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12/6 2012

A Child’s Dinner Wish – Sliders

While my husband, Rob, was away this past weekend, Mom and son, Luke, played – lots of Uno, football and basketball. He got to sleep in my bed, and of course, he got to select some of his favorite meals to cook. (I’m freezing the leftovers to have next time). On the last evening, he Read More

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11/29 2012

The Simplicity of Soups

Growing up in the South, soup to me was a concoction made cream or cheese or both – broccoli & cheese soup, shrimp bisque, corn chowder. While a gumbo may have been less rich, it would take days to make (or so it seemed). That’s why I avoided making them when I got older – either Read More

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11/14 2012

A Great Dish for Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey or Chicken Enchiladas

Looking for something creative to do with Thanksgiving leftovers? Whether you use a roasted chicken or turkey, enchiladas are a delicious and versatile dish. I use the term versatile because you can mix and match ingredients based on personal preference and what you have on hand — and it nearly impossible to mess them up. Read More

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11/8 2012

Simple Vegetable Risotto

Whenever it is risotto night, I usually defer to my husband, Rob. He has far more patience than I to stand at the stove and stir for 45 minutes. As I mention in EAT IN NOT OUT, my Type A friends and I tend to prefer instant gratification. Risotto is not exactly that. What is Read More

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10/25 2012

The Week of Cuisine at Home

A few weeks ago, it was time for a weekly Winco visit and I was out of ideas. My left brain was tapped out and it was time for a new right-brained strategy. Though I share a number of these in my book, Eat In Not Out, I tried something new! I grabbed the October Read More

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10/11 2012

Pork Tenderloin with Root Vegetables

I dedicated a chapter in my book, EAT IN NOT OUT, to wet and dry rubs. I love them because they add rich and interesting flavors to a dish with virtually no effort (or added preservatives). That’s my kind of meal! The original recipe for this dish was from Real Simple Magazine, and super simple Read More

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10/4 2012

Preparation for Meatless Monday – A Few Easy Recipes

Just this week in Boise, the temperatures took a major nosedive. Fall is definitely in the air! Have you experienced the same in your neck of the woods? If so, what better time to step into healthier habits! Fall is a great time to take small steps towards a healthier lifestyle. If your big goal Read More

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09/13 2012

Panzanella Salad with Salmon

Panzanella salad is such a refreshing dish on a hot summer day. I have been ordering it from local favorite Bardenay for years, but I finally decided to recreate this dish at home. I’m not sure why I didn’t try sooner, as this one was easy to replicate. This dish also takes advantage of home-grown Read More

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09/11 2012

“Back from Vacation” Healthy Veggie Pasta

I love vacation. So much, in fact, that I wrote two blog posts about it last week. It was wonderful to travel across the beautiful state of Oregon and experience great sights and tastes, from the the mountains to the coast. The downside of eating out all the time, however, is vegetable deprivation. It’s often Read More

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08/29 2012

The quest for the best chicken lettuce cups!

For a while now, our  family has been on a mission to find the best lettuce cups. I’m not sure why – maybe because lettuce cups are a refreshing treat in the hot summer, they are healthy or Luke likes anything that resembles a taco. Regardless of our motive, we have found a number of Read More

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