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Teeny Tiny Fungi

March 4, 2011

I have no idea what these are.  I mean, yeah, I know they are mushrooms, but I don’t know what kind.  They are just some funny little mushrooms that came in my CSA box this week.  With their tiny caps and long, skinny stalks, they are unlike anything I could buy at the grocery...
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Tangy Tomato Soup

February 15, 2011
Tangy Tomato Soup

I feel like I make soup all the time, these days.  And maybe I do, but it’s a great way to use up the stuff in your fridge or pantry while packing in some vitamins.  To be honest, I was a little unsure of how my three year-old would react to this tomato soup...
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Pumpkin Breakfast Bars

February 8, 2011
Pumpkin Breakfast Bars

I sort of went overboard on the canned pumpkin right before the holidays and still have a bunch in my makeshift pantry, so I thought I’d put it to good use.  With Valentine’s Day approaching and an unpredictable amount of candy on the horizon, I didn’t want to make anything too sweet, so I...
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I’ll Be Shaving My Legs

February 4, 2011

Are you getting pumped up for the Superbowl?  I could care less.  I have never been a football fan.   There’s just too much meat involved, in all ways imaginable. This Sunday, I’ll be busy shopping.  Or shaving my legs.  Okay, so neither of those is very likely to happen.  But I will be...
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Easy Family Recipes: Sloppy Joes

January 30, 2011
Easy Family Recipes: Sloppy Joes

Nope, not from the Hormel can.  As if!  Making sloppy Joe’s on your own is so easy, and the result is de-lish.  My three year-old loved it so much that he asked for a bowl and started eating it with a spoon.  This makes enough for a family of six or leftovers for a...
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Butternut Squash Lasagna

January 21, 2011
Butternut Squash Lasagna

It may have been 80 degrees in LA this week, but the calendar says it’s still winter, which means lots of butternut squash.  After receiving a large squash in my CSA box for the third week in a row, I had to come up with a butternut squash recipe that would use up a...
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Light and Easy Crab

January 14, 2011
Light and Easy Crab

We had a sunny, warmish day today, so I wasn’t in the mood for anything very heavy for dinner.  I was also short on time (imagine that), so I needed to fix something quick.  Something easy.  Something that didn’t involve a lot of beef and cheese.  I came up with this crab, which took...
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Chicken Pot Pie

January 6, 2011
Chicken Pot Pie

Put your hungry suit on, because as satisfying as this dish is, you will want to go back for seconds.  Chicken pot pie is the ultimate comfort food.  You will spend a little prep time in the kitchen, but only basic cooking skills are necessary, and the result will be worth your effort.  This...
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Butternut Squash Risotto With Sausage

December 12, 2010
Butternut Squash Risotto With Sausage

Sister Number Two called the other day wanting to know if I had a recipe for butternut squash risotto.  I didn’t but used her inspiration to make this dish.  Risotto requires a little stove-top time, but it’s well worth it.  It was so creamy, and adding the sausage made it hearty enough to serve...
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Sweet Moroccan Yams

December 6, 2010
Sweet Moroccan Yams

Holiday cooking is full on, and whether you are cooking for a large group or preparing a small family dinner, these yams are a great alternative to the overly sweet, marshmallow-covered yams we so often see in a holiday buffet.  I have served these yams with roasted chicken and Brussels sprouts and paired them...
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Holiday Recipes: Butter Cookies

November 12, 2010
Holiday Recipes: Butter Cookies

There are sugar cookies.  And then there are good sugar cookies.  And then there are butter cookies.  Need I go on?  I made these for Halloween, but they are an anytime cookie- just change the decorations.  Oh, and yes, everyone loves them, adults and kids alike.  This recipe is for you, Alex. 1/2 pound...
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Holiday Recipes: Pumpkin Mini Muffins

November 9, 2010
Holiday Recipes: Pumpkin Mini Muffins

I made these mini muffins for Hayden’s 3rd birthday party, which was at 10 am.  Everybody devoured them, Hayden included (yes, even after he had two pieces of cake).  These sweet, wholesome muffins make a great breakfast or brunch treat, especially during the holidays.  Make a batch and wrap them in gift bags for...
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Sesame Glazed Bok Choy

October 27, 2010
Sesame Glazed Bok Choy

I thought, “If I have to deal with one more week’s supply of bok choy, I’m just going to compost it.”  I am down with greens.  Even bok choy.  Little Hayden is down with greens.  Not bok choy.  I have tried several times, and he has never loved it.  More like, “Meh.”  So this...
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Heavenly Hummus

October 22, 2010
Heavenly Hummus

I have been making my own hummus for awhile and always get compliments on how good it is.  I make it with garbanzos, but this week I decided to add in some cannellini beans.   The result?   A smooth, creamy, heavenly hummus. 1 tbs olive oil plus extra (about 1/2 cup) 2 cloves garlic,...
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