honey glazed bananas

“Fried” Honey Glazed Bananas

Posted on Apr 17th, 2015

Is it just me or do you ever just need something sweet? Like after every meal? I have a huge sweet tooth. It's like a big buck tooth right in the…

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Tofu stir fry

Actually Yummy Tofu Stir Fry

Posted on May 19th, 2014

You don't often overhear people saying, "Gee, I could go for a big piece of tofu right now." In fact, I have never heard that. Ever. Maybe if you run…

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chipotle guacamole

Chipotle Guacamole + A Tip on Avocados

Posted on Jun 5th, 2015

Previously I said that I am a guacamole purist; I only like lemon juice and a little salt. However, I might just be changing my tune. I was on…

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Copycat Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad

Posted on Apr 15th, 2014

  I love salad! I really do. I know I am not alone. In my mind there are two types of green salads. The side salad. This is the salad that is…

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Easy Broiled Broccoli

Easy Broiled Broccoli

Posted on Apr 7th, 2014

Anybody else have a hard time with side dishes? Especially vegetables? I specialize in one course meals. I will either spend a lot of time on the…

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garlicky brown butter grean beans

Garlicky Brown Butter Green Beans

Posted on Nov 2nd, 2015

Halloween has come and gone. My husband and I did a few calculations and have determined that we consumed just over 100,000 calories on that day.…

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gingered spaghetti squash

Gingered Spaghetti Squash

Posted on Jan 19th, 2017

Remember a couple years ago when people were trying to convince everyone that spaghetti squash was a good substitute for actual spaghetti? I…

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Pepperoni Pizza Salad

Grace’s Pepperoni Pizza Salad

Posted on May 18th, 2015

Shawna has lots and lots of stuff to keep her busy. Eight kids will do that.  I'm really not sure how she accomplishes the very basics in life, let…

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Greek Salad Dressing

Greek Salad Dressing

Posted on Mar 12th, 2014

You know how shampoo and conditioner suffer from an eternal dis-proportionality? I think it is a conspiracy by the shampoo tycoons of the world. You…

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grilled corn

Grilling Corn- My favorite way to cook corn on the cob + Chile Lime Butter

Posted on Jul 3rd, 2015

It's the 4th of July weekend. And we can't have the 4th of July without a barbecue can we? One of my favorite BBQ staples is corn on the…

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healthier banana crumb muffins

Healthier Banana Crumb Muffins

Posted on May 23rd, 2016

School is almost out for summer, and can I say, I'm just done. Getting kids ready for school that is. It is a battle I'm done waging. I don't want to…

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Holiday Harvest salad

Holiday Harvest Salad

Posted on Nov 30th, 2015

Happy Holidays everybody! I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving. I know we did here. Once again, I feel like I should share something a little…

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Kids’ State Dinner 2015- A Run Down of My Trip to the White House!

Posted on Jul 15th, 2015

Can I just start by saying WOW!!!!!!! This has been the craziest, most mind-blowing experience that has ever happened and might ever happen in…

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Killer Fajita Vegetables

Killer Fajitas Vegetables

Posted on Oct 5th, 2015

My opinion of fajitas has been entirely shaped by Chili's commercials. There is something mesmerizing about a little pan of sizzling vegetables and…

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Mix It Up kid friendly Sushi

Mix It Up-Kid Friendly Sushi

Posted on May 22nd, 2015

Earlier in the week I shared a recipe that Shawna's daughter Grace entered into the PBS Lunchtime Challenge. During that post, I also told you to…

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Moroccan Chicken with Couscous

Moroccan Chicken and Couscous

Posted on Jan 18th, 2016

I love it when I try a new recipe and it's a  home run! That happened this week. It was delicious, healthy, easy and a completely new flavor/idea.…

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roasted cilantro lime cauliflower

Roasted Cilantro Lime Cauliflower

Posted on Feb 15th, 2016

Cauliflower might be my favorite vegetable in the whole wide world. I just love it.  I really do. This roasted cilantro lime cauliflower recipes…

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roasted fennel

Roasted Fennel

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2015

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Are you excited? I am! It's my favorite holiday. Why do we stick with ho-hum and hum drum? Wanna try…

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Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice

Posted on Mar 1st, 2014

Just in case you worry that everything I make is a smashing success I will share a story with you.  A few nights ago I made some roasted vegetables…

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sneaky broccoli rice

Super Sneaky Broccoli Rice

Posted on Jun 9th, 2015

I'm sharing this super sneaky broccoli rice recipe today in commemoration of my daughter being selected as a winner of the 2015 PBS Healthy Lunchtime…

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Terikyaki Glazed Salmon

Teriyaki Glazed Salmon

Posted on Feb 10th, 2014

As a child, fish was possibly one of the worst punishments my mom could dole out. Maybe it was because we didn't eat it very often so it was new and…

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