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Indian-Spiced Tomato Lentil Soup with Basil Yogurt Drizzle

Indian-Spiced Tomato Lentil Soup with Basil Yogurt Drizzle

| February 28, 2012 | 4 Comments

This soup is five years in the making. No, really. I created and tested the initial recipe five years ago, and then it wasn’t published. It needed something to polish it off — something to take it from good to great. That yogurt drizzle?  Totally did it. Let me back up a little bit. Five […]

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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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My 2010 Food/Life Goals

My 2010 Food/Life Goals

| January 16, 2010 | 4 Comments

On December 31, my mother eagerly asked what resolutions I was going to make for 2010. Honestly, I hadn’t even thought about it yet. Sure, it was New Year’s Eve, but I just wasn’t ready to resolve anything yet. I didn’t really give her an answer. Now, it’s January 15. Whew. I guess I am […]

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My 2008 New Years Resolutions

My 2008 New Years Resolutions

| January 1, 2008 | 1 Comment

Happy New Year! Do you make resolutions? I do. Every year. I don’t necessarily keep them every year though. Wish I could say that I did, but honestly like most people I fall away from the resolutions after a few weeks or months. But this year is different. My resolutions are grounded in things that […]

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Roasted Pesto Cauliflower

Roasted Pesto Cauliflower

| November 14, 2007 | 0 Comments

I like vegetables a lot. But what I don’t like is boring vegetables — just steamed or boiled and thrown on a plate. I don’t think that does the flavor of any veggies justice. It’s just like cooking with any kind of meat or fish: sure, you could just grill it up and throw a […]

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Families Eat Together: So what’s up with the book?

Families Eat Together: So what’s up with the book?

| September 2, 2007 | 2 Comments

I was so thrilled when I signed the contract to write Families Eat Together earlier this year. I got right to work developing, testing and perfecting recipes. And the writing . . . there was so much writing to be done. I finished the first draft writing in May. That seems like so long ago […]

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FINALLY! A Real, Live, Working Fridge!

FINALLY! A Real, Live, Working Fridge!

| August 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

Here’s a quick recap, if you haven’t been keeping up on my refrigerator issues: my not-quite three-year-old fridge went on the fritz over the week of July 4th when I was away. First it stopped freezing and then it stopped refrigerating. We lost more food than I realized, including batch after batch of my homemade […]

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What a difference 5 years makes

What a difference 5 years makes

| June 7, 2007 | 2 Comments

No, I haven’t disappeared. Its just been a busy week. I had some work to do on the cookbook, which is coming along nicely and is due out in August (!). YAY! I cannot wait to see what the cover looks like and to hold it in my hands – a hard copy of a […]

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Oh Sweet Relief!

Oh Sweet Relief!

| May 8, 2007 | 3 Comments

It’s done. At least the first draft. Now, I have the arduous process of waiting for the edits to come back. But in the meantime, I can just bask in the knowledge that I have written the first draft of my first cookbook. How exciting is that? Of course, after hitting send, I realized that […]

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Mouthwatering Greek Salad

Mouthwatering Greek Salad

| May 6, 2007 | 2 Comments

I am in the throws of finishing the first draft of my manuscript for Families Eat Together. My publisher was generous enough to give me a one week extension and the draft is now due tomorrow, instead of May 1. But I wanted to take a few minutes from my frantic writing and editing to […]

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