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Eat the Rainbow: The Purple Salad

No, you do not need to adjust the color on your screen. That really is a purple salad. All natural, too. Did you know that many of our vegetables can be found in the purple form – NATURALLY? From potatoes to carrots, asparagus to cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts to artichokes, all of these vegetables, and […]

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Do You Know What’s In Your Olive Oil?

Hi everyone! I am back from my month of obscurity. I would love to report that I spent the time on a tropical island or in a 5-star resort or hitting the ski slopes. Nor was I climbing Mt. Everest or hiking through Europe. Unfortunately, no wild vacation for me. I spent the month in […]

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A Lesson on Oils

I never thought much about the oils I used in my food when I first started cooking for myself. I think I had just one bottle of vegetable oil in my cupboard. Sometimes, I’m sure, I had butter in the fridge, but that was mostly for my toast or baking. When I delved deeper into […]

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Campfire Challenge: Osso Buco with Beer, Olives, and Gremolata

Campfire Challenge: Osso Buco with Beer, Olives, and Gremolata

To celebrate the end of school and the beginning of summer my family and I went camping this weekend. We went with another family, and I spent the weekend watching the kids attempt fishing. For me, it’s like watching paint dry. But, after one of our busiest weeks, I was so exhausted that watching paint […]

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Olives, Basil & Chicken… Oh My!

Olives, Basil & Chicken… Oh My!

When you are cooking for five, you find yourself always doing a balancing act. Everyone has a particular preference for food and you have to realize that you will never satisfy everyone in one meal. You will always have at least one person disappointed. That includes myself, too. I find myself not cooking for me […]

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Olive Obsession: Olive-Rosemary Bread

Olive Obsession: Olive-Rosemary Bread

If your child loves a particular food or recipe, you find yourself bending over backwards to make this dish to bring them happiness. Middle-Child has a number of oddities about him that make him stand out in a crowd. And it’s not middle-child-syndrome, as he was born this way and has acted in this manner […]

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Cooling off with a Greek Salad

I admit that I am not big on salads. Especially for a meal. Not that I don’t like vegetables, I do. It’s just that salads don’t fill me up. Every night, we prepare a green salad to eat with our dinner. Two out three kids love salads, especially when it’s crunchy and has plenty of […]

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Kalamata Olive and Sun-Dried Tomato Pot Roast

Kalamata Olive and Sun-Dried Tomato Pot Roast

Pot roast is one of those classic family dinners. And why not? It’s easy to make, can be made in the slow cooker or in a Dutch oven. It’s also a very inexpensive cut of meat whether on sale or not. I have listed many versions of the pot roast, and now I have added […]

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Orzo with Feta and Sundried Tomatoes

Orzo with Feta and Sundried Tomatoes

It’s officially summer at our house. School ended today. Whew! And it was a whirlwind of a weekend, too. A welcome home party for an American soldier, my boys’ cub scout graduation pot luck… summer fun and summer foods have started off with a bang! My husband is cub master for our boys’ pack, and […]

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Summer Pasta

Summer Pasta

Summer is just around the corner, officially two weeks away. But, you can already see the summer fruits and vegetables at your local grocery store. My garden is slowly progressing. My kids have occupied a lot of free time, so it got a little neglected. I’m hoping that my crop of carrots, beans turnips and […]

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