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Apricot Glazed Chicken

April 29, 2011
Apricot Glazed Chicken

I made it back to the kitchen.  As it turns out, time away really does pay off.  After eating frozen pizzas and grilled cheese sandwiches for a week, I started craving some real food.  Then I dug in the pantry and the freezer to see what I had on hand, and voilà!  Apricot Glazed...
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All-Day Quiche

March 10, 2011
All-Day Quiche

With all the sickness that’s been happening at our house, accompanied by a chilly late-winter rain, I was craving something warming.  Something that looks and tastes impressive but doesn’t require much effort.  All-Day Quiche is just that.  An easy family recipe you can make on a weeknight that is also good enough to serve...
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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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Easy Family Recipes: Basic Beef Chili

September 9, 2010

Yes, I know it has been very hot outside. But something made me want to make a big pot of chili. So I did. And we ate it, with sweaty upper lips. And it was awesome. This is one of those easy family recipes that makes plenty, so you can freeze some for later. ...
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Herb Roasted Chicken

August 5, 2010
Herb Roasted Chicken

Roasting a whole chicken can be a daunting task, especially when doing it for the first time, but this chicken is both versatile and economical.  Serve it at a dinner party with friends or a casual, weeknight family supper.  A three pound chicken could serve a family of four for several days- get creative...
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Easy Family Recipes: Creamy Baked Ziti

May 28, 2010
Easy Family Recipes: Creamy Baked Ziti

You can’t really go wrong with warm pasta, sauce, and cheese, but making a pseudo-cream-based sauce for this dish made it even better.  I served it with Simple Italian Meatballs, and my boys went nuts over it.  This is an easy family recipe using ingredients you probably already have on hand.  Oh, and as...
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Simple Italian Meatballs

May 27, 2010
Simple Italian Meatballs

The other day I asked Hayden to choose our main course for dinner: either “spaghetti” and meatballs or fish.  He chose spaghetti and meatballs.  Since he has a hard time with long noodles, I made baked ziti and served the meatballs on the side.  These meatballs are made with simple ingredients, and you should...
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Bourbon Glazed Salmon

May 11, 2010
Bourbon Glazed Salmon

Feature recipe:  I got your attention with the whiskey, right?  Sorry to disappoint, dear readers.  The alcohol evaporates under the broiler, but the undertones meld beautifully with the rest of the flavors in the marinade.  And it’s safe for your kids (Hayden will eat his portion AND mine, if I let him!)  Many people...
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Easy Family Recipes: Tuscan Penne With Cannellinis and Rosemary

May 10, 2010
Easy Family Recipes: Tuscan Penne With Cannellinis and Rosemary

I serve a lot of pasta because it’s so easy.  This is a simple, quick recipe for when you don’t have a lot of ingredients on hand.  The rosemary cooks down to almost nothing, leaving behind only its wonderful aroma and taste, and the creamy texture of the cannellini beans balances the flavors of...
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Easy Family Recipes: Tex-Mex Tacos

May 3, 2010
Easy Family Recipes: Tex-Mex Tacos

We love Mexican food of all kinds, but our roots are in Tex-Mex, which often includes tacos made with ground beef.  Whenever I cook like this at home, it’s a FEAST.  Given the gargantuan size of our tortillas, and our inability to hold back when it comes to the beans, some of our tacos...
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Easy Family Recipes: Pizza Pizza!

April 20, 2010
Easy Family Recipes: Pizza Pizza!

Oh, how we love thee, pizza!  Some days, there’s nothing better than ordering pizza for dinner, your favorite combination, with a glass of red wine… But, of course, we are supposed to be making dinner, right?  When I have run out of ideas, I make pizza.  I keep a package of crusts in the...
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Home Cooking Recipes: Chicken and Rice Soup

March 11, 2010
Home Cooking Recipes: Chicken and Rice Soup

Feature recipe:  This recipe is from Eat It, It’s Good For You! by Barbara Brown Rynders.  This cookbook is like the underground bible for wholesome cooking.  My mother, aunt, and grandmother all made this soup (along with other dishes and baked goods from this book), and now I am carrying on the tradition.  In...
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Easy Fix For a Dinner Crisis

February 14, 2010
Easy Fix For a Dinner Crisis

On a day when I am having what I call a dinner crisis, meaning I have nothing to cook or no time to do it, a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken fits the bill.  Even when I already have some vegetable or sides planned, I may not feel like cooking chicken, and a rotisserie chicken makes...
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Easy Family Recipes: Classic Italian Meat Sauce

February 12, 2010
Easy Family Recipes: Classic Italian Meat Sauce

Lately, Hayden has been more into meat- especially if he doesn’t have to work very hard to chew it.  This meat sauce is packed with protein, iron, and lycopene.  Serve it over your kids’ favorite pasta shape. 2 lb ground beef 1 yellow onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed or minced 1 tbs...
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