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Move Over Kale Chips… Here Comes Chard Chips!

  Have you joined the kale chips band-wagon? It’s an ingenious way to get your salty chip fix and eat a healthy green at the same time. I know, it’s not exactly the same as  potato chip, but it’s a great alternative if you are watching your calorie intake while you prance around in your […]

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Farm to Table: Roasted Baby Carrots with Thyme

  When you are single, you can be selfish. You come and go as you please. You pretty much go wherever you want to go. When you get married, you consider your partner’s feelings and you start taking turns choosing where you visit. Add a baby to the mix, and you add limitations. When the […]

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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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Easy Holiday Roast Recipes

Who’s ready for the holidays? Not me! The hubby took two weeks off not for an exotic vacation at a Caribbean resort or for a luxurious European tour, but to stay home and do projects around the house. He is frantically painting and fixing up our gues bathroom in time for family dinner number #1 […]

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Orange & Sage Spatchcocked Turkey

We’ve got two weeks ’til Christmas and I’ve barely made a dent in my holiday shopping. I’ve done a lot online, but I think my main problem is that there’s nothing out there I really want to buy. Take the kids, for example. The boys have a ton of Legos – why do we need […]

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Roasted Summer Vegetables

Roasted Summer Vegetables

If you haven’t noticed, this week I am taking a break from desserts. Not because I haven’t been making any desserts my house, but to highlight my garden vegetables. I’ve kept dinners simple this week since the kids are in a beach camp. This is their major camp for this summer and they are HAVING […]

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Italian Flank Steak with Roasted Tomatoes

Italian Flank Steak with Roasted Tomatoes

Our garden is a success this year! YAY! I’m so happy. Three years ago we dug up a chunk of grass in our small backyard and created our vegetable garden. Our first year wasn’t so successful. Only the turnips and carrots grew. The second summer was even worse. But third time is a charm, because […]

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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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Resolutions & A Pork Roast

Resolutions & A Pork Roast

It could be bronchitis. It could be whooping cough. It could be a sinus infection. This was the most ambiguous diagnosis I ever got! Or never got?? Whatever the case, I’m hoping this endless cough will disappear. Last night, the hubby and I kept each other up with the loving sounds of our hacking and […]

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The Best Neighbors and a Chocolate Ribbon Cake

The Best Neighbors and a Chocolate Ribbon Cake

I’m getting bored with these cookie recipes. And I really wanted to write about my neighbors. When you buy a house, you look at the house itself. Does it have a large kitchen? How many bedrooms and bathrooms? Nice yard? Good school district? Does Hubby have a decent commute to work? When we bought our […]

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