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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asparagus 101

Asparagus 101

Posted on May 4th, 2015

When I was a kid, I hated asparagus. My grandma would make it for special occasions. She would boil it for a long time. A long time. It would turn an…

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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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Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Countdown to Thanksgiving – Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Posted on Nov 19th, 2014

I don't think I ate a single Brussels sprout as a child. (I can totally understand why. I wouldn't have wanted to try to convince me to eat those…

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Pecan Topped Sweet Potato Casserole

Countdown to Thanksgiving- Pecan Topped Sweet Potato Casserole

Posted on Nov 17th, 2014

Thanksgiving is a holiday of delusion. We don't even consider calculating the calories we eat. We pretend not to know how many cubes of butter we…

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Black Bean Salsa

Cowboy Caviar aka Black Bean Salsa

Posted on Sep 22nd, 2014

There is really nothing better in the world than a homegrown tomato eaten right off the vine. Tomatoes from the grocery store and especially tomatoes…

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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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Fresh corn, tomato and feta salad

Fresh Corn, Tomato and Feta Salad

Posted on Sep 7th, 2015

It's Labor Day! Labor Day is a signal that summer is coming to an end. It's time for one last BBQ hurrah. There are so many delicious and seasonal…

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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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chili lime corn salad

Grilled Chili Lime Corn Salad

Posted on Jul 25th, 2016

One of my favorite parts of summer is fresh corn on the cob. We have a little stand just down the street that sells farm fresh corn and there is…

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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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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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how to prepare spaghetti squash

How to Prepare Spaghetti Squash- Using a Pressure Cooker

Posted on Jan 9th, 2017

I started writing a recipe for spaghetti squash, but decided first I should help you out so you actually know how to prepare spaghetti squash. These…

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KFC Copycat Coleslaw 6

KFC Copycat Coleslaw

Posted on Jun 15th, 2015

Who's ready for the start of BBQ season? It's my favorite! Hangin' out with the people you love. Sittin' on the deck and smellin' the smoke and…

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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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Roasted Beets

Roasted Beets with Feta and Balsamic

Posted on Apr 10th, 2015

I love beets! My very favorite way to eat them is to simply roast them. I found some really lovely golden and red beets at the grocery store and…

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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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Sesame Green Beans

Sesame Green Beans

Posted on Jun 16th, 2014

A few years ago our church group started a neighborhood garden. It was the coolest thing ever! We all chipped in and planted, weeded and harvested.…

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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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Butternut Squash with Ginger

Thanksgiving Countdown- Butternut Squash with Ginger

Posted on Nov 10th, 2014

Are you as excited as I am about Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Here's why: You get to have all the warm fuzzy family feelings…

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