Recipes

Creamy Mushroom Soup with Spinach and Sausage

I’m a New England girl. I was born in California but moved to New England when I was small enough to not remember much from Cali and to grow up believing that within the 365 days of a year, one was supposed to experience the wonders that winter brings. Living in a region where the […]

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Cucumber Salad with Yogurt-Poppy Seed Dressing

I don’t feel like cooking every night. Gasp. I know. I write a food blog, right? I should want to cook every minute of every day! But to all my teacher friends out there. You love teaching, but don’t even try to tell me that you want to be surrounded by 2nd graders and math textbooks […]

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Mixed Greens Salad with Cranberries and Walnuts

Do you ever go out to eat and order a dish that, when it comes to the table, you think, “Damn, I could do this at home and it would be so much better”? Not that it’s bad at the restaurant! Just that you know that you could make it at home and you’d put […]

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Roasted Veggie and Smoked Gouda Sandwich

Life is like a sandwich. The more you add to it the better it becomes. I love this quote. It’s so true, isn’t it? Even when we feel like, in the moment, far too much has been added to life, we can always be thankful that we’re as blessed as we are to have the […]

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Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro-Lima Crema

Happy National Taco Day! Did you know that last year, Americans ate over 4.5 billion tacos? That’s A LOT of tacos. And why not? Who doesn’t love a small tortilla shell, crispy or not, corn or flour, filled to the over-flowing brim with spicy fillings and fixings? Judging by the number 4.5 billion, the answer […]

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Ginger Shrimp and Rice Bowls

I have to admit that before I moved to Hawaii, I didn’t like rice. It just wasn’t something that piqued my interest. It wasn’t something that my family ate frequently and I never thought it interesting enough to order off of a menu. But in Hawaii, rice is a staple. I mean, it’s everywhere. Lunch, […]

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Tomato Watermelon Salad

There is something magical about eating dinner outside on a summer night. Summers on the lake mean hot days and warm nights. They also mean family and friends gathered happily on the lawn, waiting for sunset and watching the sky turn colors typically seen in glow-in-the-dark roller skating rinks. Perfect bite for a night like that? […]

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Easy Edamame Appetizers

At my house, folks tend to get the munchies around 5 or 6 pm. It’s not quite dinner time (especially in the summer when it’s almost 100% necessary to wait for the sun to set over the lake before heading inside to eat), but stomachs are growling. It’s easy to pull out cheese and crackers. […]

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Goji Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes

When you think pancakes, the first thing they remind you of is a healthy diet, right? No? So buttermilk pancakes soaked in butter and maple syrup are delicious but not necessarily an everyday addition to a healthy diet. But pancakes come in all shapes, sizes and flavors which leads me to experimentation. I’m a firm […]

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Grilled Green Beans with Feta

Growing up, I remember sitting out on the lawn on hot summer days, slapping mosquitoes, staring out at Lake Champlain, snapping the ends off of fresh green beans from farm stand up town. For every five that went into the bag ends successfully snapped off, one went directly into my mouth. Somehow, there was always […]

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