Dinner

Sauteed Swiss Chard

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Summer might be winding down, but the offerings at our neighborhood farmers market remain plentiful. We go early most Saturday mornings. Chris and I look forward to starting the day with a nice walk, and the kids look forward to smiley face cookies and a stop at the park. I wish summer never ended! When [...]


Easy Asian Salmon

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Even though I now have four kids to love and care for, I still see the merit in preparing homemade dinner most nights.  While most of what I make is far from fancy, it is always healthy and usually pretty tasty.  My goal with weeknight dinners is simple: make something everyone will enjoy while minimizing [...]


Veggie Roasting 101

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Ever since Chris subscribed to a mostly Paleo diet several years ago, I have tasked myself with finding new ways to prepare the same veggies we love.  Steamed vegetables are boring, and there is no way I can get my kids to eat those.  But, roasting vegetables makes them irresistible, so that is what we [...]


Summer Supper: Poblano and Onion Hot Dogs

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We got our first taste of summer weather this weekend.  Sunny skies and temps comfortably in the 80s.  Ahhhhh!  Love it! To kick off what we hope to be a long summer season, we enjoyed some classic summer fare: hot dogs.  I don’t usually eat hot dogs – they’ve always seemed a bit sketchy, and [...]


Papa’s Fried Cod Recipe

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My kids are so lucky.  Not only do they know and love their four grandparents, but they also have known all but one of their great grandparents.  Evie even met her great-great grandmother, and this photo of FIVE generations will be one of my favorites forever: My dad’s parents – the kids’ great-grandparents – live [...]


Meghan’s Cranberry Chicken

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Ever since we brought Baby Ben home from the hospital two weeks ago, we have been blessed with some of the best dinners.  Friends and family have brought over a meal nearly every night, relieving me of the stress of meal preparation (and clean-up!).  I don’t think a simple thank-you card can possibly express my [...]


Bacony Butternut Squash Soup

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Winter. Ugh. By mid February I am so over the cold and slushy snow and cloudy skies. Today’s projected high of 51 might sound encouraging, but one look at the forecast for next week (um, 15 degrees on Tuesday?!) and I’m quickly dragged back to reality. But perhaps the worst part about winter in the [...]


Easy Caesar Dressing

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I made a quick butternut squash soup for dinner tonight.  Served along with a loaf of homemade bread and a big salad, it was a delightful little supper. I’ve been craving Caesar salad lately, so I whipped up a simple Caesar dressing tonight. My recipe doesn’t call for raw egg (can’t eat it because I’m [...]


My Mom’s Turkey Tetrazzini

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I can’t believe Christmas came and went so fast!  I must say I am kinda happy it is over.  I am totally exhausted and ready for a break from the nonstop holiday excitement.  We had so many things to do and places to go during the past month, and like most moms I put pressure [...]


Homemade Tomatillo Soup

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A couple years ago I wrote about a tour I took through a lovely rural Illinois garden. The organic garden belongs to my mom’s dear friend Pam, and every year her garden grows in size and selection.  I saw Pam last weekend, and she very generously offered to gift me with some of this season’s [...]


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