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03/25 2013

Meatless Meals That Please Meat-Lovers

I have made a conscious effort to go meatless on Mondays. In fact, I try to hold the beef on other nights of the week, too. Many friends have told me they are trying to do the same. The challenge we all face: If your family moans and groans at the mere mention of a Read More

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12/27 2012

Christmas Morning Frittata

On Christmas morning, my family demanded a repeat performance of last year’s frittata. I was happy to oblige. I used to be intimated by frittatas, assuming they had a soufle-like level of difficulty. But then I realized otherwise. Frittatas are a mixture of eggs, cream (or half and half, milk), cheese, vegetables, and other flavors Read More

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12/19 2012

Tasty Tofu Tacos

As I’ve mentioned before, one of Luke’s “top five favorite meals” is tacos. So I try to create as many twists to the usual taco theme as possible to keep my little one happy and nutritiously fed. These include fish tacos, “taco” casserole and turkey tacos. Now that I found a great recipe for tofu tacos at Read More

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12/18 2012

‘Tis the Season: White Chicken Chili

I love making delicious soups and stews on a cold, winter weekend day, especially when NFL games are playing in the background. White chicken chili is a family favorite that’s quick and easy to make, requiring very little cooking time. It’s not one of the lightest dishes in my repertoire, but there are ways to slim Read More

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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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