut and Bacon Ciabatta Stuffing Recipe

Chestnut and Bacon Ciabatta Stuffing Recipe

| December 1, 2009 | 2 Comments

When I was planning Thanksgiving this year, a lot of it was pretty simple. After five years of preparing Thanksgiving dinner, I have a pretty good idea of timing, what works and where is best to go simple. So, when I was planning the menu I kept to several favorite dishes. That made the veggies […]

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Four Years, and Easy Roasted Acorn Squash Mash Recipe

Four Years, and Easy Roasted Acorn Squash Mash Recipe

| November 9, 2009 | 9 Comments

This acorn squash is sweet and rich. Best of all, it’s super easy. My son eats as much as he can get out of the shell — so that’s a testament to how kid-friendly this is. Serve it in the squash shell, and it looks pretty impressive too. Today is a special day. It’s Sarah’s […]

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Grilled Pole Beans Recipe

Grilled Pole Beans Recipe

| July 30, 2009 | 6 Comments

It was a rare occasion the other day: I headed off to the local organic farmers market without any children in tow. That meant I could meander around and take things slow while I shopped for vegetables for dinner, something for lunch and a few things to add to an extra special gift basket I […]

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Grilled Beets With Feta Recipe

Grilled Beets With Feta Recipe

| July 2, 2009 | 12 Comments

It’s funny. It seems like with beets, people either love them or hate them. And of the people that hate them, I find that most haven’t ever actually had fresh beets. If you fall into the latter category, my condolences and I urge you to give fresh, wonderful beets a try. Seriously. Now for those […]

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Chipotle Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries

Chipotle Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries

| May 8, 2009 | 10 Comments

These sweet and spicy sweet potato fries are perfect with burgers. After I photographed these fries tonight, I left the plate on the table while I finished getting dinner ready. I heard the scrape and squeak of a kitchen chair slowly moving across the floor, but didn’t look. Next thing I know, my husband is […]

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Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Vinaigrette

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Vinaigrette

| February 16, 2009 | 7 Comments

This year, I have made a commitment to living healthier. There are simply too many negative effects and risks associated with being overweight to do anything else. And being that I am surrounded with folks who have made similar commitments with double digit results, it’s hard not to follow suit … I just wish more […]

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Roasted Asparagus with Raspberry Sauce

Roasted Asparagus with Raspberry Sauce

| January 21, 2009 | 2 Comments

The Obama family is settling into their new home tonight, the big one at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. There are toys to be put away, closets to be filled with clothes and beds to be fluffed. But one thing that I loved to hear was that Michelle Obama said that she plans to make sure […]

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Maple Bacon Butternut Squash

Maple Bacon Butternut Squash

| November 23, 2008 | 2 Comments

One Thanksgiving, before I was married, I volunteered to make side dishes for Thanksgiving dinner. Back then, I was an unsure cook without substantial kitchen knowledge. It was the biggest culinary undertaking I’d ever had to date. I aimed for classic. I hunted around through cookbooks and the internet and came up with about a […]

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Spicy Beet Greens

Spicy Beet Greens

| August 26, 2008 | 1 Comment

It’s been a good summer. A summer filled with time spent with our families, birthdays, beach days, laughs and love. And it’s been a summer of good change — like my decision to pursue full time freelance writing. As a result, we’ve been able to spend much time outdoors, enjoying sand and surf. The other […]

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Recipe: Easy Bacon Cheddar Potatoes

Recipe: Easy Bacon Cheddar Potatoes

| July 11, 2008 | 6 Comments

“Mommy, I wannnnt an app-pull.” “No, Will, this is a potato, not an apple, silly!” “Mommy, I want a potato.” The little hand is outstretched, reaching for the just washed, raw potato . . . “You will have some, Will, but it needs to be cooked first. Raw potatoes are yuck.” We have conversations like […]

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