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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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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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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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Roasted Herbed Carrots

Roasted Herbed Carrots

| December 9, 2008 | 1 Comment

After spending the better part of a year cooking without any regard for fat or calories, I am slowing down. As much as I love bacon (isn’t everything better with bacon?), I’ve said farewell for now to my faithful friend. We’ll see each other again, I am sure … but for now, I need healthier […]

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Roasted Beets with Thyme

Roasted Beets with Thyme

| November 30, 2008 | 4 Comments

Last week, I discovered gigantic beets, the size of softballs, at a favorite market. I’ve never seen anything like them before. Better yet, they were only $0.69 per pound. So, of course I had to pick up several at that rock bottom price. Now, I could have just boiled the beets — I love boiled […]

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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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Roasted Artichoke Hearts

Roasted Artichoke Hearts

| October 23, 2008 | 4 Comments

I was leafing through the November issue of Martha Stewart Living the other morning when I saw a recipe for baked artichoke hearts. It sounded interesting, and as luck would have it, I’d just purchased some frozen artichoke hearts and they were aching to be used. At first, the plan was to serve this to […]

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Channeling My Inner Julia: Ratatouille

Channeling My Inner Julia: Ratatouille

| October 7, 2008 | 7 Comments

When the Disney movie Ratatouille came out, I wondered what on Earth could be so special about ratatouille. It sounds like it could be a pasta dish, though it isn’t, so I was picturing a rotini with squash or something. As it turns out, the results were better than i imagined they would be. Paige […]

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