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Quick Dish: Turkey & Quinoa

I made this because I wanted to make something like couscous with leftovers, but a little more hearty, so I used quinoa, but you could use rice or another grain if you prefer. Also I used turkey because I have … Continue reading

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Homemade Candy Bar (sort of)

We had some friends coming over for dessert and I wanted to make something new and interesting, and also wanted to somehow transform a cheesy chocolate apple that my husband got from a student into something delicious, and use up … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Empanadas: Sweet

These are more of a dessert empanada. To see the savory recipe, click here. For these I wanted to make the classic baked yams that people make for Thanksgiving with the melted marshmallows on top, but put it all inside … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Empanadas: Savory

This year I wanted to make something that would have the traditional Thanksgiving flavors, but with a more interesting twist and I think I’ve accomplished that with two recipes: this savory one and a sweet one to come. This would … Continue reading

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Easier Eggplant Parmesan

  I’m not the biggest fan of eggplant parmesan, or chicken parmesan either, because it’s so heavy and usually very salty, at least in restaurants. Plus it’s so much work to have to bread and fry everything. So this technically … Continue reading

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Making Food Good for Your Baby

I’m so excited for Jenna and Adam, and for Alice who has now joined their family! I wish I could be there to give her a big congratulatory hug, or help her cook and clean after Alice is born, or … Continue reading

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Doctoring up plain Pasta Sauce

My sister in law just gave me a huge jar of pasta sauce from Costco the other day, cause it’ll be going bad in a couple weeks and she had too many to finish up herself. Which is awesome, because … Continue reading

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Baby Carrier Part 2: Mei Tai

You can read Part 1 about my experience with the Moby wrap¬†here. I just love the Mei Tai! In fact I love it so much, I have 2 now. I always wanted 2 carriers when I had just the Moby … Continue reading

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Chorizo Kale Pepper Stir Fry

2 links of chorizo sausage (or other spicy sausage), casings removed 2 yellow bell peppers, roughly chopped 1 orange bell pepper, roughly chopped 1 medium onion, sliced 1 Tbl canola oil ~ 1/2 cup of chicken broth, or other flavorful … Continue reading

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Chicken Fried Rice

I was inspired to make this because about a week ago, we brought chicken kabobs (marinated in a jerk seasoning wet rub) to a cookout and it was SOOO good. Then a couple nights ago a friend called to come … Continue reading

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