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Leftover Corned Beef Mac and Cheese

Leftover Corned Beef Mac and Cheese

Usually at this time of year, I am scurrying around the house, spring cleaning and preparing for Norouz and the first day of Spring. This year, I am nowhere near ready for the Persian New Year and I am procrastinating the spring cleaning for NEXT week! I broke out the corned beef early this year, […]

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Pasta with Zucchini, Garlic and Olive Oil

“Zucchini” is one of those words that I just can’t spell right the first time. I totally depend on my computer’s spell checker to make sure I am spelling it right. I don’t know what’s so difficult about remembering it. I’ve always thought I’ve been a good speller, but I keep wanting to drop a […]

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Asparagus Pesto with Lemon & Mint

I find myself doing a lot of volunteering, whether I volunteered myself or simply because no one else would do it. Don’t even mention the stuff my husband volunteers me for! Luckily, my community and my children’s school is filled with wonderful teachers, staff and of course, volunteers. I, personally, like to work in my […]

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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 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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Grocery Deals and Recipes: Sep. 23 – Sep. 29

I must admit something to you. Before I started writing this column, I didn’t regularly check my grocery circulars. I bought most of my meats from Costco, one-stop shop and relatively good deals. But, after studying the weekly specials, I managed to convince myself that I CAN get better prices on meats than what I […]

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A Healthier Mac & Cheese

With many kids back at school, we are all finding ourselves falling prey to rushed schedules, carpooling to after-school activities and homework fights. How often does dinner get forgotten until 5 o’clock rolls around and you ask yourself, “What ARE we having for dinner?” I admit to doing this myself. Cooking can be a chore, […]

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