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3 Things I Can’t Get Enough Of: September 2013

3 Things I Can’t Get Enough Of: September 2013

| September 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

Every month, I highlight products and foods that I am really enjoying. Here’s what I can’t get enough of this month … Enjoy! Ethiopia coffee from Starbucks Between you and I? I am a total creature of coffee-habit. Most days, the Keurig pod of choice for me is Starbucks’ French Roast. It’s a rich dark […]

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Double Chocolate Chunk Rainbow Sprinkle Cookies

Double Chocolate Chunk Rainbow Sprinkle Cookies

| September 25, 2013 | 1 Comment

This quick and easy recipe for Double Chocolate Chunk Rainbow Sprinkle Cookies was created for Betty Crocker. All opinions are my own. Will entered the third grade this year. It’s an important year academically — the one where the kids move into the kind of learning that leaves room for their own styles. For instance, […]

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Game Day Pumpkin Butterscotch Cake Shake

Game Day Pumpkin Butterscotch Cake Shake

| September 23, 2013 | 4 Comments

Hey, hey, it’s football season! No matter who you root for (and in our house, that means totally different teams), weekends from September through the biggest game of all in February mean football. Thankfully, even with our busy schedules, we can usually all come together to tune in for at least one of the games […]

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Kale Chimichurri Sauce

Kale Chimichurri Sauce

| September 22, 2013 | 1 Comment

This quick and easy recipe for Kale Chimichurri Sauce makes a tart, earthy sauce perfect for serving on beef, chicken, fish, salad and more. It’s good to do things that scare you. Doing so not only builds character but also builds your resiliency. It naturally raises your inner bar for fear, making you stronger. And […]

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Game Day Food: Crispy Baked Pizza Wontons

Game Day Food: Crispy Baked Pizza Wontons

| September 20, 2013 | 2 Comments

My kids love game day because I often whip up a selection of game day foods to enjoy. We love football and love settling in to watch games together — although that’s a decided challenge during soccer season when we spend a lot of Sunday on the soccer field. Nonetheless, it’s possible to make delicious […]

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Spicy Taco Meatballs with Cheddar Mashed Potatoes and Avocado

Spicy Taco Meatballs with Cheddar Mashed Potatoes and Avocado

| September 18, 2013 | 2 Comments

I created this Spicy Taco Meatballs with Cheddar Mashed Potatoes and Avocado recipe for my client Old El Paso. All opinions are my own. It’s been so chilly the past few nights that I’ve closed our windows. The kids have both asked to have their blankets added back to their beds. And finding my winter […]

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Inside Fine Cooking

Inside Fine Cooking

| September 17, 2013 | 4 Comments

Something amazing happened recently. It was one of those experiences that had me pinching myself to be sure it was real. One afternoon I headed across town to the wooded campus of Taunton Press and met the staff of Fine Cooking. It was a total dream come true to see the offices, talk with the […]

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Easy Chicken-Cilantro Soup (Gluten-Free Recipes for People With Diabetes Cookbook)

Easy Chicken-Cilantro Soup (Gluten-Free Recipes for People With Diabetes Cookbook)

| September 16, 2013 | 8 Comments

This post about an Easy Chicken-Cilantro Soup is sponsored by the ADA in conjunction with Kitchen PLAY.   A few weeks ago, one of my college friends came to visit. Over the course of the day, we got coffees, had lunch and caught up on life. One thing she told me surprised me though: my […]

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Kitchen Entertaining: DIY Popcorn Bar

Kitchen Entertaining: DIY Popcorn Bar

| September 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

No matter where we are — at home, at our family’s house by the beach or on vacation somewhere — our guests inevitably crowd into the kitchen, watching me cook and keeping an eye out for tasty pre-dinner bites and sips. For appetizers, I like to keep things easy. Sometimes I set out veggies and […]

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Back to School and Nut-Free School Snacks

Back to School and Nut-Free School Snacks

| September 9, 2013 | 2 Comments

It’s hard to believe, but we’re in our third week of school here (already!). The kids were excited to get back into the classroom and embark on a new school year. This fresh start means so much — a more normal school environment filled with learning and joy. It also means a lot more homework […]

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