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Cooking School: Roasted Vegetables

On November 15, 2014 By admin

Cooking School/ Roasted Vegetables

Roasted vegetables are easy, fancy, and healthy. No matter what you make for dinner, a plate of roasted vegetables is always a good addition.

How to Roast Vegetables

Preheat your oven to the vegetable’s desired temperature (see table below).

Rinse and pat dry your favorite vegetable. Slice or chop your vegetable [...]

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Cooking School: Impressive Dinner

On November 15, 2014 By admin

Chicken Tenders/Roasted Potatoes/Simple Green Salad

You have before you all of the instructions you need to make a nice dinner for your family. The recipe below is adjustable according the amount of people you will feed. You will need 12 different ingredients (well, 13 if you want to count salt and pepper as two different [...]

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It was Friday night and I felt guilty. Danny and I were leaving the kids for the third night in a row and they weren’t complaining. But I felt awful. I threw together a meal that I didn’t think much of (there was absolutely no nutritional value; pour on more guilt). As soon as I [...]

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Mid Winter Meal: Meatloaf

On February 25, 2013 By admin

I’ve got to be honest with you. I am growing out of love with meat. I’m not judging people that eat meat. I just don’t feel like eating it anymore. With one exception. 5 Guys Burgers. Can’t say “no” to those when I’m craving protein. But all that aside, this is another vehicle of meat [...]

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Winter is getting to me. Here is a soup I make when I want comfort food but don’t want to spend much time in the kitchen. Plus, my friend brought me some the other day to cheer me up and I was reminded of how much I like it. Yummy.

Chicken with Wild Rice Soup
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Quick Dinner: Potsticker Soup

On January 19, 2013 By admin

It’s 6pm and you are at a loss. I am here to help. I threw the above ingredients together and impressed my little ladies and my little man. Not included in the above picture are the ingredients I thought of at the very end, but ingredients that you can not forget. Soy [...]

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December weeknights are tricky. You want something warm and yummy but you have no bandwidth, given that you are wrapping, baking, shopping, and doing who-knows-what-else all day. Here is the first of a few shortcuts I use.

Ravioli with Simmered Tomatoes
1. In medium saucepan add 2 Tablespoons olive oil, 1 small diced onion, [...]

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Dinner: Bruschetta

On September 26, 2012 By admin

Sometimes. Just sometimes, I hit the ball out of the park. And friends, I hit the ball out of the park when I make bruschetta. Instructions below.

Becca’s Bruschetta

4-5 fresh tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes
fresh basil, cut
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon [...]

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Crock Pot Monday: Green Chile

On August 27, 2012 By admin

As my girls get older they get busier. As they get busier I get way busier. Enter the crock pot. Say what you will about that handy devil–I love it. Because of various schedules, this Fall I’ll be using my crock pot every Monday. All three girls have their music lessons on Monday. And if [...]

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Originally posted June 12th, 2009

Tonight we are having friends over for Minestrone Salad with Grilled Sausage and Arugula Pesto. This is one of my favorite summertime menus. I make the salad and pesto in the morning, clean my house like a madwoman in the afternoon, then grill the sausage on [...]

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